The Easter break is all over and QPL 3 football resumes this weekend. With teams no doubt taking advantage of the weekend off, it could be the perfect opportunity for teams to refresh and refocus what’s ahead.
QPL 3 Womens
Hawks welcome Wanderers to Harristown Park on Saturday night. Buoyed by a big win against Gatton, Hawks will be looking to keep the momentum going, And a win could see them jump into the top four. Meanwhile Wanderers, will be looking for a more positive start and also wanting to tighten things up at the back, after a loss to Willowburn prior to Easter.
Highfields Green take on the Magpies on Saturday night. A lot can change in football and prior to their loss to USQFC, HF Green were in the top four conversation. They now sit seventh and will not want to fall further behind. The magpies had their biggest win of the season against Wanderers in round five, and HF Green will need to match them in every area for the full 90mins to cause an upset.
The Rubies sit just outside the top four by one point, and a win on the weekend will certainly help their cause. They’ll need to quickly shake off the loss prior to Easter to put themselves in the right frame mind set. They take on a Gatton side, that are still searching for their first win, Gatton have competed in patches in their opening five rounds, but they’ll need a complete team effort for the full 90mins to get the points.
In our match of the round, USQFC host Rockville Rovers. With a few games in hand, Rockville sit in 5th and no doubt will want to claw their way back to the front runners. A loss in this match could be a set back in those aspirations. USQFC are coming off a big win against HF Green and will be full of confidence heading into this one. In recent seasons, Rockville have had the higher percentages in win, but the Phoenix have an opportunity to make a statement to the rest of the competition in this match.
QPL 3 Mens
It’s been two weeks since 1st Vs 2nd took on each other, only this time round in Round 6, their spots have flipped. The Redbacks host Willowburn in another top of the table clash. The magpies remain undefeated after five matches and Gatton will be wanting to ruin that record on Sunday afternoon.
St.Albans landed their first win of their campaign before Easter and that win came from their opponent that they face this Sunday afternoon. It was an absorbing battle when they met mid-week with some quality match ups in key positions. With the monkey finally off their back, Saints could now be a squad that play without a bit more confidence and freedom. Playing Rovers at home with a strong home crowd is never an easy task, this one certainly has all the makings of another classic.
With a win against before the long weekend, and other results going their way Wanderers find themselves in third on the ladder. If they land back to back wins and other results go their way, they could mathematically go top of the table on points and possibly goal difference. However, Highfields are a team have well and truly shook the ‘easy beats’ tag and are really starting to build towards something. With a narrow loss to Wanderers, Highfields will no doubt have learned plenty and win puts them in a great position for top four contention.