Three teams can still finish second and claim the precious advantage of a home semi-final, while recently-crowned Premiers the Gap FC are aiming to end the regular season with 15 consecutive victories.
Lions out to secure home semi-final
Lions FC can guarantee themselves second place and the advantage of a home semi-final with a win over Souths United at Lions Stadium on Friday night.
A win will put them out of the reach of both Souths and BRFC/NTC, however a loss could spell disaster for Lions as Souths have a game in hand and will be favourites to steal second if they can overcome their more fancied opponents on Friday night.
Eastern Suburbs v Capalaba Bulldogs
Friday, 24 August, 8:30pm
Suburbs welcome Bulldogs
Capalaba Bulldogs travel to Heath Park on Friday night to face off against Eastern Suburbs.
Both teams are set to finish mid-table and will be looking to record one more win before the curtain comes down on their respective seasons.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers v Gold Coast United
Saturday, 25 August, 2:00pm
Gold Coast out to continue strong finish
Gold Coast United will be looking to add one more win to an impressive run of late season form, when they travel to face Sunshine Coast Wanderers.
United have won four out of their last five games scoring 20 goals in the process.
This game against Sunshine Coast presents a perfect opportunity for United to continue their free-scoring ways, with the Wanderers languishing in 12th after enduring a difficult campaign.
SWQ Thunder FC v The Gap FC
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Saturday, 25 August, 3:00pm
Gap aiming to end with 15 straight
Premiers the Gap FC can make it a mind-boggling 15 wins in a row if they can beat SWQ Thunder FC in their final regular season game.
The Gap made it 14 on the bounce midweek, knocking off fellow competition heavyweights BRFC/NTC 2-0, which ended the Roar’s own 14 match unbeaten run in the process.
The Gap will be odds on to complete the incredible feat, with not many expecting Thunder to offer much resistance, as they are languishing near the foot of the table.
Mitchelton v Logan Lightning
Saturday, 25 August, 6:00pm
Mitchelton looking to finish with three in a row
Mitchelton can end the NPLW season with three consecutive victories if they triumph over Logan Lightning at Teralba Park on Saturday night.
After a pair of hard-fought victories, Mitchelton will fancy their chances of making it three straight against a Logan outfit who have not won in their last four games.
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club v BRFC/NTC
Sid Bigg Park
Sunday, 26 August, 3:00pm
BRFC still pushing for second
Despite losing midweek in a spirited performance against recently-crowned Premiers The Gap FC, BRFC/NTC will still be hoping they can sneak into second.
However, an expected win over last-placed Mudgeeraba will not be enough, they will need other results involving Souths United and Lions FC to go their way if they are to end up second on the competition ladder.
Moreton Bay United v Western Pride FC
Sunday, 26 August, 5:00pm
Moreton Bay out to avoid finishing with three straight defeats
Moreton Bay United will be hoping they can avoid finishing their NPLW campaign with three straight defeats when they host Western Pride FC at Wolter Park.
The Jets’ form fell away in recent weeks and ultimately cost them a place in this year’s Finals Series, nevertheless they will be heavily favoured to get back to winning ways one last time this season against Western Pride FC.
Words: Samuel Johnson
Image: Ky Wain