A slip up from Sunshine Coast Wanderers has breathed new life into the finals race.
Peninsula Power remain on track for an undefeated season and a late Jordan Farina goal has stolen all three points for Eastern Suburbs in Round 24 of the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL).
Logan Lightning 0
Peninsula Power 2 (Close 17’, Hurlin 31’ (P))
Premiers Power a step closer to undefeated season
Premiers Peninsula Power are proving to be seemingly unstoppable, comfortably accounting for Logan Lightning 2-0 to keep their hopes of going the entire season undefeated well and truly alive.
The Power opened the scoring in the 17th minute through Ramone Close, before Richard Hurlin added a second from the penalty spot in the 31st minute.
That was all the Power needed to see out the win, the match ending 2-0 in their favour, meaning if they can avoid losing for two more games, they will have navigated the entire season without defeat.
Wide Bay Buccaneers 0
Wolves FC 3 (Martinez 26’ (P), 57’, Krkeljas 54’)
Martens Oval Field
Martinez the man for Wolves
Star striker Alejandro Martinez has continued his purple patch of form for Wolves FC, netting a brace in a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Wide Bay Buccaneers.
The double takes Martinez’s season tally to an impressive 19 goals in 21 appearances, while also condemning last-placed Wide Bay to another defeat.
Capalaba Bulldogs 1 (Edgar 75’)
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 1 (Fuller 76’)
John Frederick Sportsfields
Sunshine Coast slip up
Sunshine Coast Wanderers have dropped a valuable two points in their quest to make the finals ahead of Souths FC.
The Wanderers surprisingly failed to take more than a point against eighth-placed Capalaba Bulldogs and were forced to come from behind when Stuart Edgar found the back of the net for the hosts in the 75th minute.
The Wanderers equalised just a minute later through substitute Kobe Fuller, but they couldn’t go on to claim all three points.
They were also forced to play the final five minutes with ten men after Joshua Forshey was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Holland Park Hawks FC 0
Rochedale Rovers 2 (Fellows 13’, Norris 16’)
Whites Hill Reserve
Early goals enough for Rovers
A pair of early goals for the Rochedale Rovers were enough to see off the Holland Park Hawks 2-0 away from home.
The goals came in the 13th and 16th minutes respectively and were scored by striker Samuel Fellows and winger Todd Norris.
Souths United 2 (Smith 25’, Peut 58’ (OG))
Mitchelton FC 0
Souths still in finals contention
Souths FC have kept their finals hopes alive, recording a crucial 2-0 win over Mitchelton FC at Wakerley Park.
Souths opened the scoring in the 25th minute through Smith, before getting a second on the 58th minute mark courtesy of an unfortunate Jani Peut own goal.
The win sees them move to within one point of fourth placed-Sunshine Coast who failed to beat the Bulldogs, meaning the battle for the last finals spot is set to go down to the wire.
Ipswich Knights 0
Eastern Suburbs 1 (Farina 88’)
Eric Evans Oval
Late goal wins it for Suburbs
A late goal to Eastern Suburbs leading marksmen Jordan Farina have stolen the points against Ipswich Knights at Eric Evans Oval.
The game looked destined to end in a goalless stalemate before the mercurial Farina popped up in the 88th minute to score the winner.
That goal taking Farina’s tally to 23 goals in 21 games.
Southside Eagles – BYE
Words: Samuel Johnson
Image: Michael Cookman/Sunshine Coast Sports Photography