A top three clash will feature as the National Premier Leagues Women’s (NPLW) Queensland Round 24 Match of the Round when Moreton Bay United host Capalaba FC.
Both teams are looking to win to further secure their top three positions on the table and with Lions FC having the bye this week, there’s no better time than now to do so.
Moreton Bay United have had a steady season, currently sitting in second place on 50 points with 16 wins from 21 matches.
However, the team has had inconsistent form over their last four games as they recorded wins against Mitchelton and SWQ Thunder but drew with Souths United and The Gap.
Capalaba FC sit in third place just six points behind Moreton Bay United but they’re only just hanging onto that spot.
The Gap and Gold Coast United are hot on their tail with both teams sitting on 43 points in fourth and fifth.
The Bulldogs’ form has also been unpredictable, as they recently lost crucial games to both teams sitting below them on the table. Triumphing over Moreton Bay would further secure their current top three spot on the ladder.
The last time the two teams met was in Round 11 when Moreton Bay came away with a 2-1 win after a Meaghan McElligott double.
Moreton Bay United vssome Capalaba FC
Monday, 12 August, 7:45pm
Other key matches:
Eastern Suburbs v The Gap
Eastern Suburbs currently sit one point behind Souths United in seventh place and securing the win would give them hope for a finals appearance. Similarly, The Gap are in a make-or-break position where they could surpass Capalaba FC or fall multiple spots on the table depending on this weekend’s result.
Logan Lightning v Mitchelton
Logan Lightning are in the eighth spot on the table, only one point behind Eastern Suburbs. Winning would give them some confidence to remain in the fight for a finals appearance. It’s bound to be a close match as the last time they met, Mitchelton came away with a close 3-2 win after a late second half goal.
Players to watch:
Rylee Baisden (Moreton Bay United): This formidable striker needs no introduction. Currently leading the goal scoring tally with 31 goals, Baisden has scored seven goals across her last five games and continues to showcase her goal scoring ability.
Eloise Wadsworth (Capalaba FC): Wadsworth is a dark horse for Capalaba. She continues to impress with her performances coming off the bench and in Round 23, she scored her team’s consolation goal against Gold Coast United.
Shea Connors (Logan Lightning): Connors is the leading goal scorer for Logan with 20 goals to her name. She’s scored seven goals across her last five games including two hat-tricks. Her efforts have earned herself multiple Team of the Week appearances.
Words: Vivien Topalovic
Image: Ian Judd/Lions FC