Pengelly Shares Credit In Record-Breaking Haul

Jul 23, 2019 by

Record-breaking Brisbane Strikers forward Andy Pengelly has credited his teammates with his unprecedented scoring spree.

The 22-year-old attacker rewrote the record books on Saturday night at Perry Park by netting nine goals against Sunshine Coast FC – the most ever by a single player in a National Premier Leagues Queensland match.

Pengelly’s haul comes just months after he netted a then club record six goals in Brisbane Strikers FFA Cup tie against Souths United.

The off-season recruit now boasts over 40 goals in all competitions this season for Brisbane Strikers.

However, the humble Pengelly stated his teammates deserved their fair share of the credit for his record-breaking exploits – with Zach Maltby, Ryan Palmer, Chris Maher, Jake McLean and Matt Richardson providing assists on the night.

““It’s a very weird feeling,” Pengelly explained post-match, “Obviously, I am very happy for my own stats but I don’t really know how to explain the feeling.”

“I had a lot of support from my teammates to score the goals and I am very grateful for that because without them it wouldn’t have happened.”

“There were a lot of team goals and I was just there to finish them off. I don’t think I scored any individual goals.”

Pengelly now stands clear atop the National Premier Leagues Queensland Golden Boot race with 32 goals in the league this season.

However, he acknowledged he must continue to work hard if he is to become the first Brisbane Strikers player to claim the competition’s top honour for attacking players.

“I’m pleased to be up there because there are a lot of good players out there scoring goals.”

“But the season is not over yet. There are a lot of games yet to be played and hopefully I can keep scoring.”

“Obviously, we have a big FFA Cup game coming up and I want to be in goal scoring form for that game.”

Pengelly is a former teammate and good friend of previous record-holder Dylan Wenzel-Halls, who is now with Hyundai A-League club Brisbane Roar.

He revealed that Wenzel-Halls was amongst the first to congratulate him on his achievement after the match.

“Dylan sent me a text about beating the record straight away. There has always been a bit of banter between him and I so this just adds to that now.”

Brisbane Strikers will take a break from competitive football this weekend due to a bye in the National Premier Leagues. They return to action the following weekend against Brisbane Roar Youth in Logan.


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