Round 13 of the FQPL is set to be a cracker, headlined by the Sunshine Coast Wanderers welcoming Peninsula Power in what will be one of the Power’s biggest tests yet.
Mitchelton FC vs Logan Lightning
Teralba Park 1
Friday, 11 May, 8:15pm
Logan aim to prove title credentials
In a season which has only recently started moving for Mitchelton, a win here would put them within reach of the competition’s top four.
However, a 1-1 draw two rounds ago against the mighty Peninsula Power and a 2-0 win over the Sunshine Coast last time out has Logan well placed to rock the boat away from home.
Wolves FC vs Souths United
Carmichael Park 1
Saturday, 12 May, 6pm
Mid-table sides meet in season-defining clash
Wolves FC take on Souths United in one of those classic ‘six point’ fixtures with a win helping either side have breathing room over each other.
Wolves FC have been one of the in-form teams in the competition, winning all five of their last five fixtures. Playing with flair and substance in sweeping aside opponents, they’ve scored 19 in those five victories.
The pressure will be on Souths United to get the result away from home.
Southside Eagles vs Wide Bay Buccaneers
Perry Park 1
Saturday, 12 May, 6pm
Chance for Bucks to break drought
While both sides sit bottom of the FQPL ladder, this clash represents the Wide Bay Buccaneers’ best opportunity to claim their first win of the campaign.
The Eagles haven’t tasted victory since Round 7 and spectators can expect a fiercely- contested encounter as both sides battle it out at Perry Park.
Eastern Suburbs FC vs Capalaba Bulldogs
Heath Park 1
Saturday, 12 May, 6:30pm
Shol and Edgar set to go head to head
In what was an already enticing matchup between Eastern Suburbs FC and Capalaba Bulldogs, the clash between FQPL’s fourth and fifth-placed sides is set to pick up a gear as top scorers Youeil Shol (16) and Stuart Edgar (11) fight for the spotlight.
A win for Capalaba would put them just one point behind their opponents.
Rochdale Rovers vs Ipswich Knights
Underwood Park Field 1
Saturday, 12 May, 6:45pm
Rochedale set to close in on Power
After losing 3-0 to Peninsula Power on March 28, Rochedale have found another gear, winning three straight matches.
They face an Ipswich Knights team struggling to score goals of late. From lapses in concentration and troubles in containing how the opposition move on the pitch, things haven’t gone according to plan for the Knights.
A win here for Rochedale will keep them in second place on the FQPL ladder.
Peninsula Power face biggest challenge yet
It is third hosting first and don’t expect the Sunshine Coast Wanderers to roll out the welcome rug for the league’s only undefeated team, Peninsula Power, on Sunday.
Even though the Sunshine Coast haven’t been able to match the Power’s amazing run, losing two of the last three, this game has the feeling of the perfect boilover.
This clash is a classic battle of defence versus attack with the Sunshine Coast having the best defensive record in the league (nine goals conceded) compared to the best scoring team in the Peninsula Power (45 goals scored).
Holland Park Hawks FC – BYE
The Holland Park Hawks and league top scorer Marek Madle are having a breather this weekend, and will resume next week at home to the Wide Bay Buccaneers.
Words: Brett Sinclair