Majority of round four fixtures weren’t able to brace the wet weather, however a more favourable forecast is on the cards for this weekend.
Clear conditions have come just in time, with round five occurring during Female Football Week. Catch three NPLW games on Football Queensland’s live stream this weekend!
Don’t forget to follow the three live stream games, located on our Facebook and www.footballqueensland.com.au
By Tyler Sunderland
Live Stream: Brisbane Roar NTC | vs | Capalaba Bulldogs
Kicking off round five in the NPLW is the Brisbane Roar NTC, as they face Capalaba Bulldogs. Brisbane Roar took the field in round four, suffering a 4-1 defeat to Souths United. The Bulldogs themselves will hope that their wash out round four game doesn’t affect their momentum, as they were able to grab all three points against SWQ Thunder in the game previous. John Frederick Sportsfields will host the clash, with kick off at 6:30pm Friday Night.
Live Stream: SWQ Thunder | vs | Gold Coast United
The second NPLW live stream game for the round will see Gold Coast United travel to Gatton to take on the SWQ Thunder. The Thunder will be looking to use the home advantage to gain their first win of the season, while Gold Coast United must overcome one of the longest drives in the NPLW to notch up their second win of 2018.
Live Stream: The Gap FC | vs | Souths United
A top-of-the-table clash will occur at Walton Bridge Reserve on Saturday evening, when The Gap and Souths United step out to do battle. Souths United are three points clear of their round five opponents, but the Purple and Gold have a game in hand. The result of this fixture may very well push one team ahead in the early stages of the season. Souths will need to find a way of keeping Greta Bodey quiet, as she has eight goals next to her name this season.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers | vs | Western Pride
Sunshine Coast Wanderers will be looking to turn a Western Pride loss in Round Three into a losing streak, when they face-off on Saturday evening. Only having played two games so far, the Wanderers will be eager to gain their first points of their campaign. Western Pride have had eight different goal scorers in three matches, and will be calling upon them to get the job done again in round five.
Lions FC | vs | Eastern Suburbs
Ever seen a Lion fight a Tiger? You’ll get a chance to see it happen this Saturday at Lions Stadium. Lions FC will be trying to maintain their pace with the other competition leaders, while Eastern Suburbs will be aiming make it two-in-a-row and keep up their winning ways. Keep an eye on Lions’ Tegan Riding, as she has the ability to change a match in a moment.
Moreton Bay United | vs | Mitchelton
North Brisbane rivals Moreton Bay United and Mitchelton FC will battle for bragging rights on Saturday night, with a 7pm kick-off at Wolter Park. Both teams sit on six competition points, and have a big chance to potentially move into the top four.
Mudgeeraba | vs | Logan Lightning
The last game of the NPLW round will see Logan Lightning Travel down the M1 to Mudgeeraba for their Sunday afternoon fixture. For Logan, it will be all about keeping their momentum after securing a 4-1 win over SWQ Thunder in their midweek game. Mudgeeraba themselves will be looking to join the winners circle this week, after the rain denied them the opportunity last weekend.
Redlands United FC | vs | Brisbane Roar FC Youth
Redlands United will return to Cleveland Showgrounds after traveling to Cairns for a narrow round four defeat. Joining them for this round’s clash is the Brisbane Roar FC Youth, who were also able to get onto the pitch in round four. They were victorious against Sunshine Coast in a 2-0 score line. The Roar Youth will again look to Mirza Muratovic, who has gotten his name on the scoresheet in all three of his matches.
Moreton Bay United FC | vs | North Queensland United FC
North QLD United were yet another team that didn’t kit up on the weekend, but will look to their clash against Moreton Bay United to add to their tally of two wins. Moreton Bay received their first loss of the season in round four, going down 2-1 to competition leaders Olympic.
Brisbane Strikers FC | vs | Gold Coast United FC
Brisbane Strikers weren’t so lucky last weekend, having their scheduled game against SWQ Thunder postponed. The Strikers will return to Perry Park to welcome Gold Coast United, who were also unable to brace the wet weather.
Cairns FC | vs | Brisbane City FC
Cairns FC grabbed their second win of the season in round four, with striker Josh Taylor delivering a double in the process. Brisbane City are their opponents, who will be traveling north for the fixture. Both Gold Coast United and Sunshine Coast FC have stolen points at Barlow Park in 2018, and Brisbane City will be hoping to follow suit.
Western Pride FC | vs | Sunshine Coast FC
Despite being unable to take the field last weekend, Western Pride are sitting inside the top four on goal difference. Looking to change that fact will be Sunshine Coast FC. A win for the Sunshine Coast will take them up to six points to join Western Pride. They will need to keep Pride’s in-form goal scorer Dylan Wenzel-Halls at bay, who has already bagged six goals in three games.
Magpies Crusaders FC | vs |Lions FC
Kyle Markham will be keen to continue his goal scoring form, when the Magpies of Mackay take on Lions FC. Lions themselves missed out on round four gameplay due to the weather, however will be keen to continue to ensure their round three loss doesn’t turn into a streak.
Olympic FC | vs | SWQ Thunder
Finally, first place Olympic will host SWQ Thunder in NPL Sunday action. The four-from-four Olympic will try to make it fives, while SWQ Thunder will be looking to double their win’s tally of 2018 with a win against the red and white.
Mitchelton FC | vs | Wolves FC
Friday night FQPL action will see Wolves FC travel to Teralba Park, where they will face Mitchelton FC. These sides were unable to take the field in round four due to the wet weather, as were the rest of the FQPL teams. Both sides are still on the hunt for their first win, and will look to Friday night’s game to do just that.
Peninsula Power | vs | Southside Eagles
Peninsula Power are sitting two points clear on the FQPL ladder, and will be determined to not let any points slip this weekend, when they host Southside Eagles. In order to continue their form, Power will once again hope that Dean Briggs sneaks one past the keeper to add to his four goals so far. Southside Eagles will be looking to make it two-from-four with a win at AJ Kelly Park.
Logan Lightning | vs | Holland Park Hawks
Logan Lightning’s most recent game was a round three loss to Rochedale Rovers, but will be looking to bounce back when they take on Holland Park Hawks at Cornubia Park. The undefeated Hawks are only two points behind league leaders Peninsular, with a win keeping them on track for first place.
Capalaba Bulldogs | vs | Wide Bay Buccaneers
The Wide Bay Buccaneers have only played two games going into round five, and are still looking for their first competition points of 2018. Determined to stop them doing are the Capalaba Bulldogs, who will host Saturday Night’s fixture. The Bulldogs are sitting inside the top 4 on goal difference, and will want to cement that spot for another week with a win.
Souths United | vs | Ipswich Knights
Ipswich Knights travel to Souths United in their round five action. For Ipswich, this week’s game will be all about keeping up with the other competition leaders. While for Souths, a home game will hopefully ensure they can grab their second win of 2018.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers | vs | Rochedale Rovers
Sunday FQPL action will see the Wanderers of the Sunshine Coast take on the Rovers of Rochedale. Undefeated so far this season, the Wanderers will look to continue with some points at home. The Rovers, who are sitting just outside the top four, will turn to Benjamin Nije once again to improve on this tally of five goals this season.
Eastern Suburbs FC will go two weeks in a row without a game, as they have the round five bye.