Souths continue to dominate and Moreton Bay, Lions and Pride all record victories as Easts are held to a draw against Gold Coast United.
SWQ Thunder 0
Souths United 7 (Chapman 6’ 19’ 28’ 75’, Dale 22’, Huynh 24’, Murphy 52’)
Gatton Football Club
Souths Thunder on
League leaders Souths United thumped SWQ Thunder in Gatton on Saturday afternoon thanks to four goals from leading goalscorer Amy Chapman.
Chapman had completed her hat-trick inside the opening half an hour before adding a fourth with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Kiri Dale and Alex Huynh scored first half goals of their own just two minutes apart before Billie Murphy added another in the second half to complete the rout, ensuring the Thunder remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
Eastern Suburbs 3 (Amos 10’ 46’, McKeen 64’)
Gold Coast United 3 (Ruehe 26’, McElligott 32’ o.g. 89’)
Own goal heartbreak for Easts
A heart breaking last minute own goal has denied Eastern Suburbs a second win in a row after they drew 3-3 with Gold Coast United at Heath Park on Saturday night.
Two Georgina Amos goals at the start of each half had drawn Easts level in response to first half goals from the visitors’ Krista Ruehe and Meaghan McElligott, who scored her 28th goal of the season to give the visitors an early lead.
Susanne McKeen thought she had given the hosts a win with her 64th minute strike but an 89th minute own goal handed Gold Coast a valuable point.
Lions 6 (Hecher 4’ 39’ 81’, Riding 7’ 28’, Harch 73’)
Logan Lightning 2 (Hein 13’, Howlett 42’)
Lions Roar against Lightning
A Mariel Hecher hat-trick handed Lions a comprehensive victory over Logan Lightning at Richlands on Saturday night.
Hecher opened the scoring after just four minutes and Lions added a second within three minutes of that strike thanks to Tegan Riding, who would add a second – her 15th of the season – just before the half hour mark.
Logan had pulled a goal back through Gabrielle Hein by the quarter hour mark and just after Hecher’s second had a second of their own through Zoe Howlett’s maiden strike of the season.
But Lions were too strong and added to their lead through Lana Harch and Hecher’s completed hat-trick to claim all three points, their second win in a row.
Mitchelton 5 (Evans 13’ 48’, Doyle 73’, McDonald 84’, Coyne 90+1’)
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 1 (Dixson 90+5’)
Mustangs gallop over Wanderers
Mitchelton wrapped up a comfortable victory over Wanderers at Teralba Park on Saturday evening thanks to an Annie Evans brace.
The Mustangs maintained a 2-0 lead for the majority of the season half until Fern Doyle, captain Katie McDonald and Annika Coyne added three goals in the final twenty minutes to blow out the scoreline.
Georgia Dixson added her ninth goal of the season in the fifth minute of added time as a consolation but that did little to ease the blow of the Wanderers’ fourth consecutive defeat whilst Mitchelton claimed their second win in a row.
Moreton Bay United 4 (Schaefer 53’ 66’ 73’, Walker 87’)
Capalaba Bulldogs 1 (McLean)
Moreton Bay hit four past Bulldogs
Moreton Bay United left it late but were still able to pile on four goals against Capalaba at Wolter Park on Saturday night to maintain their spot in fourth on the NPLW ladder.
Alexandra Schaefer’s second half hat-trick was the difference as she increased her season tally to fifteen in just eleven matches with Alexandria Walker’s late strike just finishing the deal.
Jessica McLean’s third goal of the season was little more than a consolation for the Bulldogs who end the weekend in tenth spot on the ladder.
Mudgeeraba 2 (Tsuzumi 11’, Rennie 57’)
Western Pride 6 (Muscat 8’ 30’ 38’, Hartwig 55’ 64’, Ibell 70’)
Sid Bigg Park
Pride battle past Mudgeeraba
Western Pride earned a hard fought, 6-2 victory thanks to a Kate Muscat hat-trick over a brave Mudgeeraba side at Sid Bigg Park on Sunday afternoon in front of the Football Queensland Live Stream cameras.
Pride took the lead in just the eighth minute through the first of Muscat’s three goals but were initially pegged back thanks to Ena Tsuzumi’s bullet header in the 11th minute.
Maddie Hartwig’s brace – either side of Mudgeeraba captain Ailie Rennie’s header – extended the lead before substitute Lucy Ibell confirmed the win late on.
Words: Simon Smale
Photo: Stephan Archer