The battle for the coveted fourth spot is on this weekend as Sunshine Coast Wanderers host Souths United, while Eastern Suburbs look to extend their unbeaten run in Round 23 of the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL).
Mitchelton FC v Ipswich Knights
Teralba Park 1
Friday, 3 August, 7:15pm
Mitchelton looking for repeat performance
Mitchelton will be hoping for a repeat performance of their Round 10 victory as they host Ipswich Knights at Teralba Park on Friday night.
Mitchelton secured the three points in a comfortable 5-1 victory against Ipswich when the sides met earlier in the season.
The home side will be hungry for the win this round, having won only one of their last four.
Peninsula Power v Capalaba Bulldogs
AJ Kelly Park 1
Saturday, 4 August, 5:00pm
Capalaba Bulldogs travel north
Without a win in three games, Capalaba Bulldogs face a challenge as they travel north to play Peninsula Power at AJ Kelly Park on Saturday evening.
Peninsula Power remain unbeaten this season, while Capalaba have struggled to find consistent form in recent weeks.
Last time the two sides met in Round 10, Peninsula Power secured a narrow 4-3 victory.
Wolves FC v Holland Park Hawks FC
Carmichael Park 1
Saturday, 4 August, 6:00pm
Wolves host Holland Park Hawks
Wolves FC host Holland Park Hawks FC at Carmichael Park on Saturday night.
The home side will bring some confidence into the game following a strong 3-0 win over Southside Eagles last weekend, and will look to replicate their Round 10 victory which saw them defeat Holland Park 5-4.
The visitors meanwhile have won only one of their last seven.
Rochedale Rovers v Southside Eagles
Underwood Park Field 1
Saturday, 4 August, 6:15pm
Can Rochedale find consistency?
Rochedale Rovers will be hunting back-to-back wins for the first time since Round 13 as they host Southside Eagles at Underwood Park on Saturday night.
Scott MacNicol’s men have struggled with consistency in recent rounds, but secured the three points against Wolves in Round 21 before last weekend’s bye.
Eagles, meanwhile, have lost their last three and fell to a 3-0 defeat last time the two sides met in Round 10.
Eastern Suburbs FC v Wide Bay Buccaneers
Heath Park 1
Saturday, 4 August, 6:30pm
Easts look to extend unbeaten run
Eastern Suburbs will look to maintain their undefeated run as they take on Wide Bay Buccaneers at Heath Park on Saturday night.
The home side remain unbeaten since Round 16, and secured a 3-2 victory in an extraordinary game against Holland Park Hawks last weekend, which included two own goals and a penalty.
Last time the sides met in Round 10, Easts put eight goals past Wide Bay in a dominant 8-0 victory.
The battle for fourth spot
Sunshine Coast Wanderers host Souths United at Ballinger Park Buderim on Sunday afternoon in a battle for fourth spot.
Wanderers jumped into fourth on the table after a crucial 3-0 victory last weekend, while Souths fell to defeat at the hands of the seemingly unstoppable Peninsula Power to drop down to fifth.
With both teams on equal points, Sunday afternoon’s game will be vital in determining which team finishes the regular season in the coveted fourth spot.
Logan Lightning – BYE
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Ian Judd