Ladder-leaders, Peninsula Power can put their feet up after making an electrifying start to the season, with a bye this weekend. Sunshine Coast Wanderers have the opportunity to close the gap at the top of the table.
By Brett Sinclair
Wide Bay Buccaneers | vs | Rochedale Rovers
Martens Oval Field 1 | Saturday | 5pm
Rochedale aim to move up
It has been a very tough season for Wide Bay so far, and it doesn’t get any easier this Saturday against Rochdale Rovers at Martens Oval Field.
Rochedale currently sit in third position on the ladder. After building some consistency in results, including three wins in a row, they have the chance to continue the positive energy and continue to climb the table.
An upset by Wide Bay however, will throw Rochedale’s plans out the window, and provide some much-needed confidence after failing to register a point so far this season.
Logan Lightning | vs | Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Cornubia Park 1 | Saturday | 6pm
Top four clash of the titans
Logan Lightning and the Sunshine Coast Wanderers will do battle with each other, in what is set to be a very exciting and close game on Saturday night at Cornubia Park.
Getting a win will be important for Sunshine Coast, given they are 11 points behind ladder-leaders Peninsula Power, with two games in hand. While the gap is bigger for Logan Lightning, they can continue to gather momentum, after being the first team this season to stop Peninsula Power winning in a 1-1 draw.
A draw here wouldn’t be good for either side in their quest to try and rope in the leading Peninsula Power.
Holland Park Hawks FC | vs | Southside Eagles
Whites Hill Reserve 2 | Saturday | 6pm
Hawks and Eagles clash at White Hills
Fresh from having the week off, the Southside Eagles will be eager to restart their season against Holland Park Hawks FC on Saturday at Whites Hill Reserve 2.
The Holland Park Hawks were in the contest for the whole game last week, going down 2-0 to the Rochedale Rovers. They can be encouraged by this performance after being competitive over the last couple of weeks, and will be expecting the same again against Southside this week. They also boast the league’s top scorer in Marek Madle, with 16 goals.
If Southside win, they will be one point behind Holland Park.
Souths United | vs | Eastern Suburbs FC
Wakerley Park 1 | Saturday | 7:15pm
Souths attempt to catch Easts
Souths United welcome Eastern Suburbs, who have been in blistering scoring form lately, scoring a staggering 33 goals in their last five games.
With these two teams not far from each other in the table, this is set to be a tight contest with the in-form Eastern Suburbs eyeing off another big result.
After Souths United played on Tuesday night against Mitchelton FC, the quick turnaround could play into Eastern Suburb’s hands in having fresher legs. Eastern Suburbs will be high on confidence, after coming back from 2-1 down early in the second half, to defeat Ipswich Knights 8-2.
Mitchelton FC | vs | Capalaba Bulldogs
Teralba Park 1 | Saturday | 8pm
Mitchelton back at Teralba against Capalaba
Mitchelton FC play their second home game in four days on Saturday, against the Capalaba Bulldogs at Teralba Park 1.
After playing on Tuesday night against Souths United, Mitchelton have the opportunity to join Capalaba in the middle of the table.
Despite starting strong near the top of the table early, Capalaba haven’t had a win since the 11th of March, losing the last four games.
However, the wheel looks to be turning for the Capalaba Bulldogs. With three tight losses in the last three games suggesting they aren’t far away from breaking the drought.
Ipswich Knights | vs | Wolves FC
Eric Evans Oval 1 | Sunday | 3pm
Knights and Wolves lock horns on Sunday
The Ipswich Knights and Wolves FC will round out round 12 of the FQPL on Sunday afternoon at Eric Evans Oval 1.
Both teams suffered mixed fortunes last week. Ipswich at one stage were in control of Eastern Suburbs, before it all came apart in an 8-2 loss. While Wolves FC defeated the Wide Bay Buccaneers 7-0.
Given the contrasting results of the last week, Ipswich will welcome the opportunity to attempt to stay near Wolves in the middle of the ladder, currently being five points behind and with Wolves also having a game in hand.
Peninsula Power – BYE
The number one team in the league at the moment has the weekend off, and will play the Sunshine Coast Wanderers next.