BRISBANE – TROPHY SUPERSTORE PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND 6 WRAP

By Merson Kean – Brisbane Correspondent

Well round six had it all shocks, drama and floodlight failure here is our take on things.

Peninsula headed south to take on Taringa in the late match on Saturday night and found life tough. Power dominated large parts of the first half but were unable to turn domination into goals having a series of efforts go just wide of the mark. Peninsula were made to pay for their lack of finesse in front of goal as Taringa broke forward and the ball fell to Omar Hamid who smashed past Jake Reesby into the left side of the net to give the Rovers the lead. Taringa goalkeeper Douglas Blaikie was in fine form and kept Peninsula at bay throughout the second half making a string of saves which frustrated the Kippa Ring side. Power surged forward in the dying stages but they couldn’t find a way past the Rovers and slip to their first defeat of the campaign, Jake Reesby was sent off for Power midway through the second half to make the visitor’s day even worse.

The lights went off at Cornubia Park that saw the game between Logan Lightning and Eastern Suburbs abandoned during the first half.

Wolves FC and Capalaba played out a one-all draw at Carmichael Park on Saturday evening to leave both sides just outside the bottom two after week six. It was an even tussle throughout but the Bulldogs grabbed the opening goal in the 36th minute through Josh Sherwood to send Capalaba in at the break in front. Wolves FC came out in the second half fighting and created some decent opportunities but finally broke through in the 55th minute through the in-form Alistair Davis who forwarded his tally to three for the season. Both teams pressed for the winner but the respective defences stood tall and the game filtered out into a draw as both teams take a point each.

Lions FC managed to come away from Wolter Park with a narrow win over Albany Creek to see them top the table after round six after not getting on the field last week. Lions went in front in the 26th minute via Alex Janovsky and Lions kept that lead to go in at the break on top. Straight after the restart Shaun Carlos stuck one home to give Lions some breathing space. Albany Creek had opportunities to get back into it and they gave themselves hope when Cameron Millar scored in the 75th minute but it wasn’t enough and Lions remain unbeaten at the top of the table and as for Creek they slip down to eighth and fall to their second defeat of the season.

In-form Mitchelton hosted Ipswich Knights at Teralba Park on Saturday evening and the Knights made it two wins in a row coming away surprise 1-0 winners. The first half looked to be filtering out into a scoreless first stanza but Emmanuel Peter had other ideas putting Ipswich in front in the 42nd minute with the Knights going into the sheds with a lead. In the second half Mitchelton pressured to get that goal back but the Knights stood firm. Mitchie did get some hope when the Knights were reduced to ten men late in the match, the Mustangs intent on getting the equaliser but they couldn’t find a way past ‘keeper Zane Freiberg.

Rochedale travelled to University Of Queensland on Friday night and came away with a vital win. Rochedale put on some early pressure but the students were equal to the task. Rovers did finally make the break through 22 minutes when the ball looped up in the air, James Eccles couldn’t hold and Michael Baird picked up the loose ball and tapped into the back of the empty net. UQFC had chances but just couldn’t get past a tough Rovers defence who has been solid in these early parts of the season. Rovers extended their lead when a shot was fired at Eccles who couldn’t hold and parried it straight to Grant Sweet who kept his cool to smash home for a 2-0 win.

RESULTS, SCORERS, SQUADS and STATS

WOLVES FC 1-1 CAPALABA Scorers: Wolves FC : Davis 55 Capalaba : Josh Sherwood 36

Wolves FC – Houghton, Davis, Gaffney, Thompson, Houston, Scott, Vasiliou, Waters, Mijok, Black, Ismailov, Woodward, Sung Kim, Badis

Capalaba – Burrowes, Josh Sherwood, Hirayama, Thompson, Roper, Dunn, Mojica, Jankovic, O’Brien, Crilly, Denniss, Hurford, Watson ,Faichnie

Possession:48%-52%

Shots On Target:5-10

Shots Off Target:8-3

Corners:3-8

Yellows:3-2

Reds:0-0

LOGAN v EASTS Abandoned after floodlight failure

TARINGA 1-0 PENINSULA Scorers: Taringa : Hamid 36

Taringa – Blaikie, Hamid, Ellis, Tully, Dickson, Spall, Devereaux, Braybrook, Ryan, Harrigan, Byrne, Mcgill, Chester, Vohland, Galloway, Robson

Peninsula – Reesby, Napper, Buhmann, Feuerriegel, Mcneil, Holden, Kirala, Maticic, Austin, Mikami, Cleary, Roulston, Swain, T.Mcevoy, M,Mcevoy, Burns

RED CARD – POWER-Reesby

Possession:31%-69%

Shots On Target:1-8

Shots Off Target:3-11

Corners:0-12

Yellows:0-0

Reds:0-0

MITCHELTON 0-1 IPSWICH KNIGHTS Scorers: Ipswich: Peter 42

Mitchelton – Lumley, Mikula, Shepherd, Lawson, Swithenbank, Wilson, Jeskey, Mcgowan, Mehmet, Noon, Figura, Jansen, Sadik

Ipswich – Freiberg, Bond, Brown, O’Sullivan, Munn, Peter, Hunt, Drinkeld, Butler, Grant, Ishikura, Liddy, Robinson, Baker, Flick

Possession:57%-43%

Shots On Target:9-2

Shots Off Target:5-5

Corners:12-4

Yellows:3-1

Reds:0-1

UQFC 0-2 ROCHEDALE Scorers: Rochedale: Baird 22, Sweet 78

UQ – Eccles, Woldu, David, Watts, Henny, Samuels, Mann, Tharumanathan, Ogata, Croll, Long, Pascale, Narita, Hirano

Rochedale – Moore, Sweet, Baird, Launchbury, Gava, Sargent, Howell, Herbert, Stathis, Wilson, Karauchi, Moore, Shizuno, Jakupovic ,Mccaffrey, Grant, Davies

Possession:43%-57%

Shots On Target:3-3

Shots Off Target:5-9

Corners:5-6

Yellows:1-0

Reds:0-0

ALBANY CREEK 1-2 LIONS Scorers: ACE: Millar 75 Lions: Janovsky 26, Carlos 46

ACE – Smith ,Millar, Thomson, Sorbello, Radulovic, Royley, Campbell, Morris, Joseph, Mehnat-Gir, Reynolds, Sauer, Di Renzo, Fujimoto, Edogun

Lions – Zabaks, Carlos, Janovsky, Simic, Mimaki, Murphy, Tobin, Khan, Butler, Aoci, Reardon, Love, Moon, Given, Hammad, Bonotto

Possession:39%-61%

Shots On Target:4-3

Shots Off Target:3-0

Corners:3-7

Yellows:1-2

Reds:0-0

RESERVES

UQFC 2-3 Rochedale

Wolves 0-0 Capalaba

Mitchelton 2-4 Ipswich Knights

Albany Creek 0-3 Lions

Logan 1-2 Easts

Taringa 3-0 Peninsula Power

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