The race for finals and promotion is on as just two rounds remain in the NPL and FQPL Women’s competitions.
In the NPL, Lions have already claimed the 2021 Premiership and this weekend are up against third-placed Gold Coast United in a game that could serve as a dress rehearsal for the Grand Final.
Gold Coast are currently one point behind second-placed Capalaba FC, who meet the QAS this Sunday.
Eastern Suburbs are favourites to take out fourth spot after Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw with Lions, although Souths United could still earn a spot in the Finals Series if results go their way.
Easts play Sunshine Coast Wanderers this Saturday night while Souths are up against Moreton Bay United in a must-win game.
Meanwhile, in the FQPL, Olympic FC, Brisbane City and Western Pride are all still in the hunt for promotion.
The Round 3 action kicks off on Saturday afternoon as Virginia United take on Peninsula Power in the FQPL.
Power will be buoyed after winning their first match of the season last weekend against The Gap FC.
Fans can watch all First Grade NPL and FQPL matches LIVE on NPL.TV, free for Australian residents.
Gold Coast United v Lions FC
Third-placed Gold Coast United host Lions FC this Sunday afternoon at Coplicks Family Sports Park.
Lions, who have already claimed the Premiership and the Kappa Women’s Super Cup final, are eyeing off a historic treble.
The last time these two sides met, in May, Lions thumped Gold Coast 5-0 after goals to Tegan Riding, Mariel Hecher, Shea Connors and Holly McQueen.
A win for Gold Coast United could see them leapfrog Capalaba FC and claim second spot with one game left to play.
But they will face a tough test against Lions, who have been almost flawless this season and remain undefeated after 21 rounds.
Sunday 3 October, 4:15pm
Coplicks Family Sports Park, Tallebudgera
Mitchelton FC v Olympic FC
Fourth-placed Mitchelton FC host league-leaders Olympic this Saturday evening at Teralba Park.
Promotion is out of reach for Mitchelton, who have had a mixed season but are coming home strongly after three consecutive wins.
Olympic on the other hand are one point clear at the top of the table and are firming as favourites for promotion with two games left to play.
The last time these two sides met, in June, Olympic won 3-0 after goals to Angie Beard, Tiff Dibley and Allira Toby.
Beard has since moved on, however, leaving Mitchelton with a chance to claim an upset.
Saturday 2 October, 5:45pm
Teralba Park, Mitchelton
Eloise Weston (Gold Coast United): Has scored four goals in as many games, including a double against the QAS last weekend.
Alicia Woods (Sunshine Coast Wanderers): Scored the winning goal as Wanderers beat Souths United last weekend.
Larissa Crummer (Capalaba FC): The striker is in top form with five goals in her past four games.
Tegan Van Vegchel (Peninsula Power): Scored the winner as Peninsula Power claimed their first win of the season last weekend.
Image: Gold Coast United