Brisbane Olympic scored five first-half goals on the way to a stunning 8-2 victory over Sunshine Coast FC at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Matthew Heath needed just over half an hour to notch a hat-trick, swelling his season tally to an incredible 10 goals from four games.
Heath later added a fourth and received plenty of scoring help from his teammates as Olympic maintained their perfect start and returned to top spot.
Fire’s Jez Lofthouse did score his first goals of the season, but his efforts never looked like being anything more than consolation prizes. The result leaves Fire winless and with a league-worst goal difference of -18.
Fire visit Perry Park to take on Brisbane Strikers next Saturday, while Olympic make the trek north to face FNQ Heat.
2’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Matthew Heath gets on the end of a low ball and taps home from close range.
5’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – A deflected shot falls to Heath and he fires in from 12 yards.
10’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Kazuya Ito receives a diagonal pass and he shoots low and hard into the bottom corner.
27’ – GOAL FOR FIRE – Jez Lofthouse runs through midfield and sends a shot in off the post from 18 yards.
33’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Heath turns and shoots in the box to secure his first-half hat-trick.
45’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – The ball falls to Kristen Waters following a corner and he shoots low to stretch the lead.
50’ – GOAL FOR FIRE – Lofthouse receives a pass from Howden before finding the net from the edge of the box .
55’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Heath taps in from very close range after a frantic goalmouth scramble.
58’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Heath creates a goal this time, playing a pass across to Andrew Coyne, who converts the simple chance.
84’ – GOAL FOR OLYMPIC – Matt Mundy closes the scoring from the spot, smashing his effort into the top corner.
PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2017 – Round 5
Sunday, 26 March
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Sunshine Coast FC 2 (Jez LOFTHOUSE 27′ 50′)
Brisbane Olympic FC 8 (Matthew HEATH 2′ 5′ 33′ 55′, Kazuya ITO 10′, Kristen WATERS 45′, Andrew COYNE 58′, Matt MUNDY 84′ p.)
Referee – Ben COOK
Assistant – Mike BURLONE
Assistant – Jay HUDSON
Article originally appeared on www.nplqld.com.au