Eastern Suburbs will look to deliver their second upset in as many weeks in Round 16 of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Women’s, while Capalaba FC will host Logan Lightning in the NPLW Match of the Round.
The NPLW Match of the Round can be viewed live and on demand on the FQ Website, FQ Facebook and FQ YouTube channel.
Eight points currently separate the teams with Capalaba sitting in third place on 31 points, while Logan Lightning are in the sixth spot on 23 points.
Souths United are hot on the Bulldogs’ tail sitting in fourth on 30 points so if Capalaba lose to Logan, there’s a chance that they will drop a spot.
Capalaba have the odds on their side though; they’re currently on a three game winning streak and have demonstrated their goal-scoring talent by scoring 15 goals in their last three games.
Logan Lighting are in a similar situation with Gold Coast United sitting below them in seventh place on 22 points. If Logan fall to Capalaba, they could lose their secured spot come finals time.
Logan have won their last two games including a dominant 9-3 win over SWQ Thunder in Round 13 and a crucial 2-1 win against The Gap.
The last time Capalaba and Logan met was in Round 3 this year, when the two teams drew 2-2 after Katy Couperus equalised with a goal in the dying stages of the game.
Capalaba FC v Logan Lightning
Sunday, 16 June, 4:15pm
John Fredericks Park
Other key matches:
The Gap FC v Souths United
These teams are currently sitting next to each other on the table. The Gap are at risk of losing their place to Logan Lightning, meanwhile Souths United could snag the third spot if they continue their current winning streak.
Lions FC v Eastern Suburbs
Eastern Suburbs defeated second-placed Moreton Bay in a shock 2-0 win last round. Can they deliver another upset this weekend against ladder leaders Lions FC? Lions will fancy their chances having won their last three matches.
Players to watch:
Abbey Lloyd (Capalaba Bulldogs): The dominant forward currently has nine goals to her name. In Round 15, she scored a hat trick against the Sunshine Coast Wanderers which earned her a Team of the Week nomination.
Amy Chapman (Souths United): The former W-League forward is currently the third-leading goal scorer of the competition with 17 goals. Her raring form has seen her feature in Team of the Week seven times so far this season.
Zoe Lambi (Eastern Suburbs): The talented midfielder, recognised for her pace on the ball and assists, is a crucial player for the team. She has five goals to her name and has featured multiple times in Team of the Week.
Words: Vivien Topalovic
Image: Ian Judd