Round 13 of the National Premier Leagues Women’s (NPLW) marks the halfway point of the season with Gold Coast United FC hosting Lions FC in the Match of the Round.
Lions come into the match with their undefeated record still intact after claiming a 2-1 win over Capalaba FC last weekend.
Two first half goals from Sofie Persson and Tegan Riding in the space of 14 minutes ultimately sealed the victory for the home side.
They will be looking to keep their current streak of five wins alive to put the pressure on Moreton Bay United at the top of the ladder.
Meanwhile, Gold Coast head into the game off the back of a 5-2 loss to league leaders Moreton Bay.
Gold Coast sit four points outside the top four so finals are still a reality for the team with the second half of the season to look forward to.
The last time the two sides came face-to-face was in Round 16 last season, with Lions keeping a clean sheet and scoring five goals.
Gold Coast United v Lions FC
Saturday, 11 May, 4pm
Coplick Family Sports Park
Other key games:
Capalaba v Eastern Suburbs
Capalaba come into the match with three losses in a row while Eastern Suburbs had a break in Round 12. The Bulldogs need a win to stay in third with Souths United nipping at their heels as just one point separates the two sides.
Souths United v Mitchelton
The last time the two teams played each other last year, Mitchelton came from behind to claim a 2-1 win, but Souths won’t be wanting a repeat. They are currently on a four game winning streak and want to cement their spot in the top four. Mitchelton on the other hand come into the game with back-to-back wins but sit nine points behind the hosts.
Players to watch:
Rylee Baisden (Moreton Bay United): Equal in the Golden Boot standings after a hat-trick against Gold Coast United saw her rise to 12 goals, and also earned her a spot in the Team of the Week.
Lucie McDowell (Mitchelton): The Round 12 Team of the Week recipient linked up well with midfielder Tahnai Annis to set up her second goal against Western Pride.
Cassandra Zaffina (Lions FC): Zaffina has conceded just six goals in 10 appearances this season, making her one of the top goalkeepers in the league.
Image: Chris Simpson