The top six is getting tighter heading into Round 12 of the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL), with only seven points separating first and fifth.
The hosts take on a side that beat high fliers Logan Lightning in last week’s 2-0 Match of the Round, keeping the deadliest frontline in the FQPL so far this season goalless.
Rochedale Rovers come into this game with a similar run of form as Ipswich Knights, but can take confidence from the fact that one of their two wins in their last five was a 4-0 victory over this weekend’s opponents in the reverse fixture.
An Ipswich Knights win could see the hosts drop into fifth place, and if other results go their way the visitors could take Rochedale’s spot in fourth on the table.
With only one point separating the two sides, there’s plenty to play for for both teams.
Rochedale Rovers v Ipswich Knights
Saturday, 15 June, 5:15pm
Other key matches:
Holland Park Hawks v Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Despite a stark difference in their overall season, both sides’ recent form is fairly similar, with the Wanderers only recording one win more than Hawks have in their last five. With a second place spot on the line, a strong performance from Sunshine Coast could see movement at both ends of the table.
Logan Lightning v Southside Eagles
Logan Lightning’s six game unbeaten run was stopped last week by a resolute Ipswich side, but last time they played Southside Eagles this year they put four past their Round 12 opponents. Southside Eagles meanwhile have had a difficult run of games, recording four losses in their last five. Can Logan bounce back to put pressure on ladder leaders Capalaba, or will Southside Eagles hand Logan their second upset in as many weeks?
Players to watch:
Jordan Dozzi (Rochedale Rovers): Proving effective off the bench, second half substitute Jordan Dozzi went on to make the difference last round, scoring two goals in a 4-3 win against Wolves FC.
Chris Parsons (Ipswich Knights): The Ipswich keeper made some important saves to hold Logan Lightning out, earning himself a clean sheet and a spot in the Round 11 Team of the Week.
William Eaton (Holland Park Hawks): The super sub come on with his team 1-0 down and 17 minutes later had scored two of the three goals slotted home to snag a place in the Round 11 Team of the Week.
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