Our Young Roar have recorded their biggest win of the 2019 NPL Queensland season with a resounding 7-1 victory over Magpies Crusaders United at Sologinkin Oval on Saturday night.
A Daniel Leck hat-trick coupled with goals from Jyi Oakes, Braydon Doolan, Lleyton Brooks and an own goal saw the Young Roar claim take all three points in Mackay.
Oakes opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he intercepted a Nelson Burgess back pass before rounding Magpies Crusaders goalkeeper Mitch Wright and finishing into an empty net to put Young Roar in front.
It took the home side just two minutes to hit back with Michael Lyall heading home a Liam Shipton cross to level the scores.
Leck restored Young Roar’s lead on the stroke of half time when he latched onto an Oakes through ball and beat Wright with a delicate first time finish to send the visitors into the break 2-1 ahead.
Two minutes after the restart the Roar’s advantage was doubled when Burgess turned a Leck cross into his own net.
Doolan made it 4-1 in 52nd minute when he cut in from the left and skipped past Benjamin Coombes before firing a clinical finish into the bottom corner to open his goal scoring account for the 2019 NPL Queensland season.
Leck fired an inch-perfect free kick into the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar from the top of the box to make it five for the visitors midway through the second half.
Substitute Brooks got in on the act five minutes later when he collected a Harry Talbot through ball and calmly finished past Wright.
Leck completed his hat-trick in the 87th minute when he chipped Wright with a first-time finish to round out the 7-1 win.
Speaking post-match, Young Roar Head Coach Jake Goodship said he was delighted with his side’s showing in Saturday’s match.
“It was really pleasing to see such a positive performance, it’s always good to take chances and capitalise on key moments in game,” Goodship said.
“The first ten minutes of the second half was something we’d discussed, we wanted to start on the front foot and be aggressive both with and without possession.
“I was really happy with the reaction from the players from there which won us the game and from that point we were in control and able to see the game out.”
The Young Roar coach heaped praised on the contribution of a number of individuals but added there is plenty of improvement left in his side.
“[Daniel] Leck was outstanding & there were plenty of standout individual performances, including from the subs who had a real impact tonight,” he continued.
“We signalled our intent with an attacking minded squad, but there’s still plenty of room to improve and we’ll keep working hard to build on our performances in recent weeks,” Goodship concluded.
Our Young Roar’s focus now turns to next Sunday’s home clash against Western Pride at the Logan Football Complex.
NPL Queensland Round 15: Magpies Crusaders United v Young Roar
Saturday, 11 May
Sologinkin Oval, Mackay
Magpies Crusader United 1 (Lyall 20′)
Brisbane Roar Youth 7 (Oakes 18′, Leck 41′ 71′ 87′, Own Goal 47′, Doolan 52′, Brooks 76′)