The Kappa Women’s Super Cup returns this week, with teams set to battle it out in the Round of 16 for a spot in the Quarter Finals.
Brothers Townsville have secured the first Quarter Finals spot thanks to a strong 5-0 win over Townsville Warriors in the Round of 32.
The Round of 16 gets started on Wednesday night, with more fixtures to follow this Saturday, 5 June and next Tuesday, 8 June.
Virginia United will kick things off as they take on familiar NPL Women’s rivals Western Pride, who recorded a strong 6-0 win against Nambour Yandina United in the Round of 32.
Mitchelton FC meanwhile will face their toughest assignment yet as they come head-to-head with third-placed NPL Women’s side Souths United in an all-Brisbane clash. The underdogs will be searching for another breakthrough win after making it through the last round with a 1-0 victory against QAS.
To close out the opening night of fixtures, The Gap FC will face defending NPL Women’s Champions Lions FC, who currently sit at the top of the league ladder. The hosts put 15 goals past Kangaroo Point Rovers in the Round of 32 in the biggest win of the competition so far, but will face a whole new challenge as they take on arguably the strongest side remaining in the Kappa Women’s Super Cup.
The action continues on Saturday with an intriguing regional clash between Mackay Lions and Central FC, who both booked their spots in the Round of 16 with convincing wins over their regional counterparts and will bring plenty of fight in their quest for Quarter Finals football. The Mackay side recorded a 4-0 win over Country United last round, while Central FC handed Bluebirds United a 6-1 defeat.
It will also be a big day for fellow regional side United Park Eagles from the Wide Bay Premier League Women’s, the last remaining Wide Bay team in the knockout competition. After a 3-0 win against Rockville Rovers in the Round of 32, the Eagles will face off against NPL Women’s side Logan Lightning on Saturday in what is set to be a tough encounter.
Alongside them, Gold Coast Metro Division 1 team Palm Beach SC will face Sunshine Coast Premier League’s Maroochydore FC. The Gold Coast side secured their place in the Round of 16 with a 3-0 win against Across the Waves last round and will look to do it again as they welcome their inter-zone rivals this weekend.
Wrapping up the Round of 16, NPL Women’s teams Olympic FC and Capalaba FC will meet next Tuesday as they battle for a spot in the Quarter Finals. Both sides bring a 3-0 Round of 32 win into the match.
See the full schedule for the Round of 16 below.
Virginia United FC v Western Pride
Wednesday 2 June, 7:45pm
Albert Bishop Park
Mitchelton FC v Souths United
Wednesday 2 June, 7:45pm
Lions FC v The Gap FC
Wednesday 2 June, 8:00pm
Mackay Lions v Central FC
Saturday 5 June, 6:00pm
Lions Field 1
Logan Lightning v United Park Eagles FC
Saturday 5 June, 3:00pm
Maroochydore FC v Peninsula Power
Saturday 5 June, 4:00pm
Maroochydore Swans FC F1
Olympic FC v Capalaba FC
Tuesday 8 June, 7:45pm
Words: Charlotte Monteath