As the finals series approaches, the race for promotion is getting even more intense as the weeks go by, with top four teams Logan Lightning and Mitchelton FC battling it out in Round 16 of the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL).
Round 16 of the FQPL will also see Ipswich Knights host Wolves FC in the Match of the Round.
The Wolves have had a mixed result in their last five games with two wins, two losses and a draw but they come into the clash with Knights after a 2-1 win over last-placed Holland Park Hawks.
Ipswich Knights meanwhile rained on Capalaba’s parade last week after coming from behind to take a 2-1 lead, before Ryan Cockell kept the Bulldogs’ hopes of promotion alive with a goal to level scores and ensure each team took a point home.
The clubs’ encounter earlier this season in Round 3 resulted in a 1-1 draw after Jason Park scored the opener in the first half, before Knights defender Robert Baker equalised in the second.
Knights have not defeated Wolves in three FQPL meetings, but can they turn their record around in Round 16 this Sunday?
Ipswich Knights v Wolves FC
Sunday, 14 July, 3:00pm
Eric Evans Oval
Other key matches:
Mitchelton FC v Logan Lightning
Lightning put themselves back into promotion contention after a 6-0 win on Tuesday evening over Holland Park Hawks. With a game in hand, Logan will be looking to secure maximum points to win a spot in the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland competition. However they face Mitchelton this weekend, who haven’t recorded a loss in their last three games.
Capalaba FC v Southside Eagles
With just three games left, Capalaba currently sit in second with promotion to NPL Queensland on the horizon, but with Logan hot on their tail, the Bulldogs will be hoping to avoid heartbreak. The side have suffered defeats to teams outside the top six including Souths United, while Southside Eagles have nothing to lose and have taken points from teams like Lightning in previous games.
Players to watch:
Adam Edgar (Logan Lightning): Having signed only just a few weeks ago, Edgar has already scored four goals in three matches and added a hat-trick in the space of 19 minutes to his tally in Logan’s mid-week game.
Graham Fyfe (Rochedale Rovers): The midfielder was one of the best in his team last week, scoring in his side’s narrow loss.
Emmanuel Peter (Ipswich Knights): Peter has scored three goals in his last two games, including his side’s second goal against Capalaba in their Round 15 clash.
Image: David Wilson Photography/Logan Lightning