The final round before the Easter break and some teams will be hoping for some early sweet surprises in this weekend’s fixtures. Here is your QPL3 round preview.
QPL 3 Womens
After dropping points for the first time in a long time. Willowburn will be looking to make a statement this weekend against West Wanderers on Saturday evening. Wanderers are 0 from 3, but will no doubt have a strategy in place to keep the attacking magpies at bay.
After their inter-club derby the Rubies will want to quickly regain their mojo, but they have the challenge of taking on the in-form Highfields Gold. HF Gold clocked a big score last week against the Redbacks and they won’t want to stop the scoring or the momentum now.
Gatton host the Hawks on Sunday morning, who will be buoyed with their gritty draw against Willowburn. Redbacks will have to galvanise and rebound quickly after a heavy loss last week. They’ll need compete early in the opening exchanges and hopefully bring some cohesion and confidence back into this team.
With USQFC sitting fourth on goal difference, they won’t want to be giving up that spot anytime soon. Highfields Green have snuck under the radar amongst the pack and they’ll be hoping for the element of surprise in this fixture to possibly sneak into the top four. Should be a highly entertaining match with both sides capable of finding the back of the net.
QPL 3 Mens
1st Vs 2nd this Saturday night as Willowburn (2nd) host the Redbacks (1st). Both teams coming off tight wins last weekend. And both will be eager to take maximum points to become the leader of the pack. With both sides boasting plenty of firepower and experience it should not disappoint.
For all their effort and good football they have played over the last four weeks. You’d have to feel West Wanderers might feel a little hard done by with only 5 points on the ladder and sitting fourth. A win against Highfields could put them right back in the mix of the front runners, particularly if other results go their way. Meanwhile, Highfields are gaining confidence week by week, only losing in the dying stages to first placed Gatton last week. Whereas historically, some teams may have been confident of taking 3 points going up against the green and gold. That is no longer the case as they are proving they are not just here to make up numbers.
Missing out on their chance to go top of the league will be a motivating factor for the Rovers as they travel across town to St Albans. Saints are still chasing their first win of the season, and with key players possibly out through injury, the task does not get any easier against Rockville. If Saints can claim maximum points it could be the spark to get their season back on track, alternatively if they don’t take anything from the game it could start to stretch the gap between the top four and the bottom of the ladder.