Ladder leaders Lions were held to a draw over the weekend, whilst an important win for The Gap saw them steal a top two spot from Souths.
Elsewhere, Gold Coast United ran riot scoring 11 goals against SWQ Thunder and Logan netted seven goals of their own at Cornubia Park.
Capalaba Bulldogs 1 (Lines 41’)
Brisbane Roar Youth 4 (Riley 3’, Freier 57’, 61’, 90’)
John Fredericks Park
Freier hat-trick puts Bulldogs to bed
Football Queensland livestream viewers didn’t have to wait long for the first goal of Round 17, as Roar’s Indiah-Paige Riley found the back of the net after three minutes against Capalaba.
The home side pulled one back just before the break, but Laini Freier’s second half hat-trick sealed the result for the Brisbane side who have now won five on the trot.
Logan Lightning 7 (Pinkney 10’, Gleeson 21’, Giggins 45’, Hein 49’, Taylor 50’, 72’, 76’)
Mudgeeraba SC 3 (White 40’, Lockley 62’, White 67’)
Seventh heaven for Lightning
A second successive hat-trick from Charlotte Taylor guided Lightning to a strong 7-3 win over Mudgeeraba on Friday night.
Fresh from her treble against SWQ Thunder last time out, Taylor netted three times in the second half after earlier goals from Natalia Pinkney, April Gleeson, Alana Giggins and Gabrielle Hein.
Despite the loss, Mudgeeraba has scored five goals in their past two outings and will fancy their chances ahead of next week’s derby fixture against Gold Coast United.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 4 (Christmas 52’ 67’ 85’, Pollard 78’)
Western Pride FC 3 (Merrick 42’, Lambi 58’ 63’)
Ballinger Park Buderim Field 1
Victory for Sunshine Coast after six games
A hat-trick to Samara Christmas helped Sunshine Coast to a 4-3 win over Western Pride at Ballinger Park on Saturday evening.
Western Pride opened the scoring through Victoria Merrick in the 42nd minute before a double to Zoe Lambi in the second half extended the visitors’ lead.
It wasn’t enough however, as a second half hat-trick to Samara Christmas and a 78th minute goal to Carmel Murphy Pollard secured the victory for Sunshine Coast – their first in their last six games.
Eastern Suburbs 2 (Mckeen 42’, Holzworth 56’)
Lions FC 2 (Riding 21’, Franke 31’)
Heath Park 1
Ladder leaders held to draw
Top of the table Lions were held to a 2-2 draw against Eastern Suburbs at Heath Park on Saturday night.
Lions got off to an early lead with goals to Tegan Riding and Jordan Franke in the 21st and 31st minutes, but Easts hit back not long after with a goal to Susanne McKeen late in the first half.
A 56th minute goal to Annalese Holzworth was enough to secure a point for Eastern Suburbs.
Moreton Bay United 2 (Walker 34’, Howson 79’)
Teralba Park 1
Mitchelton held scoreless
Mitchelton were kept scoreless as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Moreton Bay United at Teralba Park 1 on Saturday night.
Goals to Alexandria Walker and Whitney Howson in the 34th and 79th minutes secured the victory for Moreton Bay, who remain in fifth position after 18 rounds.
Gold Coast United 11 (Akins 16’ 45’ 47’ 72’, Reynolds 24’, Elliston 26’ 65’, McElligott 40’ 54’, Byfield 79’, Doyle 88’)
SWQ Thunder FC 2 (Rolfe 4’ 74’)
Station Reserve 1
Four goals for Akins as United dominate
Gold Coast United dominated in a stunning performance on Sunday evening, defeating SWQ Thunder FC 11-2 at Station Reserve.
Thunder took an early lead but a goal in each half to Louise Rolfe wasn’t enough for the visitors.
A team scoring effort from the home side was led by Mackenzie Akins who scored an impressive four goals, whilst Elliston and McElligott both bagged doubles.
Goals to Reynolds, Byfield and Doyle rounded out the scoring for Gold Coast in their biggest win yet this season.
Souths United 0
The Gap FC 3 (Bodey 54’, Petterwood 68’ 70’)
Wakerley Park 2
The Gap steals top 2 spot from Souths with important win
The Gap FC defeated Souths United 3-0 in an important top three match at Wakerley Park on Sunday evening.
A 54th minute goal to Greta Bodey and a second half double to Tiarne Petterwood secured the victory for The Gap, who kept usually prolific Souths scoreless.
It was an important win for The Gap, as they overtake Souths to occupy second position on the ladder.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Chris Simpson