Ahead of the 2018 NPL Queensland Grand Final re-match, Lions FC and Souths United will take to the field for a mouth-watering NPL Women’s (NPLW) Queensland clash.
The two sides last faced each other in Round 26 last season, with Lions coming from behind to score three second half goals to give them a 3-2 win.
For Lions, they head into the match with their undefeated streak alive after an 8-1 win over Mitchelton, and have conceded just five goals this season.
Meanwhile Souths have only managed three wins so far this year, and they come into the match following a 3-1 loss to Moreton Bay United.
It’s a special match for Lions forward Sofie Persson who will play against her former club. The former Brisbane Roar W-League striker spent a season at Souths in 2018 alongside former teammate Amy Chapman.
The match will also feature a host of former and current W-League players including Cassandra Zaffina, Tegan Riding, Whitney Knight, Ayesha Norrie and Brooke Goodrich.
Lions FC v Souths United
Saturday, 6 April, 5pm
Lions Stadium, Richlands
Watch LIVE on YouTube and Facebook.
Other key games:
Moreton Bay United v SWQ Thunder:
The Toowoomba-based team are on the hunt for their first win of the season, and also their first win in eight matches, which stretches back to the 2018 season. They have the tough task of coming up against Moreton Bay United in Round 8. Moreton Bay are currently on a six game winning streak with Rylee Baisden and 2018 Golden Boot winner Meaghan McElligott leading the way with 15 goals between them.
Gold Coast United v The Gap:
The Gap will be looking to bounce back after a 4-0 loss to Capalaba last weekend, their first loss of the season. They are still getting used to life without head coach Rob Askew, who had guided the club to an unprecedented three NPLW Queensland titles. Just like their NPL Queensland side, they will be hoping to keep in touch with the top four with five points separating them and The Gap.
Players to watch:
Sofie Persson (Lions FC): After scoring five against Mitchelton to take her total to six goals for the 2019 season, she will be looking to continue this form against her former club.
Georgia Rink (Western Pride): She is the youngest member of the Pride squad at just 15-year-old. Rink is also the leading goal scorer for the team so far this season, with her first coming against Lions FC in her NPLW debut.
Kijah Stephenson (Brisbane Roar/QAS): The Gin Gin native was a central figure in the side’s win over Western Pride the last time they played. Stephenson spearheads the midfield with her skills on the ball and ability to bring the ball through to the forwards.