The race for the Premiership is going down to the wire, with Arana United and Sunshine Coast Wave both out to secure the Women’s South East Queensland Futsal Premier League (SEQ FPL) title this weekend in the final two rounds of the regular season.
Round 9 and 10 will be held this Saturday, 23 November at the State Netball Centre in Brisbane, with all six matches available to watch live and on demand on the Football Queensland (FQ) Facebook and YouTube.
Lions FC v Sunshine Coast Wave – 10:15am
Sunshine Coast Wave will need every point they can get this weekend in the race to the Premiership, as they currently sit in second spot on equal points with ladder leaders Arana United. Wave are on a strong run of form, having recorded three wins and a draw from their last four matches.
Lions FC meanwhile will look to return to winning ways after recording two draws and a loss in their last three matches. Last time the two sides met, Wave recorded a 5-1 win in Round 4 of the SEQ FPL.
Galaxy FC v Arana United – 10:15am
Galaxy FC are currently sitting in third place on the ladder on 12 points and will aim to cement their spot this weekend ahead of finals next month. They will face a tough task against ladder leaers Arana United though as they set out to secure the SEQ FPL Premiership.
Arana will come into the match off the back of a loss after falling to defeat at the hands of Sunshine Coast Wave but will have motivation to record a win with the Premiership at stake. Last time the two sides met, Arana recorded a 3-2 win in Round 4 of the SEQ FPL.
Ipswich Futsal v SWQ Hurricanes – 12:45pm
Ipswich Futsal will look to record their first win in five matches as they take on SWQ Hurricanes in Round 9 of the SEQ FPL.
Last time the two sides met, Ipswich Futsal recorded a 3-1 win in Round 4.
Galaxy FC v Lions FC – 2:00pm
Galaxy FC will take on Lions FC in the final round of the SEQ FPL regular season this weekend.
Last time the two sides met, Lions FC came away with a close 3-2 win after Victoria Brebner scored a brace to secure the victory.
Ipswich Futsal v Sunshine Coast Wave – 3:15pm
Ipswich Futsal are in a position to disrupt Wave’s journey to the top of the ladder in their Round 10 clash this weekend.
The last time the two teams met, Ipswich edged away with a close 4-3 win after Natasha Ridley scored her second goal of the match to secure the victory.
Arana United v SWQ Hurricanes – 3:15pm
Currently holding onto the ladder lead through goal difference alone, it could all come down to this match as Arana United take on SWQ Hurricanes in their final push for the Premiership.
The last time the two teams met, Arana came away with a 4-2 win in Round 5 of the SEQ FPL.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Georgina Bridges (Arana United): Currently the leading goal scorer for Arana United with eight goals to her name, Bridges has helped her side to the top of the table in 2019 and earned a spot in the most recent SEQ FPL Team of the Week.
Melissa Weckert (Sunshine Coast Wave): Weckert was an essential player for Wave in the team’s past few matches. In Round 7 and 8, she scored three goals across both games to help her side to two wins.
Amaliah Mangungu (Galaxy FC): Leading her team’s goal scoring tally with seven goals, Mangungu has been a key player for Galaxy FC. The youngster scored a crucial goal in the team’s match against SWQ Hurricanes which resulted in the team’s first win since Round 6.
Words: Vivien Topalovic
Image: Paul Smith