Eastern Suburbs have booked their place in the FQPL Grand Final with a convincing 3-0 win over Logan Lightning, while Premiers Peninsula Power proved unstoppable yet again in the semi-finals of the FQPL.
Eastern Suburbs FC 3 (Coulson 14’, Balarezo 79’, Farina 85’)
Logan Lightning 0
Heath Park 1
Easts headed to Grand Final
Eastern Suburbs FC have secured a spot in the FQPL Grand Final after defeating Logan Lightning 3-0 at Heath Park on Saturday evening.
Easts’ Scot Coulson opened the scoring with a 14th minute header from a corner for the only goal of the first half.
Jayden Balarezo extended the hosts’ lead in the 79th minute, firing a powerful shot into the back of the net after a flick off the side of Jordan Farina’s foot into the box.
Farina put the game to bed just six minutes later, slotting a goal off an Abrahim Yango cross – his 25th goal of the season – to secure Easts’ first win over Logan this year.
Easts have lost only one of their last 11 games and now face the task of taking on seemingly-unstoppable Peninsula Power in this weekend’s FQPL Grand Final.
Peninsula Power 3 (Briggs 22’, 54’, Warrilow 73’)
Souths United 0
AJ Kelly Park 1
Undefeated Premiers book Grand Final spot
FQPL Premiers Peninsula Power have booked their spot in the FQPL Championship decider with a 3-0 win against Souths United at AJ Kelly Park on Saturday night.
A Dean Briggs brace and a goal to Alexander Warrilow secured the win for Power who have not conceded a goal in their last eight games.
The opening goal came in the 22nd minute, with a great long ball out wide to Briggs who cut inside to bury the ball in the back of the net for his first of the night.
Briggs’ second came after the break when he got around his defender to fire the ball past Souths’ keeper Declan Murphy, for his 22nd goal in 23 games for Power.
The final goal of the game came courtesy of Warrilow in the 73rd minute to secure Power’s spot in this weekend’s FQPL Grand Final against Eastern Suburbs FC.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Kylie Wells