As we enter a new month of football this weekend, we’ve started to see the emergence of some of the competitions front runners, as well as our fair share of upsets. Here is what you need to know heading into what was meant to be Round One, but is now Round Four as a catch up round (wet weather);
QPL 3 Womens
It’s a super Sunday with all four ladies games kicking off at 11:00am. The outcomes of these games could have some major implications on the ladder. With some teams still with games in hand, they’ll want to use this weekend as a momentum builder before the Easter break.
Highfields Gold travel to Gatton, with the Redbacks coming off two losses, they’ll be looking for some kind of form against a Highfields outfit that will be eager to cement their spot in the top four.
Hawks (South Toowoomba) play home to the Magpies, Willowburn will be fresh and rested from the bye last weekend. Whilst the Hawks will be buoyed by a big win over USQFC. These two teams always put on a spectacle and we suspect Sunday morning shall be no different.
The inter club derby, Rovers versus Rubies in what is our Match of the Round. The Rubies currently undefeated with two wins over USQFC and Hawks, and the Rovers last outing was a 7-1 win over Highfields Green. With a big home crowd expected, it’ll be an entralling match up across the park, with all players having some form of familiarity with their opposite numbers.
Wanderers will host USQFC on Sunday, who will no doubt be searching for a win after a narrow loss to Hawks last weekend. The Phoenix will be hungry for those three points to stay in touch with the front runners. Whilst Wanderers will not want to give anything away at home, a win could do the squad a massive boost of confidence.
QPL 3 Mens
Coming off a loss, the Redbacks will be disappointed that their winning streak came couldn’t be continued. But they get another opportunity to enter the winner’s circle come Saturday night at home. They come up against an in form Highfields who claimed their first win of 2022 against defending Premiers last Sunday. If Gatton underestimate the green and gold they could find themselves in a spot of bother, as they (Highfields) have demonstrated the strike power is there and their new coach is having an impact.
The North Toowoomba neighbours, Willowburn and Rockville will reignite their rivalry once again come Saturday night. Top of the table Rockville will want to further increase their distance between themselves and the pack. Meanwhile, Willowburn will be wanting to avoid another draw so they don’t fall behind this early in their campaign.
St Albans find themselves at the bottom of the QPL 3 ladder after three rounds, despite having one of the most experienced and impressive line ups on paper. Lawson (coach) will be keen to remind his troops this Sunday that football games are won on pitches not paper. They come up against a Wanderers outfit who have surprised many this season with their strong midfield and speed men out wide. With players such as Lobwein, Weber and Ott lining up against Farrell, Robinson and Wek, the neutral fans will certainly get a cracking Sunday afternoon of football. This one will feature as our Match of the Round.