Lions have secured a home semi-final with a win over Souths United, while The Gap have extended their winning streak to 15 games in the final round of the 2018 NPLW Queensland.
Semi-finals are still yet to be determined, with Souths United and BRFC/NTC both set to play catch-up games mid-week, which will be vital to determining who plays who come semi-final weekend.
Lions FC 3 (Myers 55’, Morton 69’, Harch 71’)
Souths United 2 (Murphy 4’, 32’)
Lions Stadium 1
Lions secure home semi-final
Lions FC have secured second spot and a home semi-final with a 3-2 win over Souths United at Lions Stadium.
The visitors opened the scoring with a Billie Murphy double in the first half, taking a 2-0 lead into the break before Lions took control of the game in the second half.
Lions’ Ashley Myers found the back of the net in the 55th minute, before Kate Morton brought the scores level with a goal in the 69th minute.
Lana Harch’s goal in the 71st minute of the game – a Goal of the Season contender – was enough for Lions to snatch the victory from Souths in the final round of the regular season.
Souths still have a catch up game against Sunshine Coast Wanderers to play on Tuesday night, which will be vital in determining the final order of the top four come finals time.
Eastern Suburbs 0
Capalaba Bulldogs 0
Heath Park 1
Easts and Bulldogs held to draw
Eastern Suburbs and Capalaba Bulldogs ended their seasons with a 0-0 draw in the final round of the NPLW regular season.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 0
Gold Coast United 2 (Akins 13’, Ono 87’)
Ballinger Park Buderim Field 2
Gold Coast end season with a win
Gold Coast United ended their season with a 2-0 win over Sunshine Coast Wanderers at Ballinger Park, Buderim.
Gold Coast’s Mackenzie Akins opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before Reiri Ono secured the win for the visitors with a goal in the 87th minute.
Wanderers still have one catch up game remaining against Souths, to be played on Tuesday night.
SWQ Thunder FC 1 (Franke 21’)
The Gap FC 6 (Doro 8’, McLennan 17’, Bodey 18’, Dibley 69’, Miller 83’, Blackburn 85’)
Clive Berghofer Stadium
The Gap make it 15 in a row
The Gap FC recorded their 15th straight win in their final game of the regular season, defeating SWQ Thunder FC 6-1 at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
It was a team goal-scoring effort for The Gap, with Talitha Doro, Charli McLennan and Greta Bodey all scoring before the break, and Tiffany Dibley, Sarah Miller and Ruth Blackburn adding goals in the second half to comfortably secure the three points for the Premiers.
A Madison Franke goal in the 21st minute proved only consolation for SWQ Thunder as they ended their season with a loss.
Mitchelton 1 (Wilson 27’)
Logan Lightning 3 (Pinkney 6’, Dunn 54’, Hein 93’)
Teralba Park 1
Lightning record win in final game
Logan Lightning ended their NPLW season with a win, defeating Mitchelton 3-1 at Teralba Park.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 6th minute through Natalia Pinkney, before Mitchelton hit back with a goal in 27th minute for Darcie Wilson.
Logan were the only team to score in the second half though, with goals to Emily Dunn and Gabrielle Hein securing the win for the visitors in their final game of the season.
Moreton Bay United 8 (Askin 4’, Walker 32’, McElligott 44’, Perin 62’, Schaefer 72’, 74’, See 77’, Daniells 83’)
Western Pride FC 0
Wolter Park 1
Moreton Bay end season on a high
Though they narrowly missed making the finals, Moreton Bay United have ended their NPLW season on a high with a dominant 8-0 win over Western Pride FC at Wolter Park.
First half goals to Moreton Bay’s Lauren Askin, Alexandria Walker and Meaghan McElligott got the hosts off to a strong start, before a second half brace for Alexandra Schaefer and goals to Jazmyn Perin, Velvet See and Matalena Daniells rounded out the win for the hosts in their final game of the season.
Mudgeeraba Soccer Club v BRFC/NTC – rained out, revised match details TBC
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Ian Judd