The Gap FC can wrap up the 2018 NPLW Premiership with a win against Moreton Bay United, while Souths United are out to avoid three straight defeats and Capalaba host Mitchelton in their club’s annual Pink Day fundraiser weekend.
BRFC/NTC v SWQ Thunder FC
Highfields Football Club
Saturday, 18 August, 2:30pm
Roar aim for 14 in a row
Brisbane Roar NTC travel to Toowoomba to face SWQ Thunder for their fourth NPLW game in eight days.
The Roar side are on an unbelievable 13-match winning streak, while two of the Thunder’s three victories this season have come in the past fortnight.
Western Pride FC v Lions FC
Briggs Road Sporting Complex
Saturday, 18 August, 5:00pm
Lions looking to recover from heartbreak
After a 8-0 humiliation last week at the hands of the Gap FC that all but ended their Premiership aspirations, Lions FC will be looking to bounce back when they play Western Pride FC.
Lions FC can mathematically still be crowned Premiers, but a host of implausible results have to go their way, including overturning the Gap’s superior goal difference in their final two games.
Logan Lightning v Gold Coast United
Saturday, 18 August, 6:00pm
Lightning host in-form Gold Coast
Tenth-placed Logan Lightning will welcome Gold Coast United to Cornubia Park on Saturday night.
Gold Coast had won three on the bounce before Thursday night’s 4-1 loss to BRFC/NTC.
Logan are searching for their first win in four and are coming off a pair of nail-biting 2-2 draws.
The Gap eye Premiership glory
A win for the Gap FC against Moreton Bay United will deliver them the Premiership, although a draw should be enough to all but wrap it up due to their mind-blowing goal difference of 116.
The Gap have been the team to beat all season and are coming off a scorching 8-0 dismantling of second-placed Lions FC that put them in the box seat for the title.
Moreton Bay on the other hand will be desperate to win as they sit precariously in fourth, only one win above BRFC/NTC who have 3 games in hand.
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club v Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Sid Bigg Park
Sunday, 19 August, 3:00pm
Pride to play for at Sid Bigg Park
Two of the NPLW’s biggest strugglers this season Mudgeeraba and Sunshine Coast Wanderers face off on Sunday afternoon.
Mudgeeraba are last, while the Wanderers are currently sitting 12th.
Both teams will be eager to score a rare victory as the season draws to a close.
Capalaba Bulldogs v Mitchelton
John Frederick Sportsfields
Sunday, 19 August, 5:00pm
Mitchelton travel to face Capalaba
Mitchelton will be hoping to build on their shock win over Souths United last week when they travel to John Frederick Sportsfields to face Capalaba Bulldogs.
Neither team can make the finals and have only pride to play for.
The home side will be keen to give their supporters something to cheer about on their annual Pink Day fundraiser weekend.
Souths United v Eastern Suburbs
Sunday, 19 August, 6:00pm
Souths looking to get back in the winner’s circle
Souths United will be hoping to avoid three straight defeats when they welcome Eastern Suburbs to Wakerley Park.
The normally red-hot Souths have endured a pair of close losses in recent weeks that has diminished their chances of claiming the Premiership.
Like Lions FC, Souths have the faintest of Premiership chances that hinge on a string of improbable results.
Their realistic goal would be to finish second, something that is well within their capabilities, especially with superstar striker Amy Chapman in their ranks.
Words: Samuel Johnson
Image: Moreton Bay United