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Queensland is set for its biggest Westfield FFA Cup weekend yet as the state’s remaining 24 teams jostle for a spot on the national stage.
Get up to date with the latest before 12 huge fixtures are served up across a bumper six days.
Brisbane’s battle is heating up as 16 teams step up the scramble for two qualification spots.
Tasty encounters are in store from Friday through to Wednesday with Football Brisbane to live stream three fixtures on Facebook.
In Friday’s feature, Albany Creek Excelsior and Moreton Bay United put familiarity to the test in a meeting of the two Wolter Park teams.
Saturday night’s showpiece sees Flight Centre Premier League leaders Rochedale Rovers welcome PlayStation® 4 NPL Queensland heavyweights Brisbane Strikers, who have never fallen short of the Round of 32.
Then, on Tuesday night, it’s Brisbane Knights against Peninsula Power as the hosts aim for an upset.
Regional rivalries are renewed on Sunday afternoon when FNQ FC Heat take on Northern Fury at Barlow Park in Cairns.
Heat have had the best of this fixture in recent seasons but the Townsville team proved their threat with a 2-0 win in Ingham earlier this PS4 NPL Queensland season.Both teams are hoping to tee up a Round 7 date with Magpies FC after the Mackay outfit dramatically beat Capricorn Coast 4-3 in Yeppoon to move within a match of the Round of 32.
FNQ FC Heat v Northern Fury
Sunday, 7 May | 3.00pm
Barlow Park, Cairns
Five teams remain in the hunt with matches to be played in Bundaberg and on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Brothers Aston Villa, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, will hope for more reasons to celebrate with a win over Sunshine Coast side Caloundra FC on Saturday night.
The winner of that match will be just one step away from the Round of 32, but they’ll have to wait to learn their opponents.
First, Gold Coast City and Gold Coast Knights go head-to-head on the Glitter Strip, with the victor to then visit South West Queensland Thunder on Wednesday night.
The survivor of those three teams will square off against either Brothers or Caloundra for a spot in the Fnial Rounds.
Brothers Aston Villa v Caloundra FC
Saturday, 6 May | 6.00pm
Brothers Grounds, Bundaberg
Gold Coast City v Gold Coast Knights
Saturday, 6 May | 6.30pm
Duncan McKenna Field, Palm Beach
*Live streamed by Football Gold Coast*