The Kappa Women’s Super Cup returns this week with the Quarter Finals, and eight teams are set to face off in the fiercest round of the competition so far.
The Quarter Final showdowns kick off on Friday, 16 July with more fixtures to follow on Saturday, 17 July.
To get the ball rolling, Souths United will battle it out with Logan Lightning on Friday evening in an all-NPL Queensland clash. Souths currently sit in second on the NPL Women’s table and have made no apologies in the Kappa Women’s Super Cup so far, dominating Mitchelton FC in a strong 4-0 win last round.
However, the Logan underdogs come into the clash after registering the biggest win in the Round of 16 in a 10-0 defeat over United Park Eagles. Brittney Lacek, who captained the Logan victory, secured a stunning hat-trick in the clash and will look to do it again in the final rounds of the competition.
The knockout tournament continues on Saturday with a regional showdown between Brothers Townsville FC and Central FC. So far, it’s been an admirable season for the Townsville club who boast one of the best defensive records in the competition, maintaining a clean sheet last round and entering the Quarter Finals off the back of a strong 2-0 win over Mareeba FC.
The Central side will be searching for another win against regional opponents this weekend after booking their spot in the Quarter Finals with a 3-2 win over Mackay Lions.
NPL Women’s side Western Pride meanwhile are set for an inter-zone confrontation as they come up against Sunshine Coast Premier League team Maroochydore FC. One of just three non-NPL sides remaining, the Maroochydore luminaries have laid the groundwork for a win each round in hopes of showcasing their talent among the state’s top tier competitors.
They’ll enter the match following a strong 8-0 win over Palm Beach SC last round, while Western Pride secured their place in the Quarter Finals with an action-packed 4-1 win over Virginia United FC.
To close out the next round of competition, two of the strongest sides are set to face off as Capalaba FC take on defending NPL Women’s Champions Lions FC. You won’t want to miss this heavyweight battle, with both sides currently sitting in the top three of the NPL Queensland and no doubt hungry for a place in the inaugural Kappa Women’s Super Cup Finals.
The in-form Bulldogs were rarely troubled in the Round of 16, as they handed Olympic FC a 3-0 defeat thanks to a Larissa Crummer brace. However, Lions will be fired up with plenty of zeal as they enter the Quarter Finals fresh off an 8-0 win over The Gap FC.
Lions’ goal machine Shea Connors paved the way to victory with a hat-trick and will likely be on the hunt for more spoils in front of the goal come this weekend.
Words: Charlotte Monteath