On a Super Saturday that sees plenty of sides eager for revenge for their Round three results, the Football Queensland cameras will take in a battle at the top between battle weary foes. Sunday’s serving will see the Roar Youth hoping to bounce back from their recent poor run against a Cairns side who will want to put daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.
Sunshine Coast FC v Magpies Crusaders
Kawana Sports Precinct Field 2
Saturday, 2 June, 4:00pm
Will Magpies make it three from three for the north?
Sunshine Coast have suffered consecutive defeats against two of the northern sides in recent weeks – and will host a buoyant Magpies Crusaders team hoping to make it a hat-trick for the tropics on Saturday afternoon at Kawana.
The visitors picked up their first win in four on Saturday in the local derby against North Queensland United and will look to complete their first “double” over a side against the team they recorded their maiden NPL Queensland victory against in Round three.
SWQ Thunder v Brisbane City
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Saturday, 2 June, 5:00pm
Can Thunder clap twice?
SWQ Thunder have their tails up after recording successive victories over Redlands United and the Roar Youth, scoring seven goals without reply in the process.
They welcome a Brisbane City side who haven’t won on the Darling Downs since 2016 and whom they beat 3-2 in Brisbane earlier this season.
City’s mid-season resurgence faltered last time out against Moreton Bay United – but John Kosmina’s team will still be full of confidence after winning their last three away trips.
Lions FC v Olympic FC
Saturday, 2 June, 6:00pm
Can Lions pounce on tired Olympic?
Lions bounced back from their Classico defeat with a hard fought victory over Strikers at Perry Park last time out ahead of welcoming the league leaders to Lions Stadium on Saturday evening.
Lions have the best defence in the league, conceding just seven goals in 13 league matches so far but Olympic may have unearthed the key with which to unlock the impregnable orange wall in the form of Alex Smith.
The former Wellington Phoenix player netted a hat-trick on debut in the FFA Cup on Wednesday night – the only question will be how Olympic’s veteran side bounce back from 120 minutes of high intensity Cup football.
Gold Coast United v Redlands United
Saturday, 2 June, 6:00pm
Dangerous Gold Coast tough trip for Redlands
Gold Coast United have found their groove and are enjoying their best run of form this season after Sunday night’s victory over the Roar extended their winning run to four matches.
Redlands United however are in a rut and desperately need something to arrest a run of form that has seen them lose five consecutive matches, conceding 18 goals in those five matches.
Back in Round 3, Redlands claimed the points with a 2-0 victory in front of the Football Queensland cameras at the Cleveland Showgrounds and they’ll be desperately keen to repeat that result on the glitter strip.
Moreton Bay United v Brisbane Strikers
Saturday, 2 June, 6:00pm
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Can battle weary opponents drag themselves off the canvas?
Strikers have had a bad couple of weeks – losing 1-0 in consecutive matches to Premiership rivals Western Pride and Lions – and they face another of those vying to steal their crown in Moreton Bay United at Wolter Park on Saturday evening.
Strikers capped off a poor week and a half by being knocked out the FFA Cup on Tuesday night by runaway FQPL leaders Peninsula Power – so will be desperate to right that wrong and salvage their season in front of the Football Queensland cameras.
Moreton Bay United were also on midweek action, playing 120 intense minutes of football on Wednesday night in the FFA Cup against Olympic so will have heavy legs despite their good run of form that has seen the Jets fly to seven games unbeaten in the league.
Western Pride FC v North Queensland United
Briggs Road Sporting Complex
Saturday, 2 June, 7:00pm
Will Pride bounce back again?
This Saturday night clash in Ipswich sees two teams do battle who are both desperate for a win – albeit for very different reasons.
Western Pride have lost two of their last three NPL Queensland matches but are still clinging on to second place on the ladder and will hope for three points to keep the Lions and Jets at bay for another week.
North Queensland United have won just one game in their last nine and were thumped 6-1 last time the two sides met but will be desperate for a victory to ease their relegation fears and put some daylight between the two sides below them.
Cairns FC v Brisbane Roar Youth
Sunday, 2 June, 3:00pm
Can Brisbane Roar back in the north?
In the only Sunday game of the round, Cairns welcome an out-of-form Roar side to Barlow Park, who are without a win in four matches.
The Roar have suffered successive defeats against the Pride, Jets, Thunder and Gold Coast that has seen the Roar slip from fifth to eighth on the NPL Queensland ladder.
Cairns meanwhile have picked up two wins in their last three matches to ease clear of the battle at the bottom – for the moment at least – and picked up their first win of the season against the Roar Youth at Cornubia Park.