Round seven was packed full of goals as all twelve clubs got on the scoresheet. Going into the round, the game of the weekend looked to be out at AJ Kelly Park as Peninsula Power hosted in-form Logan Lightning, the Lightning’s first game for a number of weeks due to postponements and the Easter break.

After Peninsula was denied two early penalty shouts, the deadlock was broken midway through the first half when Logan were awarded a penalty. Michele Lipari kept his cool and fired home but that joy was short lived when Steven Cleary levelled for Peninsula just eight minutes later. Blake Cearns fired Logan back into 2 -1 lead that they took into the halftime break.

Peninsula came out the blocks firing at the start of the second and won a penalty to the delight of the home crowd that Jared Austin stepped up and scored from. Both sides continued to create chances but the match would eventually end in a draw as Logan drop their first points of the campaign but would have been happy with the result considering Power’s start.

Capalaba ran riot at John Fredericks Park when they hosted Taringa Rovers on Saturday night scoring seven (yep you’ve read that right) to shift up to seventh in the ladder after a slow start to the season. Capalaba found the lead in the second minute when Josh Sherwood netted before he doubled his and the tally just four minutes later. Taringa snuck a goal back in the tenth minute through Stuart Somerville but just a minute later Marco Jankovic added a third to make it 3-1 with only eleven minutes on the clock.

The Bulldogs weren’t letting up and added another two before the break through Sam Roper and Paul O’Brien to go into oranges at 5-1. Taringa had a mountain to climb if they were to have any chance of a comeback but two own goals put pay to that as Capalaba ended up 7-1 winners.

Ipswich Knights managed to make it four wins in a row in all competitions after seeing off Wolves FC at Eric Evans Oval on Sunday afternoon by a scoreline of two goals to one. Ipswich dominated the early stages and found the lead when Lucas Wilson fired home in the 28th minute before Emmanuel Peter doubled the advantage on the stroke of halftime. Wolves threw the kitchen sink at Ipswich in the second period but left it too little too late when UK import Jefferson Woodward scored an 89th minute consolation but it wasn’t enough and Ipswich held on for a precious three points.

Mitchelton won the arm-wrestle out at Underwood Park when they travelled south to take on Rochedale Rovers. A scrappy first half erupted into life ten minutes before the break when Michael Baird was dismissed after an altercation with Mitchelton defender Paul Mikula. Just as the sides were looking like going in at the break on level terms, Tim Lawson picked up the ball at the halfway line and went for an audacious effort from just inside his attacking half catching Rochedale keeper Mario Aparicio off his line to send Mitchelton into the break one up.

Ten minutes into the second half, Rochedale’s Darryl Grant raced clear and finished calmly past Lumley to level the proceedings. Mitchelton didn’t waste any time in their response as a delicious ball was whipped into Cameron Darkwah who smashed home into the roof of the net to give the Mustangs the lead and held onto to claim all three points.

Lions FC put the students to the sword at Lions Stadium on Sunday afternoon demolishing them 7-2 to leave the home crowd very cheerful. Lions had a slow start and despite a lot of early possession and a few shots at goal they couldn’t find the breakthrough but Kado Aoci finally opened the scoring on the half hour mark that eventually opened the floodgates. UQFC were camped in their own half for most of the game and conceded a second when Alex Janovsky fired home to give Lions a two-goal halftime lead.

UQFC came out the blocks looking to get back in the affair and won a penalty that Keiichi Ueda converted to give the students some hope but that was short lived as Lions scored a further two via Kado Aoci and Shaun Carlos. UQFC weren’t finished with their scoring though and Keiichi Ueda managed to add them a second but Lions weren’t finished either, scoring a further three goals through Michael Butters, Alex Janovsky and Kado Aoci who rounded out his hat trick. The win sees Lions sitting pretty at the top.

Heath Park was the setting for the clash between Eastern Suburbs and Albany Creek that produced seven goals in a fine serving of Sunday night football. Albany Creek started the affair the better and after a well-worked corner, Jacob Reynolds opened the scoring for the visitors. Creek weren’t letting up and after Yuji Fujimoto was brought down in the penalty box, Cameron Millar stepped up to the resulting penalty and put ACE up by two. Albany Creek were playing some of the football of the season and some great build-up led up to their third goal with Christian Sorbello, in a purple patch of form, putting home to make the home crowd asking questions.

Easts managed to scrape one back before the break, a deflected effort from Nelson Burgess trickling in to give the home side some hope. Easts came out in the second half all guns blazing forcing numerous corners and making keeper Smith pull off some epic saves but their persistence was rewarded when Ramone Close smashed home to set up a cracking last half-hour. Easts continued to knock on the door but Creek seemed to do everything to keep the ball out, The Tigers hitting the bar on a couple of occasions and a ball cleared off the line, luck wasn’t going their way and the visitors raced up the other end and when Tom Carroll couldn’t hold a short Christian Sorbello shot, adding his second of the night to put his side 4-2 up. Easts responded almost straight away when a shot struck Ramone Close and it wrong footed the Creek keeper Smith to bring it back to 4-3 but despite a late surge on the Creek goal, the away side hung on for a vital three points.

SCORERS, STATS, SQUADS (where known)
Peninsula Power 2-2 Logan Lightning Scorers: Power – Cleary 34, Austin 53 (pen) Logan – Lipari 26 (pen), Cearns 38
Power – Kirala, Austin, Buhrman, Burns, Cleary, Holden, M.McEvoy, T.McEvoy, McNeil, Napper, Swain, Forsyth, Maticic, Porter, McMillan, Munks
Logan – Stout, Aoudia, Brown, Cearns, Green, Hewitson, Kostovski, Kristock, Lipari, Peacock, Saint, Oakshott, Benning, Kemel, Rudken
Shots On Target-5-7
Shots Off Target-4-6
Free Kicks-21-20

Rochedale 1-2 Mitchelton Scorers: Rochedale – Grant 56 Mitchelton – Lawson 45, Darkwah 59

Rochedale – Aparicio, Grant, Sargent, Wilson, Davies, Launchbury, Howell, Herbert, Sweet, Macnicol, Karauchi, Moore, Shizuno, Jakupovic, Mccaffrey
Mitchelton – Lumley, Lawson, Darkwah, Sadik, Mikula, Shepherd, Bernardi, Foster, Swithenbank, Jeskey, Mehmet, Figura, Jansen, Laxton
Shots On Target-n/a-n/a
Shots Off Taget-1-5
Free Kicks-17-11
Reds-1-0 RED-ROCHEDALE-Baird

Capalaba 7-1 Taringa Scorers: Capalaba – Josh Sherwood 2,6, Jankovic 11, Roper 39, O’Brien 41 ,OG 62, OG 76 Taringa-Somerville 10
Capalaba – Burrowes, Josh Sherwood, Jankovic, Roper, O’Brien, Leek, Thompson, Jake Sherwood, Wemyss, Mansfield-Taylor, Hurford, Watson, Faichnie, Theodore, Hirayama
Taringa – Blaikie, Somerville, Braybrook, Chester, Ellis, Tully, Dickson, Spall, Devereaux, Ryan, Harrigan, Mcgill, Alan Roome, Vohland, Robson, Hamid
Shots On Target-12-4
Shots Off Target-5-0
Free Kicks-18-18

Ipswich Knights 2-1 Wolves FC Scorers: Ipswich – Wilson 28, Peter 45 Wolves Woodward 89
Ipswich – Freiberg, Wilson, Peter, Munn, Liddy, Robinson, Baker, Flick, Bond, Brown, O’Sullivan, Hunt, Butler, Grant, Ishikura
Wolves – Houghton, Gaffney, Scott, Vasiliou, Waters, Mijok, Black, Davis, Thompson, Ismailov, Houston, Innes, Woodward, Sung Kim
Shots On Target-7-5
Shots Off Target-4-3
Free Kicks-16-17

Lions 7-2 UQFC Scorers: Lions – Aoci 29, 61, 89,Janovsky 36,83,Carlos 66,Butters 81 UQFC – Ueda 48 (pen),77
Lions – Zabaks, Aoci, Janovsky, Butters, Carlos, Simic, Tobin, Bonotto, Mimaki, Murphy, Khan, Butler, Reardon, Love, Moon
UQFC – Long, Barr, Croll, Garcia, Ueda, Narita, Hirano, Woldu, Watts, Henny, Samuels, Griffin, Eccles STATS
Shots On Target-13-2
Shots Off Target-8-2
Free Kicks-16-16

Easts 3-4 Albany Creek Scorers: Easts-Close x2, Burgess ACE-Campbell 10, Millar 21 (pen),Sorbello 35,74
Easts – Carroll, Close, Burgess, Boyd, Abbey, McMullen, Ryan, Stenhouse, Rahman, Shorter, Edwards, Robinson, Mcilwain, Lancaster, Mulder, Amano
ACE – Smith, Sorbello, Millar, Reynolds, Sauer, Edogun, Sherwood, Alderton, Oryem, Radulovic, Campbell, Morris, Thomson, Mehnat-Gir, Di Renzo, Fujimoto
Shots On Target-8-8
Shots Off Target-8-5
Free Kicks-13-18

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Peninsula 3-1 Logan
Rochedale 1-1 Mitchelton
Capalaba 2-2 Taringa
Ipswich 6-0 Wolves FC
Lions FC 0-4 UQFC
Easts 4-2 Albany Creek