Actions at both ends of the round as Capalaba and the Roar kick off action tonight in front of the Football Queensland livestream cameras, before Souths United aim to bounce back from a surprising loss when they host the Gap on Sunday evening.
Capalaba host Roar
Both Capalaba and BRFC are coming off Round 17 victories and BRFC/NTC now sit only two points behind fourth place with a game in hand.
The home side are further back in eighth place, but will be looking to close the gap between them and the competition leaders through leading goal scorers Vicky Lines and Stephanie Latham.
Logan Lightning v Mudgeeraba SC
Friday, 22 June, 7:15pm
Logan eye another big win
Logan Lightning managed a big Round 17 win over SWQ Thunder, giving them their fourth win of the 2018 season.
Their next opponents comes in the form of the yellow and black, as Mudgeeraba SC travel up to Logan.
Mudgeeraba were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline last weekend, but will see this game as a chance to move up the ladder.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers v Western Pride FC
Ballinger Park Bederim Field
Saturday, 23 June, 5:00pm
Pride aim to bounce back at Wanderers
The travelling Western Pride will be looking to dust themselves off after a big Round 17 loss to the Gap FC.
The Sunshine Coast Wanderers will be hoping to inflict similar pain to the green and white of Ipswich, especially considering that the match will be on home turf.
To get back into the winner’s circle, the Wanderers will have to snap a five game losing streak, having not secured any points since Round 12.
Eastern Suburbs v Lions FC
Saturday, 23 June, 6:00pm
League leaders travel to Easts
Eastern Suburbs are one of several teams in serious contention to finish inside the top four at the end of the regular season.
Their Round 18 opponents are current league leaders, but the team from Heath Park have a strong record at home this season, only being defeated on three occasions this season.
Mitchelton FC v Moreton Bay United
Saturday, 23 June, 6:00pm
Can Mitchie get past Moreton Bay?
Mitchelton FC will be out to ensure that they don’t suffer their third straight loss when they host Moreton Bay United on Saturday night.
The Mustangs from Mitchelton are only five points behind fourth placed Moreton Bay, and will be looking to reduce that to two points after this match.
Moreton Bay themselves have ground to make up against third placed The Gap, who sit nine points in front.
Gold Coast United v SWQ Thunder FC
Sunday, 24 June, 5:30pm
SWQ aim for second win of the season
Gold Coast United upset Moreton Bay United in their Round 17 clash, overcoming the Albany Creek-based side 2-0.
SWQ Thunder head to Station Reserve for this Sunday afternoon fixture, hoping to cut short Gold Coast’s winning ways as they look for their second win of 2018.
The Thunder’s attacking success this season has come through Louise Rolfe and Melanie Lloyd, combining for a total of 14 goals. The Toowoomba side will hope they can both strike again.
Souths United v The Gap FC
Sunday, 24 June, 6:00pm
Second face third at Wakerley Park
Second play third in this fixture, as The Gap FC travel down to Runcorn to play Souths United at Wakerley Park.
Souths United must shake off a 2-0 defeat in their most recent game – the first game since March in which the green and white dropped points.
The Gap will look to continue their success in-front of goal this weekend, as they notched 12 goals against Western Pride last weekend.
Words: Tyler Sunderland
Image: Cara Confessore