Report – Brisbane Strikers v Souths United

Apr 11, 2019 by

Brisbane Strikers returned to winning ways on Tuesday night with a record-breaking 10-1 win over Souths United in their FFA Cup Preliminary Round tie.

The commanding performance saw four different Brisbane Strikers players get on the score sheet at Perry Park as the club put paid to a frustrating six-match winless run.

The returns were led by striker Andy Pengelly – his six goals breaking a club record for most goals by a single player in a competitive match.

Captain Jake McLean struck twice in the attacking blitzkrieg, wadding to second half strikes from fullback Hiroki Omori and midfield debutant Cade McDermott.

The result sees Brisbane Strikers advance to the Preliminary Round 5 of the FFA Cup as they search for one of three places for teams from south-east Queensland in the national draw.

The win was also the first for Brisbane Strikers at Perry Park this season and is the club’s biggest ever win in the FFA Cup.

GOALS

11’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Captain Jake McLean opens the scoring with a first-time finish inside the penalty area from Ryan Palmer’s dinked cross.

15’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – A series of short passes open up the Souths United defences on the right wing before Cade McDermott teed up Andy Pengelly to deliver a first-time finish in off the crossbar.

43’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – A pass through the line from Cade McDermott is allowed to run by Fraser Hills and Jake McLean to play in Andy Pengelly, who delivers a composed one-on-one finish.

44’ – SOUTHS UNITED – A mazy run from Usamah Al Sallakh into the penalty area pulls a goal back as he places a top corner finish past Brisbane Strikers goalkeeper Bon Scott.

57’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Fraser Hills sends a squaring ball to the back post where Andy Pengelly converts on the slide to secure his hat-trick.

61’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Ryan Palmer and Fraser Hills combine on the right before Hills again delivers a squaring ball to meet the run of Pengelly for another close-range finish.

67’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Jake McLean intercepts in midfield and floats a ball over the Souths United backline for Andy Pengelly, who makes no mistake with the one-on-one finish.

70’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Cade McDermott’s first-touch 20 yards out allows space for a shot and he dispatches it in the bottom corner of the goal from the top of the box.

75’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – A turnover in defence is capitalised on by substitute Zach Maltby and ends with a Andy Pengelly tucking away into an empty net from Jake McLean’s squaring ball.

80’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Finding space between the Souths United lines, Jake McLean delivers a pin-point looping finish from outside 20 yards to secure his brace.

86’ – BRISBANE STRIKERS – Cutting in from the left-wing, Hiroki Omori’s run is supplied by substitute Scott Halliday and the Japanese fullback ices the win with a strong finish on the angle.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH

Andy Pengelly – returning from suspension, the young striker broke his six match scoring drought with a club record-breaking performance that was ably assisted by crisp supply from his teammates.

REACTION

“The most pleasing thing is in the second half we were clinical. It would’ve been easy to keep the game at 3-1 but the lads are working on a lot of things improve our game and being clinical is one of them. We spoke about maintaining our high standards and bettering our combinations as a team. Now we have to take it into the league.“ – Owen Baker, Brisbane

“Everyone loves playing in the FFA Cup so it was good to get a win and be clinical in front of goal. We haven’t had that in recent weeks and hopefully it can continue. When you play teams from a lower tier it is never quite as intense as you would like but the competition is all about getting the wins and it will give us confidence going back into the league this weekend.“ – Jake McLean, Brisbane Strikers captain

DID YOU KNOW?

The result continues Brisbane Strikers perfect return at Perry Park in the FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds – with five wins from five games at the venue in the competition’s qualifying stages since 2014.

NEXT GAME

Brisbane Strikers turn their attention back to the National Premier Leagues when they host Brisbane Roar Youth at Perry Park on Saturday night.

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