Redlands go down to Lions

TOUGH GAME: Sam Langley wins the ball for the Red Devils last Saturday evening.  Pictures: Ray Gardner.
TOUGH GAME: Sam Langley wins the ball for the Red Devils last Saturday evening. Pictures: Ray Gardner.

Redlands United have gone down 3-0 to Lions FC in round 13 of the National Premier League Queensland on Saturday night. The Lions were hunting their sixth straight win of the season, which would mean the team kept its spot in the top four a and have a sixth clean sheet of the 2018 season. 

Redlands Goalkeeper Andrew Ralph was in outstanding form making numerous saves for the Red Devils. Picture: Ray Gardner

Redlands Goalkeeper Andrew Ralph was in outstanding form making numerous saves for the Red Devils. Picture: Ray Gardner

The game started slowly with Lions FC having better chances of the opening minutes but they were unable to take advantage.

SLIDE IN: Redlands United's Chad Swieca slides in to take the ball.

SLIDE IN: Redlands United's Chad Swieca slides in to take the ball.

After so much defending, Lions were able to find their breakthrough in the 39th minute with a goal from Jason Macuace which got the team ahead at halftime.

Redlands came out in the second half with fire and were looking to score early but Lions goalkeeper Luke Borean pulled off a fantastic double save to deny Redlands the chance to level the scores.

Redlands attack continued to pile on the pressure as they forced Borean to pull off another spectacular save from a free kick as the ball came off his finger tips to keep Lions ahead.

Not long after, Lions doubled their lead with former Brisbane Roar forward Jean Carlos Solorzano having some great footwork as he manages to weave into the box and slide it home.

Lions made it 3-0 15 minutes later as Carter Glockner made a great run in behind the defence before rounding the keeper and smashing it into the bottom corner. 

Redlands are away from home for the next three weeks.