With the halfway mark behind the teams now and minds fully focused on either on making top six or promotion to the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland, it’s time to look at who have been some of the top players this season with the Team of the Season so far.
How are players selected?
Throughout the season, Football Queensland (FQ) has been collecting coaches’ votes to determine Team of the Week (TOTW) each round. Coaches select three opposition players each game in the style of a 3-2-1.
For the following Team of the Season midway update, players have been selected based on how many times they’ve been selected in the Team of the Week.
If players have had an equal number of TOTW selections, players are selected based on total number of coach votes per game.
If players are on equal TOTW selections and coach votes, then for forwards and goalkeepers selection is based on the number of goals scored/conceded per match, while midfielders and defenders have been separated based on least number of red and yellow cards.
Read more about who made the TOTS after 9 rounds below.
Denver Crickmore (Sunshine Coast Wanderers): Last year’s Safe Hands Award winner has had another impressive season so far, featuring three (3) times in TOTW this season.
Jake Sherwood (Capalaba FC): Sherwood has played a key role in Capalaba’s defence so far this season, helping his team to a top two spot at the mid-way mark. Sherwood has appeared in TOTW twice (2).
Taylor Walkinshaw (Sunshine Coast Wanderers): The dominant defender has been a consistent performer for the Wanderers this season, appearing in TOTW on three (3) occasions.
Robert Irving (Wolves FC): Not often are defenders the top goal scorer in their team, however Irving leads the tally for Wolves this season with four goals, including a couple of Goals of the Week nominations. Irving is a key member of the Wolves backline and has featured in TOTW three (3) times this season.
Graham Fyfe (Rochedale Rovers): The former Redlands United midfielder has been a consistent performer this season and a key to Rochedale’s strong start to the season. Fyfe has featured three (3) times in TOTW so far.
Emmanuel Peter (Ipswich Knights): Peter has been the standout player for Ipswich Knights this season, featuring three (3) times in TOTW. The box-to-box midfielder is the club’s second highest scorer this season with four goals to his name.
Jed Brown (Logan Lightning): The 20 year old has been on fire this season, scoring eight goals in eight matches. Brown has made three (3) appearances in TOTW.
Ryo Ono (Capalaba FC): Ono has been key to Capabala’s attack this season, scoring five goals so far. The flying wide-man, who featured in the 2018 FQPL Team of the Season, has already appeared in TOTW on three (3) occasions this season.
Frederick Yinka-Kehinde (Holland Park Hawks): The shining light in a struggling Hawks side, Yinka-Kehinde has received votes from opposition coaches in almost every game this season. The pacey forward has scored eight goals this season, not going more than one game without scoring and has featured in TOTW on three (3) occasions.
Zander Guy (Logan Lightning): Last season’s FQPL Young Player of the Year has started this season in good form, scoring six goals and featuring twice (2) in TOTW so far.
Carter Glockner (Mitchelton FC): The former Lions forward has made a name for himself in the FQPL this season, appearing twice (2) in TOTW so far. The Golden Boot contender has scored eight goals this season.
GK: Kurtis Goodwin (Capalaba FC) – Two (2) TOTW appearances
DF: Jake Kallis (Souths United) – Two (2) TOTW appearances
MF: Emryn Donnelly-Fagan (Mitchelton FC) – Two (2) TOTW appearances
FW: Lachlan Munn (Ipswich Knights) – Two (2) TOTW appearances
FW: Jordan Maxwell (Southside Eagles) – Two (2) TOTW appearances