The Gap FC claim top spot thanks to a Tiarne Petterwood hat-trick, while a team goal-scoring effort saw Mitchelton record a convincing victory in Round 20 of the NPLW Queensland.
Lions FC 2 (Riding 41’, Harch 53’)
Moreton Bay United 2 (McElligott 13’, 89’)
Lions Stadium 1
Lions drop to second spot
Lions FC had to settle for just one point on Friday night as they were held to a draw by Moreton Bay United at Lions Stadium.
A second goal for Meaghan McElligott in the dying minutes of the game – her fourth goal in two games for her new club – ensured the visitors took home a point in their first draw this season, but McElligott said the goals were a team effort.
“I think it takes a lot of pressure off me as a number nine having Jaz and Scotty on the wings; they’re incredible players and honestly I think tonight they did more work than me and they deserved my goals,” she said after the game.
Goals for Tegan Riding and Lana Harch weren’t enough for Lions to secure the win, and as a result they drop to second spot on the table after 20 rounds, with third-placed Souths still yet to play this round.
Capalaba Bulldogs 3 (Lines 33’, Wadsworth 65’, 80’)
Western Pride FC 2 (Lambi 66’, Muscat 89’)
John Frederick Sportsfields 1
Pride’s losing streak continues
Western Pride FC fell to their fifth straight loss on Friday night against Capalaba Bulldogs at John Frederick Sportsfields.
A 33rd minute goal to Vicky Lines and a second half brace for Eloise Wadsworth secured the three points for the home side in their first win in three games.
Despite second half goals to Pride’s Zoe Lambi and Kate Muscat, the away side couldn’t do enough to secure any points and will look to find some form before next weekend’s game against Logan Lightning.
Logan Lightning 0
The Gap FC 3 (Petterwood 5’, 25’, 53’)
Cornubia Park 1
The Gap claim top spot
The Gap FC claimed top spot after a 3-0 victory against Logan Lightning on Saturday night.
A Tiarne Petterwood hat-trick – which took her goal tally to 32 goals in 19 games – ensured the visitors took home the three points in their seventh straight win.
Logan Lightning couldn’t find the net at home and remain in 11th spot after 20 rounds of the NPLW.
Eastern Suburbs 3 (McKeen 9’, 11’, Thompson 33’)
SWQ Thunder FC 1 (Rolfe 58’)
Heath Park 1
Easts win at home
A Susanne McKeen brace in the first 11 minutes helped Eastern Suburbs to a 3-1 victory over SWQ Thunder on Saturday night.
A 33rd minute goal to Emily Thompson rounded out the scoring for the home side, before a 58th minute goal to Louise Rolfe proved only consolation for SWQ Thunder.
SWQ Thunder remain at the bottom of the table, while Eastern Suburbs move up to seventh spot after the win.
Mitchelton 5 (Evans 18’, Coyne 20’, Buchanan 49’, McDonald 68’, Wilson 77’)
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club 1 (Lockley 64’)
Westside Football Club
Team effort as Mitchelton secure victory
A team scoring effort helped Mitchelton to a convincing 5-1 win against Mudgeeraba Soccer Club on Saturday night.
Goals to Annie Evans, Annika Coyne, Georgia Buchanan, Katie McDonald and Darcie Wilson secured the three points for the home side, who will hope to take their goal scoring form into next week’s game against BRFC/NTC.
Mudgeeraba left their comeback too late and could only find the back of the net once with a 64th minute goal to Jemima Lockley.
Gold Coast United v BRFC/NTC – POSTPONED
Sunshine Coast Wanderers v Souths United – POSTPONED
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Chris Simpson