BRFC/NTC and Moreton Bay United keep the battle for fourth spot alive with big victories, while Amy Chapman inspired Souths United to a 6-0 win over Logan Lightning.
Elsewhere in Round 22, league leaders the Gap record their 10th win on the trot, Gold Coast United put eight past Western Pride, Capalaba Bulldogs triumph in a five goal thriller with Sunshine Coast Wanderers and Lions survive an early scare from Mudgeeraba to win 6-1.
Logan Lightning 0
Souths United 6 (Chapman 6’, 85’, 89’, Rushton 23’, 45’, Huynh 32’)
Souths score six
Souths superstar Amy Chapman netted a hat trick to take her season tally to 32 goals in 17 games as her team hit six past Logan Lightning on Friday night.
Chapman opened the scoring for Souths in the sixth minute, with Teonie Rushton doubling their advantage on 23 minutes. Alexandra Huynh added another shortly after and Rushton then collected a brace, giving Souths a commanding 4-0 lead at halftime.
Chapman scored twice in the dying moments of the game, sealing a memorable hat trick and a dominant 6-0 victory for Souths.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2 (Russell 56’, Scott 70’)
Capalaba Bulldogs 3 (Latham 11’, 61’, Simms 75’)
Capalaba triumph in five goal thriller
Capalaba Bulldogs have come out on top in a see-sawing contest against Sunshine Coast Wanderers at Ballinger Park.
The Bulldogs scored first through Stephanie Latham in the 11th minute but were eventually pegged back to 1-1 by Natalie Russell in the second half.
Latham struck again for the visitors restoring their lead in the 61st minute, only for Sunshine Coast to level again, this time through Aimee Scott.
Capalaba took the lead for the third and final time in the 75th minute, with Amber Simms netting the decisive goal. The Bulldogs held on for a thrilling 3-2 victory away from home.
Eastern Suburbs 0
BRFC/NTC 6 (S. Freier 1’, Palmer 7’, L. Freier 11’, Margraf 44, Farmer 60’, Beaumont 75’)
Easts hit for six
BRFC proved far too strong for Eastern Suburbs, romping to a 6-0 win at Heath Park.
BRFC were in control from the offset with Sharn Freier opening the scoring inside the first minute.
Hollie Palmer added another six minutes later, then Laini Freier quickly found the back of the net giving the away side a 3-0 lead after only 11 minutes.
Anna Margraf, Charlotte Farmer and Georgia Beaumont all added goals in the 44th, 60th and 75th minute respectively, as BRFC ran out comprehensive winners.
Lions FC 6 (Harch 15’, 76’, Morton 28’, Stanley 34’, Disavia 65’, Horsey 86’)
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club 1 (Harrison 5’)
Lions stay in touch with The Gap
Lions FC remain hot on the heels of ladder leaders The Gap with an assured 6-1 win over Mudgeeraba Soccer Club in front of a delighted home crowd.
Surprisingly, Mudgeeraba were the first to score as Krystell Harrison netted for the visitors in the fifth minute.
From there on in though, it was all Lions, as they hammered in six unanswered goals to record a resounding victory and ensure only goal difference separates them from the first placed Gap.
The Gap FC 5 (Doro 6’, Petterwood 8’, 61’, Bodey 67’, 84’)
The Gap go ten in a row
The Gap FC made it ten wins in a row as they convincingly accounted for Mitchelton 5-0 at Teralba Park.
Talitha Doro opened the scoring in the sixth minute, before Tiarne Petterwood and Greta Bodey collected braces in another assured performance from one of the competition’s heavyweights.
The dominant display ensures the Gap remain in top spot for another round.
Gold Coast United 8 (Thompson 3’, 52’, Akins 7’, 48’, 54’, 89’, Cave 42’, Clissold 68’)
Western Pride FC 3 (Weatherby 14’, 85’, 91’)
Runaway Bay Soccer Club
Goals galore on the Gold Coast
Gold Coast United have overwhelmed a plucky Western Pride outfit in an 11 goal bonanza.
Gold Coast found the back of the net a staggering eight times with dynamo attacker Mackenzie Akins scoring four goals.
While Pride were never really in the contest, Sophie Weatherby hit an impressive hat trick to restore some joy for the visitors.
Moreton Bay United 9 (Walker 3’, 75’, Perin 10’, 25’, McElligott 12’, 56’, 58’, 64’, See 69’)
SWQ Thunder FC 0
McElligott’s golden boot charge continues
Moreton Bay United have smashed nine goals past a hapless SWQ Thunder at Wolter Park, with prized midseason recruit Meaghan Mcelligott finding the back of the net four times.
Mcelligott’s four goal haul takes her to a mind-blowing 44 goals in 22 appearances and all but assures her the Golden Boot award.
Alexandria Walker and Jazmyn Perin registered doubles in the rout, with substitute Velvet See also making it onto the score sheet.
The impressive win sees the Jets further cement themselves in fourth position on the ladder.
Words: Samuel Johnson
Image: Chris Simpson