Peninsula look unstoppable at the top after they secured another big win, whilst Easts and Logan both secured victories to hold their positions in the top four.
Elsewhere, Wide Bay came close to securing that elusive first point at Souths and Capalaba secured their first win since round six.
Mitchelton 1 (Jafari 57’)
Eastern Suburbs 5 (Fulton 11’, Shol 21’ 58’ 70’, Farina 63’)
Easts dominate Mitchie
Easts secured a sensational 5-1 victory at Teralba Park against Mitchelton on Friday night.
A Youeil Shol hat-trick – bringing his tally for the season to a remarkable 23 goals in 15 games – was the standout for Easts who had opened the scoring through Scott Fulton inside the opening quarter of an hour.
Captain Jordan Farina scored his 16th goal in 14 games to ensure the points were safe after Mustafa Jafari scored his opening goal for Mitchie after making the move from Olympic.
Easts head into the bye having recorded two successive victories to move into third spot on the ladder whilst Mitchelton have now suffered consecutive defeats.
Peninsula Power 6 (Strickland 13’ 72’, Close 32’, Hurlin 42’, Boyd 45’, Briggs 64’)
Rochedale Rovers 2 (Ross 77’, Halliday 90+2’)
AJ Kelly Park
Power firmly in control
The Power secured yet another victory to extend their unbeaten FQPL streak with a 6-2 thumping of Rochedale Rovers at AJ Kelly Park on Saturday evening.
The hosts were four goals up at the break thanks to Tom Strickland, Ramone Close, Richard Hurlin and Matt Boyd – with Dean Briggs adding his 15th of the season in the second period before Strickland grabbed his second.
Rochedale only managed to get on the scoresheet after Peninsula Power were done scoring with Tomas Ross and Kai Halliday’s goals mere consolations as Rochedale suffered their second defeat in a row to remain winless in four.
Logan Lightning 4 (Brent 15’ Brownlie 55’ 84’, Brown 61’)
Southside Eagles 1 (Schafer 7’)
Chris Green Park
Lightning hit hour past dangerous Eagles
The change of scenery did not harm Logan as they eased to a 4-1 victory over the in-form Southside Eagles at Chris Green Park on Saturday night.
The Eagles looked set to continue their four game unbeaten run from May when they took an early lead through Tom Schafer’s third goal in four matches but were pegged back shortly after by Dylan Brent’s third goal of the season.
Player-coach Royce Brownlie popped up with two second half goals to bring his season tally to seven as the hosts took control, Jed Brown adding the extra to extend Logan’s winning run to four.
Souths United 1 (Aoci 3’)
Wide Bay Buccaneers 0
Souths get the job done over the Buccs
Souths United only needed the one goal at Wakerley Park on Saturday night to defeat Wide Bay Buccaneers whose wait for the first points of the season will continue.
Kado Aoci ended a seven game goalless streak with his eighth of the season in the third minute of the game to extend South’s unbeaten run to five matches with a second straight win.
The wait goes on for the Buccaneers who have now lost their last 14 in the league.
Capalaba Bulldogs 3 (Edgar 52’, Watson 57’, Burgess 80’)
Holland Park Hawks 1 (Farrington 1’)
John Fredericks Sportsfields
Second half comeback as Bulldogs bite the Hawks
The Bulldogs came from behind to record their first win since round six with a 3-1 victory over Holland Park Hawks on Saturday night at John Fredericks Sportsfields.
Holland Park took the lead in the opening minute of the game through Mathew Farrington as the visitors looked to put last week’s 3-0 home defeat behind them.
But the hosts fought back in the second half, scoring two goals in quick succession to turn the game around through Stuart Edgar and Luke Watson before Jordan Burgess made sure of the points with his third goal of the season 10 minutes from time.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 0
Wolves FC 0
Wolves hold the Wanderers in Buderim
Sunshine Coast could not match their 5-2 catch-up victory against Wolves from last weekend as the two teams shared a goalless draw at Ballinger Park in Buderim on Sunday afternoon.
Wolves are still without a win since April, but succeeded in arresting a run of three consecutive defeats.
Ipswich Knights – BYE
Words: Simon Smale
Image: Peninsula Power FC