Strikers Crush Fire
Words: Blake Birt
Additional Reporting: Steve Pitman
Images: Michele Pitman
Brisbane Strikers fell just short of double digits against Sunshine Coast FC on Tuesday night, leaving Perry Park with an emphatic 9-0 win.
Seven Strikers players got in on the goalscoring fun, with Michael Lee the lone player to score a double.
Lee and Jake McLean were in lockstep all evening as the Strikers duo combined to tear the Fire defence apart.
Strikers were up 3-0 inside 30 minutes and never looked back to pick up a third win of the season, as well as a healthy goal difference boost.
Strikers are at home again this weekend, hosting SWQ Thunder. Fire will attempt to pick up the pieces back on the Sunshine Coast, against Brisbane Roar Youth.
12’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Jeremy Stewart slides in to convert a cross from Sam Knight.
20’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Jake McLean plays in Michael Lee and he slots past Kevin Downes.
24’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Deja vu for Strikers' third as McLean again supplies Lee, who calmly rounds Downes and finishes.
42’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - McLean and Lee combine to set up Gregory Cheshire at the back post.
45’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Hiroki Omori fires past Downes after Lee's pass dissected Fire's defence.
45+1’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Cheshire's cross is deflected past Downes for an own goal.
64’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - New signing Fraser Eller goes around Downes after being played in by Luke Marsh.
72’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Marsh makes no mistake with Omori's cutback.
83’ - GOAL FOR STRIKERS - Palmer wriggles to the byline before finding Jake Marshall, who scores from close range.
PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2017 – Round 6
Tuesday, April 4
Brisbane Strikers FC 9 (Jeremy STEWART 12', Michael LEE 20' 24', Gregory CHESHIRE 42', Hiroki OMORI 45', OWN GOAL 45+1', Fraser ELLER 64', Luke MARSH 72', Jake MARSHALL 83')
Sunshine Coast FC 0
Referee – Adam KERSEY
Assistant – Oleg LABUZ
Assistant – Brad BURTON
4th Official - Ryan MOONEY