Peninsula Power claimed the inaugural FQPL Premiership and earned promotion to the NPL Queensland after defeating Ipswich Knights, Rochedale Rovers recorded an important win and Souths beat Logan in Round 21 of the FQPL.
Mitchelton FC 1 (Barnes 21’)
Holland Park Hawks FC 2 (Shigeyuki 37’, 62’)
Teralba Park 1
First win in five games for Holland Park
Holland Park Hawks brought an end to their four game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over Mitchelton FC on Friday night.
Mitchelton opened the scoring through a 21st minute goal to Kai Barnes, but Hawks hit back with a double to Takuya Shigeyuki in the 37th and 62nd minutes to secure the three points for the visitors.
Peninsula Power 3 (Warrilow 25’, 44’, Plummer 30’)
Ipswich Knights 0
AJ Kelly Park 1
Power claim inaugural FQPL Premiership
Peninsula Power claimed the title of the inaugural FQPL Premiers and have earned promotion to the NPL Queensland next season after defeating Ipswich Knights at AJ Kelly Park on Saturday evening.
A first half brace to Power’s Alexander Warrilow – taking his tally to six goals in four games for Power – and a 30th minute goal to Luke Plummer were enough to secure the three points, and the premiership, for the home side.
Peninsula Power now further extend their lead at the top of the table after the victory, and remain undefeated this season after 21 rounds.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 6 (Fuller 13’, 59’, Lynch 54’, Scarff 58’, 76’, 88’)
Wide Bay Buccaneers 0
Ballinger Park Buderim Field 1
Sunshine Coast put six past Wide Bay
A Michael Scarff hat-trick helped Sunshine Coast Wanderers to a 6-0 victory over Wide Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
Sunshine Coast’s Kobe Fuller opened the scoring in the 13th minute for his first of two goals, before Benjamin Lynch netted in the 54th minute to extend the hosts’ lead.
A second-half hat-trick to Scarff and a second goal to Fuller in the 59th minute ensured Sunshine Coast comfortably secured the three points.
Wolves FC 1 (Fox 2’)
Rochedale Rovers 3 (Austin 40’, Njie 56’, Saolele 81’)
Carmichael Park 1
Important win for Rochedale Rovers
Rochedale Rovers recorded an important win against Wolves FC on Saturday night to keep their finals hopes alive.
Wolves opened the scoring with a goal to Mitchell Fox in the second minute of the game, before Rochedale hit back with a 40th minute goal to Mitchell Austin.
Second half goals to Benjamin Njie and Omrie Saolele ensured the visitors took home the three points and they remain just outside the top four after 21 rounds.
Logan Lightning 1 (Guy 80’ (P))
Souths United 4 (Anderson 13’, 71’, Gourley 38’, Grimley 72’)
Cornubia Park 1
Souths continue fight for finals football
Souths United continued their quest for finals football, defeating second-placed Logan Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night.
Souths opened the scoring with a 13th minute goal to Joshua Anderson – his first of two for the night – and extended the lead before the break with a goal to Greg Gourley in the 38th minute.
Logan were down to ten men by half time after a send-off in the 40th minute, and Souths capitalised on this mid-way through the second half, scoring twice in two minutes through Joshua Anderson and Ethan Grimley.
Souths were able to keep the hosts scoreless until the 80th minute, when Logan netted through a successful Zander Guy penalty, but the visitors had already secured the three points.
Logan Lightning remain in second spot after the loss, and Souths sit in fourth, one point behind Eastern Suburbs.
Southside Eagles 0
Eastern Suburbs 2 (Balarezo 48’, Yango 90+1’)
Perry Park 1
Easts strengthen top four chances
Eastern Suburbs strengthened their top four chances with a 2-0 victory over Southside Eagles on Sunday evening.
Both of the visitors’ goals came in the second half, with Jayden Balarezo opening the scoring in the 48th minute, before Abrahim Yango extended Easts’ lead in added time.
After securing the three points against Southside Eagles, Easts remain in third spot.
Capalaba Bulldogs – BYE
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Kylie Wells