Report – Brisbane Roar Youth v Brisbane Strikers

Aug 05, 2019 by

Brisbane Strikers have extended their winning ways with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Brisbane Roar Youth on Saturday night.

Owen Baker’s side dominating from the outset at Logan Metro Sports Complex to record their second-straight National Premier Leagues win.

Forward Andy Pengelly delivered all four goals for Brisbane Strikers – including a first-half hat-trick – to claim the points.

His haul also saw him set a new record for most goals in a National Premier Leagues Queensland season as his season’s tally moved to 36 goals.

Despite being nullified for the majority of the match, Brisbane Roar Youth found late consolation through a goal to Mirza Muratovic late in the second half.

The win was Brisbane Strikers second over Brisbane Roar Youth this season and extends the team’s strong attacking form heading into their mid-week clash with Hyundai A-League club Wellington Phoenix in the FFA Cup.


1’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Andy Pengelly capitalises on a defensive mix-up by Brisbane Roar Youth to pounce on a long ball with an opportunistic finish.

15’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Jake McLean’s free-kick is parried by Brisbane Roar Youth goalkeeper Lachlan Hunter into the path of Andy Pengelly who converts at close range

23’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Hiroki Omori’s cross from the left picks out Andy Pengelly at the far post for a composed volleyed finish.

50’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Jake McLean’s free-kick picks out the near post run of Andy Pengelly to control on his chest and then tuck away the finish at close range.

70’ – BRISBANE ROAR YOUTH – Mirza Muratovic is picked out by Dauntae Mariner’s cutback and sees his shot trickle over the line after taking a heavy touch off Brisbane Strikers goalkeeper Bon Scott.


4’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Fraser Hills draws a parried save from Brisbane Roar Youth goalkeeper Lachlan Hunter before Dong-Yoo Kim fires over the bar just seconds later.

10’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Chris Maher’s run down the right flank results in a squaring ball for Andy Pengelly but his effort is denied by Lachlan Hunter.

12’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – An opportunity results from the second phase of a corner but Matt Richardson’s effort deflects just wide off a Brisbane Roar Youth defender.

33’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Andy Pengelly picks off the ball as Brisbane Roar Youth try to play out from the back. He feeds the run of Dong-Yoo Kim but his effort is saved.

45+1’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Fraser Hills gets a sight on goal in the box from the second phase of a corner but Lachlan Hunter claims the shot at his near post.

59’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE ROAR YOUTH – Tyson Marton heads wide of the target from a Brisbane Roar Youth corner kick

73’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – A scramble in the box results in a snapshot from Zach Maltby at close range that fizzes just over the crossbar.

76’ – CHANCE – BRISBANE STRIKERS – A counter-attack sees Dong-yoo Kim send a well-placed shot past the onrushing Lachlan Hunter but the backtracking Ezekiel Hawkins picks it off the line.


The result sees Brisbane Strikers strengthen their hold on fifth place – moving five points clear of nearest challenger Gold Coast United.


Hiroki Omori – the Japanese fullback marked his 100th competitive game for the club with a hard-working performance to stifle the opposition in defence and provide crucial service out wide in attack.


“We wanted to come out quick and we did that – the first half was especially good from us. We got through the ninety minutes , we managed our players and Roar never had a sniff. I was pleased with how aggressive we were in the final third tonight with the ball and on the press.” – Owen Baker, Brisbane Strikers head coach.


“It was a good win and great for Andy Pengelly to get four more goals. We played some good football throughout the game and confidence is going to be high going into Wednesday. We wanted to put on a professional performance and I think we did that.“ – Jake McLean, Brisbane Strikers captain


Brisbane Strikers have now scored in 20 consecutive matches in all competitions – scoring four or more goals in half of those matches.


Brisbane Strikers now turn their attention to Wednesday night’s blockbuster FFA Cup Round of 32 clash against Hyundai A-League side Wellington Phoenix at Perry Park.


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