Olympic FC need a win against Western Pride this weekend to secure promotion to the NPL Women’s competition in 2022.
Meanwhile, the top four clubs in the NPL all play off as the regular season draws to a close.
Finals football is now confirmed for Lions FC, Capalaba FC, Gold Coast United and Eastern Suburbs.
The big question is whether Capalaba FC or Gold Coast United will secure home ground advantage for their Semi Final next weekend.
Should Capalaba lose to Lions this weekend and Gold Coast defeat Easts, Capalaba will drop to third and have to play away in the Semi Final.
Elsewhere, the QAS take on Souths United after last weekend’s boilover victory over Capalaba FC.
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Western Pride v Olympic FC
It’s do-or-die for Western Pride this Saturday night at Briggs Road as they take on league-leaders Olympic FC.
Pride must beat Olympic and hope results go their way next weekend in order to stay in the hunt for promotion to the NPL next season.
Olympic, who are currently two points clear at the top of the ladder, will enter the tie as favourites.
But the last time these two sides met, in May, Pride came back from a goal down to snatch a 2-1 victory.
The Ipswich club will be hoping for a repeat of that performance as they fight to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Saturday 8 October, 4:30pm
Briggs Road Sporting Complex, Flinders View
Gold Coast United v Eastern Suburbs
Third-placed Gold Coast United host Eastern Suburbs this Saturday with a home Semi Final up for grabs.
Gold Coast went down 4-1 last weekend to Lions, but Capalaba’s loss to the QAS has left them an opportunity to snatch second spot.
Easts, meanwhile, are coming off a 1-1 draw with Sunshine Coast Wanderers last weekend.
The last time these two sides met, in Round 1, Gold Coast put three unanswered goals past Easts.
But so much has changed since then and Easts will be looking to secure a confidence-boosting win ahead of their Semi Final against Lions next weekend.
Sunday 9 October, 4:45pm
Coplicks Family Sports Park, Tallebudgera
Amy Gunston (Lions FC): Scored the first and the last goal in Lions’ 4-1 win over Gold Coast last weekend.
Meaghan McElligott (Western Pride): Pride’s striker capped off a stellar season by signing for Brisbane Roar’s A-League Women’s side this week.
Allira Toby (Olympic FC): Olympic’s gun striker bagged a double against Mitchelton last weekend to help her side to a 2-0 victory.
Ellen Gett (QAS): Scored two goals last weekend as the QAS beat Capalaba 3-1.
Image: Olympic FC