City Cruise Against Lowly Fire
Words: Matt Tilby
Additional Reporting: Sam Attwood
Images: Sam Attwood/Sunshine Coast FC
Brisbane City have secured a solid 3-0 win over Sunshine Coast FC at Kawana on Sunday afternoon.
Dominating the first half, it would be the visitors who struck first, with Carter Glockner finishing well from 12 yards out.
The Fire would spurn a golden opportunity following Bon Scott’s failed clearance, and this would come back to haunt them, as Samuel Sibatuara slotted home under the legs of Kevin Downes to double the lead before half time.
Simon Biel would score late on to seal the result for City, who move to within three points of leaders Gold Coast City and only trail second placed Brisbane Strikers on goal difference.
Sunshine Coast, however, continue their barren run at the bottom of the table, still yet to win a game this season as they travel to Redlands United next week.
17’ - CHANCE FOR BRISBANE CITY - Han makes a shot from 12 yards out that stings the palms of Kevin Downes before he saves.
27’ - GOAL FOR BRISBANE CITY - Carter Glockner shoots low from 12 yards out underneath the oncoming Downes.
34’ - CHANCE FOR BRISBANE CITY - Glockner delivers an aerial cross to Han, who shoots over from 12 yards with a bicycle kick.
37’ - CHANCE FOR SUNSHINE COAST - Nathaniel Giabardo gets on the end of Bon Scott's botched clearance but his shot from 30 yards is narrowly over.
43’ - GOAL FOR BRISBANE CITY - Samuel Sibatuara shoots low at goal from 12 yards out, before it goes through the legs of the keeper.
63’ - CHANCE FOR BRISBANE CITY - Han gets on the end of a low ball across the box but his tapped shot from 6 yards is saved by Downes’ leg.
85’ - GOAL FOR BRISBANE CITY - Satake delivers a ball to Simon Biel, whose shot from 12 yards goes in off the underside of Downes.
89’ - CHANCE FOR BRISBANE CITY - Simon Biel manages to capitalise on a poor Downes clearance but his shot from inside the area goes over.
Playstation 4 NPL Queensland Season 2017 – Round 11
Sunday, May 21
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana
Sunshine Coast Fire FC – 0
Brisbane City FC – 3 (Carter GLOCKNER 26’, Sam SIBATUARA 43’, Simon BIEL 85’)
Referee – Zac KEENAN
Assistant – Noah REYNOLDS
Assistant – Michael BURLONE