The top four all win big as Easts and Mitchelton play out a five goal thriller at Teralba Park on another busy weekend in the NPLW.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 0
The Gap 7 (Blackburn 30’ 54’, Winter 37’ 85’, Bodey 42’ Petterwood 50’ 87’)
The Gap hit seven to see off Wanderers
The Gap marched on to record their third win in a row with a comprehensive seven goals to nil victory over the Wanderers in Buderim on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors were made to wait half an hour for their opening goal, but once the floodgates opened with Ruth Blackburn’s strike the goals came in a torrent as Kaitlyn Winter and Greta Bodey added goals before the break.
Tiarne Petterwood bookended the second half with goals either side of Blackburn and Winters’ second goals of the game to complete the scoring.
The Gap have now scored 29 goals in their last three games as they consolidate their position inside the top four whereas the Wanderers suffered their fifth defeat on the trot to stay 12th.
Mitchelton 2 (Evans 21’, Wilson 62’)
Eastern Suburbs 3 (Holzworth 29’, Amos 31’ 89’)
Easts win thriller at Teralba
A last minute goal from Easts’ Georgina Amos has secured all three points for the Tigers over Mitchelton at Teralba Park on Saturday night.
Annie Evans opened the scoring for the hosts but the Mustangs soon found themselves behind after Annalese Holzworth and Georgina Amos netted within a blink of an eye to put the visitors ahead.
Darcie Wilson netted on the hour mark to restore parity but Amos’ last minute intervention – her fifth goal in her last three appearances – secured the win for Easts.
Logan Lightning 0
Moreton Bay United 3 (Schaefer 17’, Perin 59’, Walker 61’)
Jets shrug aside Lightning
Moreton Bay United score three at Cornubia Park to secure their second victory in a row and keep the pressure on league leaders Souths United, whilst Logan suffer a third straight defeat.
All three of Moreton Bay United’s top scorers were on song for the Jets’ trip south, Alexandra Schaefer claiming her 16th goal of the season along with Jazmyn Perin who netted her tenth, and Alexandria Walker’s 11th helped secure the three points.
Capalaba Bulldogs 3 (McDowell 14’, Latham 52’, McLean 61’)
SWQ Thunder 0
John Frederick Sportsfields
Bulldogs bite back to defeat Thunder
Capalaba ran out 3-0 victors over the SWQ Thunder at John Fredericks Sportsfields on Saturday evening, condemning the Thunder to a sixth straight defeat.
Lucie McDowell opened the scoring for the hosts inside the first 15 minutes – but the Bulldogs would have to wait until the second half to make the result secure with goals to Steph Latham and Jess McLean.
The Thunder remain rooted to the bottom of the ladder whilst Capalaba spent Saturday night in eighth spot.
Gold Coast United 0
Lions FC 5 (Harch 13’, Horsey 22’, Riding 60’ 85’, Morton 83’)
Lions press on
Lions secured a 5-0 victory over Gold Coast United at Robina on Sunday night, to secure their second straight victory.
First half goals from Lana Harch and Rebekah Horsey put the visitors in the box seat before a brace from Tegan Riding and a Kate Morton strike secured the victory for Lions.
Gold Coast are now without a win in three matches as they stay in ninth spot on the ladder.
Souths United 9 (Chapman 3’ 14’ 19’ 34’ 44’ 60’ 66’, Rushton 19’ 72’)
Mudgeeraba 1 (Lockley 63’)
Wakerley Park Synthetic
Chapman nets six of South’s nine
Amy Chapman scored a magnificent six at Wakerley Park on Sunday night as Souths United put nine past Mudgeeraba to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Chapman now has 25 goals in her 12 matches so far this season, 10 of them in the last two matches and she was in devastating form on the synthetic surface on Sunday night – scoring a hat-trick inside the first 20 minutes as Souths ran rampant over Mudgeeraba.
Jodie Burchell added to the lead with a goal in the 44th minute and Teonie Rushton added a goal in each half to complete the scoring for Souths, but Mudgeeraba did get on the scoresheet just after the hour mark when Jemima Lockley netted for the visitors.
Words: Simon Smale
Photo: Ian Judd