The final season of Football Kingz in the National Soccer League ended with a winning note. It happened at Ericsson Stadium just like their fight with Newcastle United on February 29.
They played against Brisbane Strikers with 4-3 as the Kingz made their final home game of the season – the end-of-season goal-fest.
On the early exchanges, the visitors made it considerably difficult for Kingz to gain the advantage. During the third minute, Steve Fitzsimmons dominated the field, until Chris Scuderi’s mistake with John Tambouras four minutes later.
The moment the ball spilt loose and the Kingz’ goalkeeper recovering, it was that time that the Strikers made the first goal – 1-0.
Due to the shock, the Kingz made some slip-ups and barely defended against the Strikers, almost being 2-0 down within just four minutes. The top scorer of Kingz, Harry Ngata, came in and headed to Mark Burton.
In the twentieth minute, Buron set off into the penalty area of the Brisbane Strikers but Webber stopped him from scoring a goal with a tackle but Harry continues to position himself for a shape.
This went on for ten minutes as they tried to defend Kingz attacks. Brisbane still had the advantage but the home team still kept persevering. Near the 42nd minute, the defender held off and Kingz scored a goal – 1-1.
But the game became too fast-paced with Ngata sending Brisbane the wrong way from the penalty spot that led to the clearance by Utting, helping them score another goal – 2-1.
At this point, Kingz had taken the advantage. However, some of their players kept getting caught on unfortunate accidents until Brisbane took the tempting opportunity to score their second goal.
Kingz, however, hadn’t recovered and 2-2 quickly became 3-2 in favour of Brisbane.
This turn of events became distressing for the Kingz, but in the next fifteen minutes, they still persevered and this paid off as Baldock made a mistake and the home team scored a goal making it a tie with 3 goals each.
Kingz midfielder was then handed his second penalty, and he managed to score another goal for Kingz, 4-3.
The home team held on to this advantage until the final whistle was heard throughout the field. It was the victory of Football Kingz, and it was also their last.