Redlands Secure Much Needed Win
Words: Tristram Peters
Additional Reporting: Angela Bacic
Redlands United have secured a drama-filled 4-2 victory against Sunshine Coast Fire at Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday evening.
Fire netted the first goal following a defensive mistake from Redlands, but they would soon surrender the lead as Redlands scored two quickfire goals either side of the half-time break.
Fire's Jez Lofthouse pulled back the difference in the 51st minute and, when Redlands' Swithenbank was marched for his second yellow, the game headed towards a tense finish.
Despite being a man down, Redlands held on and Warrilow scored his second to seal the win, lifting Redlands towards the middle of the table.
Redlands play Brisbane Olympic away next weekend in what will prove a good test of their current form, while Fire host South West Queensland Thunder, still looking for their first win.
5' - CHANCE FOR FIRE - Fire string a few passes together to get behind the Redlands' defence for a shot but Denver Crickmore palms it over the bar.
9' - CHANCE FOR REDLANDS - Graham Fyfe's free kick from 20-yards out hits the crossbar.
14' - GOAL FOR FIRE - Soichi Koshimizu puts the ball into the back of the net following a defensive mistake from Redlands.
28' - GOAL FOR REDLANDS - Alex Warrilow receives a through ball to slot it home in the bottom left corner.
45+1' - GOAL FOR REDLANDS - Fyfe scores at the near post after miscommunication at the back from Fire.
46' - GOAL FOR REDLANDS - Mikey Dalton scores right in front of the goal after Fire fail to clear the ball from the goalmouth.
51' - GOAL FOR FIRE - Jez Lofthouse puts pressure on Crickmore and wins the ball to put it in the bottom corner.
76' - RED CARD FOR REDLANDS - Paul Swithenbank earns his marching orders after a second yellow.
90+2' - GOAL FOR REDLANDS - Warrilow finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and calmly slots it home.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland - Round 12
Saturday, May 27
Redlands United FC 4 (Alexander WARRILOW 28' 90+2', Graham FYFE 45+1', Mikey DALTON 46')
Sunshine Coast FC 2 (Shoichi KOSHIMIZU 14', Jez LOFTHOUSE 51')
Referee - David WIEBE
Assistant - Danielle POTTICARY
Assistant - Kehan RYLEY