Lions remain top of the table after a close win, while Souths, Moreton Bay and The Gap FC all record strong victories in Round 19 of the NPLW Queensland.
BRFC/NTC 4 (Thomson 49’, Beaumont 58’ (pen), Farmer 82’, McQueen 86’)
Logan Lightning 2 (Taylor 14’, Giggins 30’)
Cornubia Park 1
Seven straight wins for BRFC/NTC
BRFC/NTC won their seventh straight game on Friday night, defeating Logan Lightning 4-2 at Cornubia Park.
Logan got off to a strong start with two goals in the first half to Charlotte Taylor and Alana Giggins, but it was all the home side in the second half as goals to Jorja Thomson, Charlotte Farmer, Holly McQueen and a Georgia Beaumont penalty secured the win for BRFC/NTC.
BRFC/NTC now remain two points behind Moreton Bay United in fifth position after 19 rounds.
Moreton Bay United 6 (Perin 6’, Walker 8’, McElligott 13’, 23’, OG, See 61’)
Eastern Suburbs 1 (Roberts 9’)
Wolter Park 1
McElligott scores two on debut for new club
A dominant performance by Moreton Bay United on Friday night saw them defeat Eastern Suburbs 6-1 at home.
Golden Boot contender Meaghan McElligott didn’t take long to make an impression for her new club, scoring twice on debut and proving that she can continue her goal-scoring form even after switching clubs mid-season.
Despite a ninth minute goal to Easts’ Tiffany Roberts, Moreton Bay all but locked up the three points in the first half, heading to the sheds with a 5-1 lead before a 61st minute goal to Velvet See put the final nail in the coffin for Easts who ended the game with only 10 on the field.
Moreton Bay now hold on to fourth spot after 19 rounds and will hope to continue this form to remain in finals contention for the remaining rounds of the season.
SWQ Thunder FC 2 (Rolfe 70’, 86’)
Mitchelton 3 (Doyle 50’, Buchanan 74’, Unwin 85’)
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Second half action sees Mitchelton secure win
SWQ Thunder FC fell to their ninth straight defeat on Saturday afternoon against Mitchelton at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
A second half brace for Louise Rolfe was only consolation for SWQ Thunder as goals to Fern Doyle, Georgia Buchanan and new signing Lyndal Unwin secured the game for Mitchelton in the second half.
Western Pride FC 0
Souths United 4 (Karalouka 31’, Rushton 35’, Chapman 54’, Rose 88’)
Briggs Road Sporting Complex 1
Souths United bounce back with strong win
Western Pride fell to their fourth straight defeat on Saturday evening against Souths United.
Souths bounced back from two straight losses to record an important victory and maintain their spot in the top three thanks to goals from Teani Karalouka, Teonie Rushton, Amy Chapman and Bronte Rose.
Souths striker Amy Chapman said after the game that she was proud of the team effort that secured the win.
“I’m glad that lots of people are getting involved with scoring goals; you need to be creative and have other players scoring in this league if you want to go somewhere,” she said.
Souths now remain in third position on equal points as second-placed The Gap FC after 19 rounds.
Lions FC 3 (Morton 16’, 70’, Riding 71’)
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2 (Murphy Pollard 73’, Bensted 82’)
Lions Stadium 1
Lions remain top of the table
Lions FC remain top of the table after defeating Sunshine Coast Wanderers 3-2 at Lions Stadium on Saturday night.
A Kate Morton brace and a Tegan Riding goal in the 71st minute had the game seemingly wrapped up until Sunshine Coast hit back with two goals to Carmel Murphy Pollard and Martha Bensted in the final 20 minutes of the game.
However, the late goals weren’t enough for the away side to secure a share of a points, with Lions securing the win and remaining in top spot after 19 rounds.
The Gap FC 6 (Winter 30’, Doro 49’, Bohl 55’, 64’, Bodey 85’, Abaza 87’ (pen))
Capalaba Bulldogs 0
Walton Bridge Reserve 1
Bohl brace helps The Gap FC to impressive win
Capalaba Bulldogs finished Saturday night’s match with only nine players as they fell to a significant defeat against in-form The Gap FC.
A Charlotte Bohl brace and goals to Kaitlyn Winter, Talitha Doro and Greta Bodey extended the home side’s lead to five, before goalkeeper Noran Abaza scored a penalty in the 87th minute to put the game to bed.
After this win The Gap FC remain in second position on the table, two points behind ladder leaders Lions FC.
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club 1 (White 55’)
Gold Coast United 5 (Ono 10’, 76’, Akins 21’, 69, Cave 93’)
Sid Bigg Park 1
Ono scores two on debut for Gold Coast
Gold Coast United won the inaugural Faye Rodd Cup on Sunday afternoon, defeating Mudgeeraba Soccer Club 5-1 in the Gold Coast derby.
Two debut goals to Reiri Ono, a Mackenzie Akins brace and a 93rd minute goal to Phoebe Cave secured the victory for Gold Coast over their local league rivals.
Gold Coast United can extend their winning streak to four in a row when they host BRFC/NTC next weekend.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Chris Simpson