BRFC/NTC defeated top two Lions FC to extend their winning streak to ten in a row, while the Gap FC recorded a strong victory to stretch their lead at the top of the table.
Elsewhere, Moreton Bay put an unbelievable 17 goals past Mudgeeraba while Gold Coast United recorded a surprising victory against Souths United in Round 23 of the NPLW Queensland.
Capalaba Bulldogs 2 (Latham 56’, Collings 90’ (P))
Logan Lightning 2 (Giggins 5’, Pinkney 45’)
John Frederick Sportsfields 1
Logan and Capalaba held to a draw
Logan Lightning had to settle for just one point after a second half comeback by Capalaba Bulldogs saw Friday night’s game end in a 2-2 draw.
Lightning had a strong first half, opening the scoring with goals to Alana Giggins and Natalia Pinkney in the 5th and 45th minutes respectively.
The home side fought back in the second half, with Capalaba captain Stephanie Latham netting in the 56th minute before Terrell Collings levelled the scores with a penalty in the dying moments of the game to ensure the sides had to settle for a point each.
BRFC/NTC 4 (Riley 45’, 82’, Palmer 67’, Davidson 85’)
Lions FC 1 (Riding 58’)
Lions Stadium 1
Roar make it 10 in a row
In-form Brisbane Roar/NTC have defeated top two team Lions FC 4-1 at Lions Stadium to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
An Indiah-Paige Riley brace and second half goals to Hollie Palmer and Leah Davidson helped Roar to their first victory over Lions this season.
Lions found the back of the net through Tegan Riding in the 58th minute, but her goal proved only consolation as the visitors fell to their first loss since Round 13.
Lions FC now sit three points behind ladder leaders The Gap FC in second.
SWQ Thunder FC 3 (Rolfe 4’, 54’, Hutton 79’)
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2 (Christmas 1’, Bensted 61’)
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Hutton scores winning goal on debut
SWQ Thunder have recorded their second victory of the season, defeating Sunshine Coast Wanderers 3-2 at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
Wanderers found the back of the net inside the first minute through Samara Christmas, but the home side hit back minutes later with a goal to Louise Rolfe, her first of two for the afternoon.
Rolfe completed her brace soon after the break, before Wanderers levelled in the 61st minute through Martha Bensted.
The winning goal came in the 79th minute through 16-year-old Chloe Hutton in her senior debut for SWQ Thunder to secure the win for the home side and deliver Wanderers their fourth defeat in a row.
Western Pride FC 3 (Muscat 5’, Weatherby 61’, Lambi 69’)
Mitchelton 1 (Wilson 46’)
Briggs Road Sporting Complex 1
Western Pride find winning form
Western Pride FC have secured their first win in eight games to defeat Mitchelton 3-1 at Briggs Road Sporting Complex on Saturday evening.
Desperate to find some form after a crushing 8-3 loss last week, the home side got off to a good start, opening the scoring with a goal to Kate Muscat in the 5th minute, before Mitchelton levelled in the 46th minute through Darcie Wilson.
Western Pride then put the game to bed with two goals in ten minutes, with Sophie Weatherby and Zoe Lambi finding the back of the net in the 61st and 69th minutes respectively to hand Mitchelton their third loss in a row.
The Gap FC 5 (Bodey 14’, 52’, Petterwood 21’, 62’, 64’)
Eastern Suburbs 0
Walton Bridge Reserve
The Gap stretch lead at top of table
The Gap FC have extended their lead at the top of the table with a strong 5-0 victory over Eastern Suburbs at Walton Bridge Reserve.
A Greta Bodey brace and a Tiarne Petterwood hat-trick got the job done for the home side, who kept Easts scoreless.
The win is The Gap’s 11th in a row, and now sees them three points clear at the top of the ladder thanks to Lions’ surprise loss on the weekend.
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club 0
Moreton Bay United 17 (McElligott 2’, 18’, 66’, 68’, 71’, Askin 4’, 53’, Perin 20’, 21’, 54’, 56’, Walker 17’, 24’, 35’, 79’, See 61’, OG)
Sid Bigg Park
Moreton Bay put 17 past Mudgeeraba
Moreton Bay United have defeated Mudgeeraba 17-0 in an outstanding performance at Sid Bigg Park on Sunday afternoon.
Jets’ Meaghan McElligott scored an impressive five goals to take her club goal tally to 18 goals in just six games for Moreton Bay.
Alexandria Walker and Jazmyn Perin scored four goals each, while a double to Lauren Askin, a goal to Velvet See and an own goal rounded out the scoring for Jets who are now undefeated in their last seven games.
Souths United 1 (Persson 90+4’)
Gold Coast United 2 (Ono 59’, Akins 85’)
Wakerley Park 2 (synthetic pitch)
Gold Coast United upset Souths
Souths United have recorded their first loss in four games, falling to a surprising 2-1 defeat at the hands of Gold Coast United at Wakerley Park.
Gold Coast United opened the scoring with a goal to Reiri Ono in the 59th minute, before Mackenzie Akins doubled the visitors’ lead in the 85th minute.
A late Sofie Persson goal in the final minutes of added time proved only consolation for Souths, whose premiership hopes now seem out of reach as they fall six points behind ladder leaders The Gap FC.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Ian Judd