Brisbane Roar NTC can keep up the pace on top four with a win over Mitchelton while the Gap FC, Souths and Lions FC chase more wins to keep the pressure on each other.
Fourth-placed Moreton Bay United are not in action until Thursday.
SWQ Thunder v Lions FC
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Saturday, 14 July, 12.30pm
Thunder host Lions
Bottom-of-the-table SWQ Thunder play host to second placed Lions FC in the first match of NPLW Queensland Round 21.
Lions conceded a late equaliser in last week’s 2-2 draw with Moreton Bay United, allowing the Gap FC to leapfrog them into first place.
Despite recording just the one win so far in 2018, Thunder has shown promising signs in recent weeks, scoring six goals.
Western Pride v Logan Lightning
Briggs Road Sporting Complex 1
Saturday, 14 July, 3.00pm
Pride and Lightning clash at Briggs Road
Only one point separates these two teams going into Round 21.
Belinda Kitching’s side are without a victory in their past five outings and will be hoping to replicate the goal-scoring form that saw them prevail 5-3 the last time they faced Lightning.
Kate Muscat is Pride’s leading goal scorer this season with 13 goals in 18 matches while Logan’s Charlotte Taylor has netted 11 in 17.
BRFC/NTC v Mitchelton FC
Saturday, 14 July, 6.00pm
Roar raring to go
After wet weather forced the postponement of their Round 20 clash against Gold Coast United, Brisbane Roar NTC will be raring to go when they take the field against sixth-placed Mitchelton on Saturday evening.
The Roar now sit three points behind fourth-placed Moreton Bay United, but have two matches in hand.
If Mitchelton manage all three points at Teralba Park, these two sides would sit level on the competition ladder on 37 points.
The Gap FC v Gold Coast United
Walton Bridge Reserve 1
Saturday, 14 July, 6.00pm
The Gap chase another win
League leaders the Gap FC host Gold Coast United on Saturday night knowing a victory is required to hold off Lions FC with both clubs sitting on 51 competition points heading into Round 21.
The Gap have kept clean sheets in their last three home fixtures, scoring an incredible 30 goals in the process, meaning United will have their work cut out for them at Walton Bridge Reserve.
Despite claiming all three points when they met in Round 8, Gators needed a 93rd minute winner from Ruth Blackburn to seal the win.
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club v Eastern Suburbs
Sid Bigg Park 1
Sunday, 15 July, 3.00pm
Can Mudgeeraba top Easts?
The NPLW competition ladder may show two in Mudgeeraba’s win tally this season, but the Wallabies are a much-improved side in recent weeks.
Without a win since Round 11, Mudgeeraba have scored 10 goals in their past six outings while recent form for Easts shows three wins and an impressive draw with Lions FC in their past five matches.
Souths United v Capalaba Bulldogs
Wakerley Park 2
Sunday, 15 July, 6.00pm
Sunday session at Souths
Third-placed Souths United take on Capalaba Bulldogs in the Sunday evening fixture of Round 21.
Souths need a win to keep up with the Gap FC and Lions FC at the pointy end of the NPLW Queensland ladder and will look to their top goal scorer Amy Chapman (28 goals) to lead the line.
Despite Capalaba’s inconsistent season to date, reflected in their 10th place on the competition ladder, Vicky Lines has managed 10 goals in 15 matches and will have her sights set on more at Wakerley Park.
Thursday night football in Buderim
Moreton Bay United have comfortably held fourth spot on the competition ladder since after Round 11 and look even more dangerous with the recent signing of the league’s top goal scorer Meaghan McElligott.
However, with the recent run of form by Brisbane Roar NTC, the Jets’ stranglehold on the final finals spot is under threat and will want to make a statement against Sunshine Coast Wanderers in Buderim on Thursday night.
Despite just the one win in their past three fixtures, Wanderers has scored nine goals in that time and the Jets will need to work hard if they want their fifth clean sheet of the campaign.
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