An intriguing weekend awaits as several teams battle for a top four spot in the NPL and promotion in the FQPL Women’s competitions.
In a historic weekend for women’s football, Lions FC will take on FQPL upstarts Western Pride on Friday night in the Kappa Women’s Super Cup final as they look to move one step closer to claiming the treble.
Lions have already claimed the 2021 NPL Women’s Premiership and will be favourites in both Friday’s Cup final and the upcoming Finals Series.
Round 2 of the NPL Women’s kicks off on Saturday night as the QAS take on Gold Coast United. Further north, Moreton Bay United will take on Capalaba FC and Sunshine Coast host Souths United.
Meanwhile, in the FQPL, Olympic FC, Brisbane City and Western Pride are all still in contention for promotion to the NPL next season.
Olympic have the bye this weekend while Western Pride take on Logan Lightning on Wednesday following this Friday night’s Kappa Women’s Super Cup final.
Fans can watch all First Grade NPL and FQPL matches LIVE on NPL.TV, free for Australian residents.
Moreton Bay United v Capalaba FC
Second plays sixth this weekend at Wolter Park as Capalaba take on Moreton Bay United.
After a strong start to the season, MBU have faltered in recent weeks, going down to Gold Coast, Easts and Lions.
Mathematically, they can still reach the finals, however they must win all their remaining games and hope other results go their way.
By contrast, Capalaba are a lock for the finals after registering their sixth win in a row last weekend against Souths United.
The last time these two sides met, in Round 6, Capalaba took all three points after a late winner to Larissa Crummer.
Saturday 25 September, 5:30pm
Wolter Park, Albany Creek
Sunshine Coast Wanderers v Souths United
Souths United and Sunshine Coast Wanderers will both be looking to snap four game losing streak this Sunday afternoon at Ballinger Park.
Wanderers put in a decent shift last weekend against Gold Coast United, going ahead in the first half before losing 2-1 after conceding a goal in either half.
Finals football is out of reach for the Wanderers, although Souths United are still in contention if results go their way.
Four points behind fourth-placed Easts with three games left to play, Souths will need to bounce back after four straight losses at the hands of the current top four sides.
With Moreton Bay United and QAS to follow this weekend’s game against Sunshine Coast, Souths could pick up a possible nine points and scrape into the Finals Series.
Sunday 26 September, 4:15pm
Ballinger Park, Buderim
Bella Habuda (Gold Coast United): Scored a double as Gold Coast United came from behind last weekend to beat Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2-1.
Dominique Spampinato (Souths United): Souths haven’t scored in four games and will be looking to their forward line for some inspiration this weekend.
Whitney Knight (Capalaba FC): Has scored three goals in her last two outings, including a double last weekend against South United.
Zoe Lambi (Eastern Suburbs): Bagged a double last weekend as Easts defeated QAS 3-0.
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