2013 National Premier League Queensland

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NPL Queensland
Season 2013
Champions Olympic FC
Premiers Olympic FC
Matches played 132
Goals scored 612 (4.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Antonio Murray
(27 goals)
Biggest home win

Redlands United 11-2 Central Queensland FC
(24 March 2013)


Sunshine Coast Fire 9-0 Central Queensland FC
(9 June 2013)
Biggest away win

Central Queensland FC 0–7 Sunshine Coast Fire (9 March 2013)


FNQ FC Heat 0–7 Brisbane City (23 March 2013)
Highest scoring Redlands United 11-2 Central Queensland FC
(24 March 2013)
Longest winning run Brisbane City (8)
Longest unbeaten run Brisbane City (13)
Longest winless run QAS (11)
Longest losing run QAS (8)
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2014 NPL Queensland →

The National Premier League Queensland 2013 is the first season under the new competition format in Queensland. The league consists of 12 teams across the State of Queensland.

Brisbane City, Olympic FC and Redlands United joined from the Brisbane Premier League. Brisbane Strikers, QAS and Sunshine Coast Fire joined from the previous Queensland State League.

Central Queensland FC, FNQ FC Heat and Northern Fury each had sides from their cities participating in the previous Queensland State League but new consortiums won bids to participate in the NPL and new identities were created, Fury taking on the identity of the former A-League club North Queensland Fury.

Complete new entities, Western Pride FC and Moreton Bay Jets were formed while Palm Beach Sharks was drawn from the Gold Coast Premier League but were former participants in years gone past in the Brisbane Premier League.

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Home ground
Brisbane City Brisbane Spencer Park
Brisbane Strikers Brisbane Perry Park
Central Queensland FC Rockhampton Rugby Park
FNQ FC Heat Cairns & Mareeba Barlow Park
Borzi Park
Moreton Bay Jets Moreton Bay Wolter Park
Northern Fury Townsville Townsville Sports Reserve
Brolga Park
Olympic FC Brisbane Goodwin Park
Palm Beach Sharks Gold Coast Mallawa Complex Field
QAS Brisbane Meakin Park
Redlands United Brisbane Cleveland Showgrounds
Sunshine Coast Fire Sunshine Coast Stockland Park
Western Pride FC Ipswich North Ipswich Reserve
Eric Evans Oval

Regular season[edit]

The National Premier League Queensland 2013 season will be played over 22 rounds, beginning on 8 March with the regular season concluding on 18 August 2013.[1]

Olympic FC went through the first round of matches undefeated with 10 wins and 1 draw. Their first loss was at the hands of Brisbane City who won their round 12 clash, 3-1. This was after Olympic defeated Brisbane City 6-2 in the inaugural NPL Queensland match.

The Round 3 match between Western Pride and Sunshine Coast Fire was called off at approximately the 80 minute mark due to a severe thunderstorm. Fire were leading 4-0 at the time and under the competition rules, were awarded the win.

The Round 10 match between Moreton Bay Jets and Western Pride was abandoned at the 80 minute mark due to an electrical floodlight failure. The Jets were leading 1-0 at the time and were awarded the victory under the competition rules.

Olympic FC claimed the Premiers title in Round 20 with a 3-1 victory over the Moreton Bay Jets at Goodwin Park on 4 August 2013.

Olympic FC, Brisbane City, Sunshine Coast Fire and the Brisbane Strikers formed the top four teams and therefore qualified for the finals series.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olympic FC (C) 22 18 1 3 90 39 +51 55 2013 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Brisbane City 22 15 2 5 62 37 +25 47 2013 Queensland Finals
3 Sunshine Coast 22 15 1 6 61 22 +39 46
4 Brisbane Strikers 22 14 0 8 63 38 +25 42
5 Redlands United 22 12 3 7 72 39 +33 39
6 Moreton Bay United 22 11 3 8 39 44 −5 36
7 Northern Fury 22 9 5 8 48 43 +5 32
8 Western Pride 22 8 3 11 41 49 −8 27
9 Palm Beach 22 7 1 14 41 62 −21 22
10 Far North Queensland 22 4 4 14 30 68 −38 16
11 Central Queensland (R) 22 4 1 17 42 110 −68 13 Disbanded at end of season
12 Queensland Academy of Sport (R) 22 2 2 18 23 61 −38 8 Team withdrew to join NPL Queensland Youth competition

Updated to games played on 25 August 2013.
Source: sportingpulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Managers[edit]

Team Manager
Brisbane City Glen Volker
Brisbane Strikers David Large
Central Queensland FC Raymond Wood
FNQ FC Heat Martin Docherty (Joe Fenech - interim)
Moreton Bay Jets Terry Kirkham
Northern Fury Edds, GarethGareth Edds
Olympic FC Jim Bellas
Palm Beach Sharks Grae Piddock
QAS McCloughan, JoshJosh McCloughan
Redlands United Matt Chandler
Sunshine Coast Fire Kevin A'Hearne-Evans
Western Pride FC Wehrman, KaseyKasey Wehrman

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Time
Central Queensland FC Joe Fenech Resigned 14 April 2013[2] 12th Raymond Wood 22 May 2013[3] Round 5
FNQ FC Heat Martin Docherty Has stood aside for 2013 season due to family illness 24 April 2013[4] 10th Joe Fenech (interim basis for remainder of 2013) 24 April 2013[5] Round 6
Palm Beach Sharks Oscar Langone Terminated 16 May 2013[6] 10th Grae Piddock 24 May 2013[7] Round 8

Home and away season[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

Week 7[edit]

Week 8[edit]

Week 9[edit]

Week 10[edit]

Week 11[edit]

Week 12[edit]

Week 13[edit]

Week 14[edit]

Week 15[edit]

Week 16[edit]

Week 17[edit]

Week 18[edit]

Week 19[edit]

Week 20[edit]

Week 21[edit]

Week 22[edit]

Finals Series[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Antonio Murray Brisbane City 27
2 Tim Smits Olympic FC 26
3 Reuben Way Redlands United 20
=4 Danny Byrne Olympic FC 19
=4 Peter Drager Western Pride FC 19

Top Goalscorers by Club[edit]

Club Player Goals
Brisbane City Antonio Murray 27
Brisbane Strikers Greg King 11
Central Queensland Energy Chris Geddes 17
FNQ FC Heat Jamie Carroll and Cameron Morrison 8
Moreton Bay Jets Royce Brownlie 16
Northern Fury Alex Read 12
Olympic FC Tim Smits 26
Palm Beach Sharks Chris Lucas 15
QAS Abraham Yango and Sam Sibatuara 4
Redlands United Reuben Way 20
Sunshine Coast Fire Leon Dwyer 10
Western Pride FC Peter Drager 19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fixtures/Results". Footballqueensland.com.au. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Fenech 'forced' to quit his job as CQFC head coach". Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "CQFC Energy nets top-rated English coach to start next month". Gladstone Observer. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "FNQ FC Media Release, Fenech joins Heat". NPL Queensland. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "FNQ FC Media Release, Fenech joins Heat". NPL Queensland. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "NPL Round 9 Preview". NPL Queensland. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "NPL Round 11 Preview". NPL Queensland. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.