Currently only three points separating the top four, as Western Pride host Lions in a first-against-third blockbuster at Briggs Road Sporting Complex on Saturday night.
The race is on in earnest to see who become Football Queensland’s leading sharpshooters for the season.
Olympic FC and Moreton Bay United left it late to secure victories, while Western Pride dominate a struggling Sunshine Coast side in Kawana.
Lions FC and Brisbane Strikers keep clean sheets as a double from Cairns’ Josh Taylor against Brisbane City sees the striker stake his claim as the in-form player in the competition.
The NPL Queensland season is drawing towards its pointy end, meaning sides are working as hard as ever to grab competition points.
National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland club Mackay & Whitsundays Magpies Crusaders United will host three-time Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar on Thursday, 12 July at Mackay’s BB Print Stadium.
It is hardly a coincidence that a surge up the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland ladder by Cairns FC has come on the back of the sparkling run of goalscoring form by striker Josh Taylor.
Western Pride moved to the top of the ladder after Olympic failed to break down a dogged Moreton Bay United team on Sunday night at Goodwin Park.
Elsewhere, wins for Strikers, City and Cairns kept them in the hunt whilst Lions consolidated their spot in the four with a dominant win in the north.
NPL Round 17 Preview: Premiership contenders Olympic and Moreton Bay clash for the second time in three weeks
After an FFA Cup break the National Premier Leagues Queensland is back with some huge clashes that could have an impact all the way through the table. Of course the FIFA World Cup kicks off this weekend, with Australia in action at 8:00pm on Saturday, meaning there are a spate of earlier than normal kick offs – so don’t get caught out and miss any of the action!
NPL Round 16 Review: Crucial wins for Cairns, Thunder, Redlands and Magpies, as relegation battle intensifies
Olympic’s lead at the top is cut to two points as Strikers and City slip further away from a top four spot. Big wins at the bottom for Magpies Crusaders, Redlands United, SWQ Thunder and Cairns make the fight to avoid relegation just as tight as the fight for Finals football.
On a Super Saturday that sees plenty of sides eager for revenge for their Round three results, the Football Queensland cameras will take in a battle at the top between battle weary foes. Sunday’s serving will see the Roar Youth hoping to bounce back from their recent poor run against a Cairns side who will want to put daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.