Lions FC will feature in the National Premier League Women’s (NPLW) Queensland Match of the Round tonight, with Logan Lightning looking to topple the undefeated team in Round 19 to keep their hopes of a finals appearance alive.
If Lions win this match against seventh-placed Logan Lightning, the top six will be further cemented as the gap between sixth and seventh widens.
It was a close match the last time the two teams faced each other with Logan handing Lions their first draw of the season despite being 2-0 down just after half time.
Since then, Lions have only dropped points on one other occasion, against Gold Coast United in Round 13 and remain undefeated after 18 rounds of competition.
The ladder leaders have scored 84 goals with 11 different goal scorers contributing to that total so far this season.
Logan meanwhile will be looking for their first win since late May, when they beat The Gap and put themselves back in final contention.
At the moment they sit six points behind Souths United, who are in sixth spot.
In the past two weeks Lightning have suffered two losses, to second-placed Moreton Bay United and fifth-placed Gold Coast United and will face a challenge against the in-form Lions side.
Logan Lightning v Lions FC
Friday, 5 July, 8:30pm
Other games to watch:
Souths United v Gold Coast United
With just a single point separating the two teams, a win for Souths could send them above Gold Coast but a loss would extend Gold Coast lead over them. Souths United have the better head-to-head record between the two with two wins, including the one earlier this season, while Gold Coast came away with a win at the end of the 2018 season.
Mitchelton FC v Moreton Bay United
Moreton Bay United will need to continue their strong form if they are to challenge Lions for the premiership this year, and can extend their winning run to four games as they come up against Mitchelton this weekend. Mitchelton meanwhile have struggled in recent weeks and haven’t recorded a win since Round 12. Moreton Bay put seven goals past Mitchelton when they met in Round 6 of this year and will no doubt look to repeat this feat on the weekend.
Players to watch:
Alexandria Walker (Moreton Bay): Three goals in her last three appearances have made Walker a dangerous midfielder.
Zoe Lambi (Eastern Suburbs): Lambi has well and truly made an impact in her first season at Easts and has featured in three of the last four NPLW Team of the Weeks.
Tegan Riding (Lions FC): Riding has been a key part of Lions’ undefeated season so far, scoring an impressive 23 goals in 17 games to find herself in second spot in the Golden Boot race.
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