Both SEQ Futsal Premier League senior competitions have new leaders following an action-packed round three.
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MEN | Sunshine Coast Wave v South Brisbane
Sunshine Coast Wave survived a roaring South Brisbane fightback to prevail 8-6 in a top-of-the-table clash and move two points clear in first.
With outright ladder leadership on the line, the home side jumped to a 2-0 lead inside five minutes before piling on a further four goals for a stunning 6-1 half-time lead.
South Brisbane chipped away at the deficit and recovered to within a single goal through Adam Stacey’s late flurry, but Sunshine Coast held their nerve and added a late eighth to secure three points.
Sunshine Coast Wave 8 (Ben PARKINSON 2, Jascha BAX, Nathan PARKINSON, Julian EDWARDS, James VERDIN, Sam BEADEN, Jerrod BYRNE)
South Brisbane 6 (Adam STACEY 3, Dallas DACK 2, Joshua SEWELL)
WOMEN | Sunshine Coast Wave v South Brisbane
South Brisbane eventually broke down a stubborn Sunshine Coast Wave side to take a patient 3-1 road win back to the capital.
The visitors looked set for a straightforward afternoon when Rebekah Horsey made it 1-0 in the 10th minute.
However, despite being without a point from the opening two rounds, Kirra Guy responded for Wave by capping a fine team goal shortly after the restart.
South Brisbane steadied and restored their lead when Sofie Persson’s run resulted in a second – credited as an own goal – although Sunshine Coast continued to prove tough opposition.
Persson did get her name on the scoresheet in the closing moments to make it three straight for the league leaders.
Sunshine Coast Wave 1 (Kirra GUY)
South Brisbane 3 (Rebekah HORSEY, Sofie PERSSON, OWN GOAL)
MEN | Bundaberg Wildcats v Arana United
Luke Leggett scored three goals to lead Bundaberg Wildcats into second spot with a thrilling 6-5 win over Arana United.
With South Brisbane beaten on the Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg had the chance to edge closer to the top and made the right early move with a third minute opener through Laurie Stephenson.
Leggett soon took charge of the match and, despite Arana putting away three second-half goals, the home side preserved their unbeaten home record by clinging on to the single-goal victory.
The Wildcats are now just two points shy of first, while United will hope to quickly turn encouraging signs into first points.
Bundaberg Wildcats 6 (Luke LEGGETT 3, Laurie STEPHENSON, Hayden LOBEGEIER, Cohen READ)
Arana United 5 (Conor O’NEILL 2, Stephen O’NEILL, Trent DAVIDSON, Arash REGHABI)
WOMEN | Bundaberg Wildcats v Arana United
Arana United coasted to their second straight victory with a commanding 12-1 win away to Bundaberg Wildcats.
Bethany Ashton, Catherine O’Neill and Jess Dillon all scored multiple goals as Arana moved into third on the ladder following last weekend’s 5-4 win over Sunshine Coast Wave.
Kathryn Jenkin did get the hosts on the scoresheet but Bundaberg were ultimately powerless to prevent their heaviest defeat of the season.
Bundaberg Wildcats 1 (Kathryn JENKIN)
Arana United 12 (Bethany ASHTON 5, Catherine O’NEILL 3, Jess DILLON 2, Nancy LAWES, OWN GOAL)
MEN | Redlands City v Peninsula Futsal Club
Redlands City notched their first win of the SEQ Futsal Premier League Men’s season as a four-goal first-half did the damage in a 5-2 defeat of Peninsula Futsal Club.
Paolo Valvoletti scored twice for the home side while James Egata also caught the eye with a thunderous free-kick.
Both goalkeepers were kept busy throughout the second-half although only a goal apiece was scored, ensuring Redlands’ passage into the top four.
Aiden English and Steve Thomas netted for the visitors but it wasn’t enough to prevent Peninsula from falling to a third consecutive defeat.
Redlands City 5 (Paolo VALVOLETTI 2, James EGATA, Brendan COBB, Phil GANATIA)
Peninsula Futsal Club 2 (Aiden ENGLISH, Steve THOMAS)
WOMEN | Redlands City v Peninsula Futsal Club
Peninsula Futsal Club rocketed to the top of the ladder after comfortably accounting for Redlands City 7-0.
Following last weekend’s 13-7 win over the Wildcats, Peninsula have now scored an alarming 20 goals in two rounds.
Tayla Brotherston led the scoring with three while Allison Johns grabbed two as the visitors further enhanced their status as title contenders.
Redlands created a number of their own opportunities but couldn’t find a way past an inspired Katherine Kirkwood, who made a string of top saves to record the competition’s first clean sheet.
Redlands City 0
Peninsula Futsal Club 7 (Tayla BROTHERSTON 3, Allison JOHNS 2, Miranda WILSON, Molly RICHARDS)