In a historic weekend for women’s football in Queensland, 30 teams from across the state contested the opening rounds of the inaugural Kappa Women’s Super Cup.
The competition, which has a knockout style similar to the FFA Cup, began with a regionalised format with games in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, South West, Sunshine Coast, Central, Mackay and North Queensland zones.
The opening fixtures featured several local regional derbies, with Innisfail United defeating Stratford Dolphins 4–2 in the state’s far north.
In Mackay, Country United (pictured above) had a hard-fought 2–1 win over Magpies FC and Mackay Lions beat Mackay Rangers 4–0 at Eric Homan Park.
Further south, Capricorn Coast FC defeated Frenchville FC 3–1 and Maroochydore Swans beat Sunshine Coast FC 2–0.
Palm Beach SC will go into the next round confident after a 9–0 win over Toowoomba side Highfields FC, while defending NPL Women’s Champions Lions FC scored two goals in either half to beat Sunshine Coast Wanderers 4–2 in Brisbane.
There were big victories for other NPL Women’s teams, with Capalaba FC, Peninsula Power, The Gap and the QAS scoring 41 goals between them.
The Gap registered the biggest win of the weekend, defeating Sunshine Coast entrant Flinders FC 13-0. Junior Matilda Georgia Beaumont, who signed with The Gap for the 2021 season, scored five goals in an emphatic performance for the Gators.
Football Queensland live-streamed three games across the zones, including Souths United’s 2–1 win over Brisbane City, Brothers Townsville’s 3–0 victory over MA Olympic and Rockville Rovers’ 5–0 win over Holland Park Hawks.
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