NPL Queensland Women's Round 1 Preview

The NPL Women’s competition is back this weekend with several clubs jostling for a spot in the top four.

Lions FC have established a commanding lead at the top of the ladder and remain favourites to win the premiership.

Trailing Lions is Gold Coast United on 37 points, with Souths United and Capalaba FC hot on their heels in second and third place respectively.

Souths United host Eastern Suburbs on Sunday afternoon at Wakerley Park with a resurgent Easts eyeing off a spot in the top four.

Meanwhile, Sunshine Coast Wanderers, who finished the first half of the season with three consecutive wins, will be looking to upset Capalaba FC on Sunday.

In the FQPL, Olympic FC, Western Pride and Brisbane City are battling for top spot and promotion to the NPL for 2022.

Just three points separates Olympic from City on the ladder with eight all-important games left to play.

The Gap will be hoping for their first win in eight weeks on Sunday against Peninsula Power, while SWQ Thunder and Brisbane City will be looking to build on last weekend’s victories.

Fans can watch all First Grade NPL and FQPL matches LIVE on NPL.TV, free for Australian residents.

Feature match:

Gold Coast United v Moreton Bay United

Second plays sixth this Saturday as Gold Coast United host Moreton Bay United at Coplicks Family Sports Park.

Gold Coast are flying high after four consecutive wins, with striker Deeanna Thompson in particularly fine form after scoring five goals in her previous four outings.

This weekend, Gold Coast come up against a Moreton Bay side that been strengthened by the addition of former Gap striker Georgia Beaumont.

The last time these two sides met, in May, Moreton Bay United got the better of Gold Coast at Wolter Park.

But Gold Coast will be looking to reverse that result with a strong performance at home on Saturday afternoon.

Match Details
Saturday 31 July, 4:15pm
Coplick Family Sports Park, Tallebudgera

Key players:

Deeana Thompson (Gold Coast United): Scored two goals in ten minutes to help Gold Coast beat Logan on Wednesday night.

Georgina Amos (Eastern Suburbs): Has been on fire this season for Easts with 18 goals in 15 games.

Click here for the NPL Round 1 Schedule.

Click here for the FQPL Round 2 Schedule.

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