Brisbane Roar Youth have come back from a goal down twice to see off a determined Sunshine Coast Fire outfit 4-2 at Kawana on Sunday afternoon.
Turning the form guide on its head, the hosts took an early lead thanks to Jez Lofthouse, but the Young Roar found an equaliser midway through the first half through Daniel Driver’s long range free kick.
After the interval, the Young Roar pressed but would find themselves behind again, as Shoichi Koshimizu converted from the spot after being fouled by Lloyd Cabilan.
From there, the Fire couldn’t deal with the pace of Rahmat Akbari and Nathan Yoon, with the duo claiming the next three goals to ensure the Young Roar emerged from the final game of the round victorious.
The result sees the Young Roar move into 8th spot, while the Fire remain in 11th, still looking for their first win of the season.
7” – GOAL FOR SUNSHINE COAST – Cutting in from the left hand side, Jez Lofthouse curls in a beautiful strike across the face of goal.
22” – CHANCE FOR SUNSHINE COAST – Jez Lofthouse tries his luck again, this time from a free kick 30 metres out, but it goes narrowly wide.
24” – GOAL FOR BRISBANE ROAR – Daniel Driver’s long range free kick catches Kevin Downes off his line and ends up in the net.
34” – CHANCE FOR BRISBANE ROAR – Rahmat Akbari is through on goal, but his shot from 12 yards is saved by Downes with his legs.
46” – CHANCE FOR BRISBANE ROAR – Akbari gets another opportunity from 12 yards out, but Kevin Downes pushes the shot wide.
55” – GOAL FOR SUNSHINE COAST – After being bundled over in the box by Lloyd Cabilan, Shoichi Koshimizu converts the penalty to Macklin Freke’s left.
62” – GOAL FOR BRISBANE ROAR – Rahmat Akbari pounces on a scramble in the box to toepoke home from Nathan Yoon’s delivery.
73” – GOAL FOR BRISBANE ROAR – A wonderful cross on the right from substitute Kye Bolton is met by Nathan Yoon, who heads the ball in the bottom right hand corner.
85” – CHANCE FOR SUNSHINE COAST – Danyon Bell has the opportunity after a goalmouth scramble but the defence clears away.
86” – GOAL FOR BRISBANE ROAR – Nathan Yoon manages to evade the Fire keeper Downes, before tapping in from close range despite Tom Land’s best efforts.
87” – CHANCE FOR BRISBANE ROAR – Akbari has the chance to score again, but his well struck shot, through a sea of bodies, strikes the post.
Playstation 4 NPL Queensland Season 2017 – Round 7
Sunday, 9 April
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters
Sunshine Coast Fire FC – 2 (Jez LOFTHOUSE 7’, Shoichi Koshimizu 55’ (pen))
Brisbane Roar FC Youth – 4 (Daniel DRIVER 25’, Rahmat AKBARI 62’, Nathan YOON 74’ 86’)
Referee – Isidro TEROL
Assistant – Ben COOK
Assistant – Tarran RICHARDS
4th Official – Michael BURLONE
Article originally appeared on www.nplqld.com.au