A record six-goal haul by midfielder Mitchell Hore steered Brisbane Roar Youth to an emphatic 12-0 win over a nine-man Western Pride in their Playstation4 NPL Queensland clash at Perry Park today.
Six goals is the most ever scored by one player in one game in three seasons of NPL Queensland.
The Roar revelled in the extra possession and space against a depleted Pride and led 7-0 at halftime.
The Pride, who came into the match as joint leaders with three wins from four games, lost Gabriel Hawash in the 26th minute – when the score was 2-0 - and then captain Jesse Rigby in the 42nd minute when the score was 5-0.
Although Hore dominated the scoresheet with five goals from general play and a penalty, Roar midfielder Ben Litfin dominated the game and played a key role in five of his team's goals.
Western Pride dominated possession in the opening 10 minutes but the Roar had the first chance of the game.
Striker Abraham Yango burst through a flat Pride defence to set up a one-on-one with Pride keeper Bon Scott.
Scott stood his ground and forced the Roar striker wide. Yango cut back to Shannon Brady who couldn't get his shot on target.
Less than a minute later Roar pierced the Pride defence again.
Liftin, who had his birthday midweek and celebrated in style in this game, surged through the Pride defence and looped a shot over Scott, His attempt hit the upright and rebounded for a simple header into the goal for Hore's first.
In the 23rd minute Brady weaved his way into the box but was denied a penalty despite a heavy tackle from behind.
Brady got his revenge a minute later when he played a glorious crossfield ball to set up left winger Patrick Theodore who drove a low shot into the far side of the goal.
Western Pride were reduced to 10 men in the 26th minute. Hawash, who had been cautioned for dissent after the Roar's second goal, was involved in a hefty midfield tackle with Roar's Jesse Daly.
Both players were booked for the challenge which resulted in Hawash being dismissed on a second yellow card.
The Roar went three ahead in the 31st minute in a goal that remarkably mirrored the Roar's first.
Litfin put his shot onto the woodwork and it rebounded for Hore to drive into the net from close range.
It took just another two minutes for Hore to get his hat-trick. He found space on the left of the penalty box and was left unmarked by the depleted Pride defence. Hore was fed the ball and made no mistake with a powerful shot into the Pride net.
Hore got his fourth in the 40th minute when he finished off some clever passing between Litfin and Yango.
Two minutes later referee Michael Bozhoff showed the red again, reducing Pride to nine after their captain Jesse Rigby brought down Yango in a goal-scoring position. Daly sent Scott the wrong way to convert the penalty and take the Roar to 6-0.
Yango added his side's seventh just before half-time when he zig-zagged his way through the depleted Pride defence to bury his shot into the net.
After the Pride made three substitutions at the break and set up a defensive diamond with their nine men, the Roar took just three minutes to add to their half-time total.
Litfin was at the centre of things again and dummied a shot before playing through to Hore who netted his fifth from close range.
In the 58th minute Pride defender Ashain Fetahagic was ruled to have handled a cross giving the Roar another penalty. Hore easily converted for his sixth and the Roar's ninth.
He was then substituted by Roar coach John Sime for a job well done and left the field to loud and thoroughly deserved applause.
Roar's 10th came in the 69th minute when Roar substitute Conor O'Neill was brought down in the box. He sent Scott the wrong way to convert the penalty.
O'Neill got the Roar's 11th when he burst down the left and cleverly chipped Scott into the far side of the Pride goal.
The Roar's 12th goal came from the fourth penalty of the game when Fetahagic handballed a cross again. Brady buried the penalty.
In the earlier game, The Roar under 18 side also got among the goals with a 6-0 win over Western Pride.
BRISBANE ROAR FC 12 (Mitchell Hore 15', 31', 33', 40', 48' 58' pen, Patrick Theodore 24', Jesse Daly 42' pen, Abraham Yango 45+1', Conor O'Neill 69' pen, 86', Shannon Brady 89' pen)
WESTERN PRIDE FC 0
At Perry Park
BRISBANE ROAR FC: 7 Ben LITFIN (c), 12 Abrahim YANGO (9 Nicholas D'AGOSTINO 70'), 13 Mitchell HORE (24 Conor O'Neill 58'), 14 Shannon BRADY, 15 Jordon LAMPARD, 16 Patrick THEODORE, 17 Lachlan GORRY, 20 Tomislav BILIC (gk), 21 Jesse DALEY, 22 Austin LUWIK, 23 Benjamin LYVIDIKOS (8 Stephen O'NEILL 76').
Substitutes not used: 19 Sheldford DAIS, 30 Denver CRICKMORE.
Yellow cards: 21 Jesse DALEY
Red cards: Nil
WESTERN PRIDE FC: 1 Bon SCOTT, 2 Joel HAACK (10 Harrison SAWYER 46'), 3 Cameron KLEINHANS 15 (Jarryd LAWTON 46'), 4 Ashain FETAHAGIC, 5 Lincoln RULE, 6 Jesse RIGBY, 7 Joseph DUCKWORTH, 8 Nielen BROWN, 9 Jay KITCHING, 12 Jason PILLAY (16 Yoshihiro SAKURAI 46'), 14 Gabriel HAWASH.
Substitutes not used: 18 Ryan McMASTER, 20 Dylan WILLIAMS.
Yellow cards: 14 Gabriel HAWASH, 9 Jay KITCHING.
Red cards: 14 Gabriel HAWASH, 6 Jesse RIGBY