In Round 12 of the NPLW, Souths United and Lions FC continued the race at the top of the table as the sides below them, Moreton Bay United and The Gap FC, produced a game deserving of the Friday night stage.
By Brett Sinclair
Moreton Bay United 3 (Askin 11’, Schaefer 53’, See 84’)
The Gap FC 2 (Petterwood 17’, 23’)
Wolter Park 1
Moreton Bay overcome Petterwood double in top four clash
Moreton Bay United were 3-2 winners over The Gap FC on Friday night at Wolter Park 1. The victory ensures Moreton Bay stay fourth on the ladder and now sit just three points behind The Gap FC.
Captain Lauren Askin opened the scoring in the 11th minute for Moreton Bay, now having scored four games in a row, before Tiarne Petterwood took her season goal tally to 17 with a quick brace.
Ali Schaefer levelled the match at 2-2, before an 84th minute winner by Velvet See sealed the comeback for Moreton Bay United.
Schaefer has scored six weeks in a row with 11 goals to her name, surpassing her effort of 10 goals for Peninsula Power last season.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2 (Isbel 48’, Berry 65’)
Mudgeeraba SC 1 (Tsuzumi 11’)
Ballinger Park Buderim Field 1
Sunshine Coast sneak past Mudgeeraba
Sunshine Coast Wanderers proved to be too good for Mudgeeraba SC beating the Gold Coast-based side 2-1 on Saturday at Ballinger Park.
Maisie Berry opened her account for the season for Sunshine Coast and Chloe Isbel scored her second this season, after Ena Tsuzumi scored for the away side in the first half.
The result means Sunshine Coast are ahead of Mudgeeraba on the ladder on goal difference, with Sunshine Coast now with two games in hand over Mudgeeraba.
SWQ Thunder 2 (Rolfe 9’, 38’)
BRFC/NTC 5 (Thomson 18’, Noon 25’, Margraf 34’, Freier 48’, 60’)
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Brisbane run away with it
In an entertaining game, BRFC/NTC beat SWQ Thunder 5-2 on Saturday at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
Anna Margraf and Sharn Freier each scored their third goals of the season, with Freier netting twice while Imogen Noon scored her first of the season for BRFC/NTC in the important victory.
BRFC/NTC now sit in sixth place on the ladder, only three points behind Mitchelton in fifth, and six points ahead of Gold Coast United.
Eastern Suburbs 1 (McKeen 37’)
Souths United 8 (Chapman 4’, 32’, 48’, 82’, 87’, Rushton 60’, 68’, Norrie, 35’)
Heath Park 1
Chapman’s five-star display helps Souths United
Amy Chapman was in sizzling form for Souths United as they ran out 8-1 winners over Eastern Suburbs on Saturday at Heath Park.
Chapman opened the scoring inside four minutes, before adding to her tally in the 32nd minute. She netted herself a hat-trick in the 48th minute, before striking late twice to end with five goals, and 14 for the season.
Ayesha Norrie also got in on the action, notching her seventh in her last eight appearances, and Teonie Rushton scored twice, to also sit on seven goals for the season.
Souths keep themselves on the top of the ladder, though they will be mindful of the Lions FC, having a game in hand and sitting two points behind.
Lions FC 5 (Harch 13’, 35’, Riding 45’, Hogg 67’, Hecher 79’)
Western Pride FC 0
Lions Stadium 1
Lions keep eye on the prize
Lions FC kept the pressure on Souths United at the top of the table with a dominant 5-0 victory over Western Pride FC on Saturday at Lions Stadium.
The damage was done inside the first half, with Lana Harch opening with an early double before Tegan Riding scored her 15th in 11 games on halftime to head into the break at 3-0.
Lions FC didn’t let up in the second half and were rewarded for their persistence, with substitute Jessica Hogg and Mariel Hecher rounding out the 5-0 win.
The win helps the Lions FC in second place on the ladder, opening up a four point lead over The Gap FC in third and two points behind Souths United in first.
Mitchelton 2 (Evans 29’, Doyle 60’)
Capalaba Bulldogs 0
Teralba Park 1
Evans and Doyle help Mitchelton edge Capalaba
Mitchelton were able to secure victory in a tight affair against the Capalaba Bulldogs, winning 2-0 on Saturday at Teralba Park.
After losing 5-2 to Souths United last week, Mitchelton showed the spirit and determination required against the Capalaba to get the result done.
Annie Evans opened the scoring for Mitchelton in the 29th minute, while Fern Doyle ensured some breathing space with her ninth of the season on the hour mark, resulting in the 2-0 win.
Gold Coast United vs Logan Lightning
Cornubia Park 1
Gold Coast United and Logan Lightning round off this week’s NPLW action later tonight at Cornubia Park 1 at 7pm.