As we kick off and celebrate Female Football Week, there are some great match ups heading your way for FQPL3 Darling Downs. Here is your weekly preview;
QPL3 Darling Downs Women
The inter-club derby between Highfields Green and Gold goes down this weekend. With a big win over Willowburn in Round 6, Gold will be brimming with confidence and wanting to continue their winning form. But the youthfulness of the HF Green could see them finish strong in the back end of the game.
Wanderers host Gatton, with both sides eagerly searching for a valuable 3 points. This is a great match up in the making as neither side wants to remain on the bottom of the ladder. Wanderers knocked two goals past Rockville last weekend, so they have proven they can hurt the higher teams on the scoreboard.
Coming off their first loss of the season, Willowburn will be keen to enter the winner’s circle once again. But they’ll be coming up against a Rubies team that will be refreshed from their bye. HF Gold demonstrated that the magpies aren’t invincible and can be beaten, and the Rubies will hope to capitalise on that come Sunday morning.
Hawks take on Rockville in our final match of the round on a Tuesday night. A big win to Rovers last week sees them jump into 5th, another 3 points will put them right back in the hunt for the top four. South Toowoomba are positioned nicely in 3rd spot, and this is looming as a great battle, and may simply come down to who wants it more.
QPL3 Darling Downs Men
Highfields host Willowburn at home on Saturday night and will be looking to stage a big upset and cause their first loss of the season. As Highfields results have started to improve, and the gap between the top four begins to close. They have all the makings and are a building steadily perhaps for a mid to late season surge.
Three loses on the bounce has seen Gatton slide back to fourth, and they take on St Albans this weekend. Saints suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Willowburn in Round 6, and both teams will be looking to shake off that losing feeling and get back to winning ways.
Two consistent teams who have had a reasonably good run of results in the last 3-4 weeks go head to head on Sunday. Rockville taking on Wanderers, neither side will want share the points. Both these sides play a great brand of football and for the neutral it will be an entertaining fixture. A win to either side, starts to put a bit of distance and daylight between them, so both will be gunning hard for maximum points.