Late Drama As Fire Deny Thunder
Words: Blake Birt
Images: SWQ Thunder
South West Queensland Thunder traded late goals with Sunshine Coast FC on the way to a 2-2 draw at Clive Berghofer Stadium on Saturday night.
Nicholas Edwards capitalised on some beautiful lead up play to shoot Thunder into the lead with minutes remaining, only for Zachary Munster to reply with a cultured chip in injury time.
The action arrived in bursts all game, with the opening two goals also coming in quick succession.
Terone Wattegedara's scuffed effort made its way through the keeper's hands into the back of the net, before a Majok Piok shot pinballed incredibly off two Thunder defenders en route to goal.
Both teams will enter Round 3 still searching for a first season win, as Thunder visit Redlands United and Fire host Gold Coast City in the 'Coast Clash'.
10' - CHANCE FOR THUNDER - Piok puts a ball across goal to Mustafa Jafari but he sends it over.
25' - GOAL FOR FIRE - Wattegedara scuffs his shot but it goes through the keeper's hands into the back of the net.
37' - GOAL FOR THUNDER - Piok carries the ball into the box and his shot rebounds off the keeper, off another defender and finally into the goal.
70' - CHANCE FOR FIRE - Scott Murray gets around a defender and fires, but Borean's fingertips send the shot just wide.
87' - GOAL FOR THUNDER - Edwards receives the ball after some beautiful build-up play and shoots past the keeper from 10 yards out.
90'+2 - GOAL FOR FIRE - Munster holds off his man before chipping in a superb equaliser.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland 2017 – Round 2
Saturday, 4 March
Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba
South West Queensland Thunder FC 2 (OWN GOAL 37', Nicholas EDWARDS 87’)
Sunshine Coast FC 2 (Terone WATTEGEDARA 25', Zachary MUNSTER 90'+2)
Referee - Michael BOZHOFF