As the heart rate of football fans across Queensland finally begins to settle following an electric weekend of action across Football Queensland (FQ) competitions – we look back at the highlights, including countless goals and a trend of comeback victories.
The NPL Men’s Feature Match between two of last year’s Semi Finalists went the way of Peninsula Power after a first half free-kick from Sam Cronin secured all three points for the visitors.
Gold Coast United and Lions FC competed in a battle for the ages which ended 4-4, while Moreton Bay United made their biggest statement so far by thumping a struggling Strikers 4-1 in their own backyard.
An instant classic at John Fredericks Park between the league’s two new teams took place on Saturday night, as a ten men Capalaba side fought back from 3-1 down to secure a dramatic 4-3 win against Sunshine Coast Wanderers – after scoring three goals in the final 12 minutes.
All was square after 90 minutes of action in Mackay on Saturday night, as Magpies Crusaders and Brisbane City shared the spoils after the match finished 1-1.
Gold Coast Knights continued to thrive while Redlands failed to find form as their clash finished 9-0 – meanwhile, Brisbane Roar Youth cruised to a 5-0 win in Sunday’s match against Eastern Suburbs.
Our feature game between Lions FC and Gap FC certainly lived up to the hype with ten goals in 90 minutes split evenly between the two sides. Elsewhere, Gold Coast United kept all ten goals in that match to themselves as they ran out comfortable winners against Moreton Bay United.
Logan Lightening retained their position at the top of the ladder with a 4-2 win against Souths United, while Eastern Suburbs made it two draws in as many matches following their 2-2 draw with Mitchelton.
The QAS side had a successful trip to Western Pride on Saturday night with a 3-0 away win there – however SWQ Thunder didn’t have quite as much luck on the road, as they fell to a 5-0 loss at the hands of Capalaba FC.
The Feature match over the weekend in the FQPL took place at Briggs Road Sporting Complex, where Mitchelton proved to be too much for Western Pride – running out eventual 4-1 winners.
Meanwhile, Wolves FC made a positive start under the lights at Carmichael Park on Friday night when they scored – however, it was last year’s Grand Final winners Rochedale Rovers who claimed the points with a 2-1 win.
Logan Lightning backed-up last week’s win with another solid performance, earning a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Knights. Elsewhere, Southside Eagles went top of the table after beating Souths United by the same margin.
Sunday saw the final match of the round as SWQ Thunder picked up their first points of the season with a 2-0 win over Holland Park Hawks.
Words: Darren Newell