Jayde Lowe has claimed an impressive four goal haul, as Gold Coast City eased to a resounding 6-1 win over Sunshine Coast FC in the PS4 NPL Women’s Queensland on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors started brightly and would take the early lead, with a spilled ball from third choice Fire goalkeeper Lana Prior coming off Lowe and rolling into the net.
From there, Gold Coast City claimed control and got their second goal just after 30 minutes, with Lowe’s shot fumbled over the line for her second of the afternoon.
The Fire would hit back soon after, however, with Joanna Purvis’ brilliantly struck free kick looping over Ellen Hepburn to halve the deficit.
Gold Coast City would soon regain their two goal buffer, with Teleya Reynolds converting from the penalty spot ten minutes after half time.
It would be all Gold Coast from this point onwards, with Jayde Lowe claiming her hat-trick from the spot just after the hour mark before grabbing a fourth late on, while Emily Benton added the other goal.
The big win sees Gold Coast City claim their first points of the Playstation 4 NPL Women’s Queensland season, while Sunshine Coast remain near the bottom of the ladder.
1” – CHANCE FOR GOLD COAST – Georgia Elliston crosses from the right and finds Emily Benton, but she skies over from outside the 18 yard box.
5” – GOAL FOR GOLD COAST – A cross from the left finds Jayde Lowe, who finds her shot saved, but the ball trickles into the net.
12” – CHANCE FOR GOLD COAST – Emily Benton’s attempt hit the crossbar and lands at Georgia Elliston’s feet, but her shot is straight at goalkeeper Lana Prior.
23” – CHANCE FOR GOLD COAST – Benton crosses again as a goalmouth scramble ensues, but Kirra Guy clears the ball to safety.
32” – GOAL FOR GOLD COAST – Emily Benton’s cross finds Jayde Lowe, whose attempt is hit straight at Lana Prior, but the ball bounces out of her hands and into the net.
35” – GOAL FOR SUNSHINE COAST – Joanna Purvis’ long range free kick floats over Ellen Hepburn to halve the deficit.
55” – GOAL FOR GOLD COAST – Teleya Reynolds scores from the spot, converting to Prior’s left.
57” – GOAL FOR GOLD COAST – Emily Benton gets on the scoresheet, with a shot from outside the 18 yard box looping over the reach of Prior.
62” – GOAL FOR GOLD COAST – Jayde Lowe completes her hat-trick, smashing her spot kick in the top right hand corner.
67” – CHANCE FOR GOLD COAST – Ella Flack’s clearance lands at the feet of Lowe, but her shot is stopped well by Prior.
70” – CHANCE FOR SUNSHINE COAST – Teyana Bielby’s attempt from the right wing rebounds off the post and back into play.
80” – GOAL FOR GOLD COAST – A corner from the left is met well by Jayde Lowe, who finishes with a lovely header for her fourth of the match.
Playstation 4 NPL Women’s Queensland Season 2017 – Round 3
Sunday, 9 April
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters
Sunshine Coast FC – 1 (Purvis 36’)
Gold Coast City FC – 6 (J. Lowe 6’ 33’ 63’ 81’, Reynolds 56’, Benton 58’)
Referee – Sarah PRATT
Assistant – Laura KRAUSE
Assistant – Elly JONES
Article originally appeared on www.nplqld.com.au