Brisbane Roar/NTC remain in red-hot form and continue their end-of-season surge, defeating Lions FC to book a spot in the NPLW Queensland Grand Final.
Elsewhere, Premiers The Gap FC earned the right to host the NPLW Grand Final with a 3-0 win over Souths United.
The Gap FC 2 (Petterwood 58’, Sunderland 85’)
Souths United 0
Walton Bridge Reserve 1
The Gap too good for Souths
Premiers The Gap FC will host the NPLW Queensland Grand Final after defeating Souths United 2-0 at Walton Bridge Reserve on Saturday night.
The Gap’s leading goal-scorer Tiarne Petterwood opened the scoring in the 58th minute, netting from close range off a Talitha Doro cross for her 47th goal this season.
Laine Sunderland doubled the hosts’ lead in the 85th minute to secure the Gap’s 16th win in a row and their third win against Souths United this season.
The Gap FC will now face BRFC/NTC in this weekend’s Grand Final.
Lions FC 1 (Hogg 38’)
BRFC/NTC 4 (Palmer 23’, Riley 27’, Margraf 30’, Davidson 79’)
Roar continue late season surge
Brisbane Roar NTC have continued their late season surge, defeating Lions FC 4-1 at Lions Stadium on Sunday afternoon to progress to the NPLW Queensland Grand Final.
The Roar side were ahead by three goals within 30 minutes, before Lions hit back with a goal before the break but couldn’t catch up to the visitors’ lead.
The first goal of the game came in the 23rd minute through a solid Hollie Palmer free-kick which proved too powerful for Lions goalkeeper Ellen Hepburn.
BRFC/NTC’s second came just four minutes later, with Indiah-Paige Riley getting herself into a great position to score from close range off a well-placed cross.
The visitors further extended their lead minutes later when Riley put a good ball through for Anna Margraf, who struck the ball over the head of Lions ‘keeper Hepburn.
Lions finally found the net in the 38th minute following a corner, with Jessica Hogg striking a long ball off her left foot.
The Roar side weren’t done scoring and a great long-range strike from Leah Davidson put the game to bed in the 79th minute.
BRFC/NTC will now face Premiers The Gap FC in this weekend’s NPLW Queensland Grand Final.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Alison Langevad