Capital Leagues Wrap – Weekend 24/26 April

By Merson Kean – Brisbane Correspondent

This week saw some wonder strikes, a cracking derby that had it all and a hatful of second half turnarounds, here is our take on the weekend across Brisbane’s lower divisions.

CAPITAL ONE

Annerley salvaged a late equaliser at home to Mount Gravatt to ensure they came away with another precious point in a 1-1 draw. Mount Gravatt opened the scoring midway through the first half via Alex Rados and looked in control of the game throughout and had a couple of glorious opportunities in the second period to double the advantage but Annerley were equal to the task. The home side didn’t offer a great deal but won a free kick deep into stoppage time that was met by Steven Otigbah and headed into the back of the net past Brad Burrows.

Brisbane Knights had a scare on their visit to CJ Greenfield Reserve as they left it late to secure a win at lowly Brisbane Force. Knights opened the scoring in the third minute and at that point you sensed it was going to be a long night for the Force. The home side didn’t lie down and made it a contest taking it into the break at just 1-0 but the Knights made some sloppy defending pay when they doubled their lead. Force managed to pull one back and not long after double their tally to tie the game up. Brisbane Force was reduced to ten men and the Knights had the chance to go back in front from the spot but they missed the opportunity. As the game trotted into the final stages the Knights had that extra bit of quality and scored to wrap up a 3-2 win to extend their winning run to three games.

Moggill and Bayside drew out a blank in a scoreless draw as both teams collect a point and stay in touch with the pack as neither side could find a way through at the Bellbowrie Sports Ground on Sunday evening.

Holland Park came from behind to see off Grange Thistle at Whites Hill Reserve on Saturday night. Thistle got in front in the second minute when Alexander Hutton found the back of the net but that lead was short lived as Hawks hit back through Matthew McNab soon after. The Hawks got in their groove and added a second as Kenneth Boyle struck to take them into a halftime lead. The second half was on edge through the majority but recent signing from Wolves, Aleksa Krkeljas rattled home to round a 3-1 victory and gain points on the top two who dropped points.

North Pine and Pine Rivers locked horns in a fiery derby at Bob Brock Park on Saturday evening. Rivers stunned the home crowd when they struck in the early stages and then five minutes later doubled their lead to send their away crowd wild. North Pine tried to get back in the affair but the final pass wasn’t there and went into halftime still two goals down. The Gorillas came out fighting in search of getting back into the match and had the perfect chance to do so when a Rivers player handled on the line and was shown his marching orders but the penalty was straight at the keeper. North Pine did finally break through when a cross was drilled in low and hard and it was met through Jake Keslake who smashed home. The extra man was starting to take its toll on the visitors and they conceded again when a ball was drifted into the back post and was headed home into the left hand corner. Rivers were down to nine when an off the ball incident was picked up by the linesman but despite a late surge at the goal from the home side, the spoils were shared.

Southside Eagles came from a goal down to see off North Star at Memorial Park on Sunday evening. North Star went out into an early lead when Caleb Embrey let fly with an extraordinary finish from 25 yards past Matt Tubbs. Southside levelled fifteen minutes later from the spot and right on the stroke of halftime, a 35-yard rocket from the left found it’s way into the net to give the Eagles a halftime lead. Southside were under the cosh for the early parts of the second half but when an offside flag was raised, Bradley Thompson kicked the ball away in frustration and received his second yellow and was given his marching orders. Eagles added a third in the 71st to the delight of Roger Hunter and his coaching staff and held on to win 3-1 and move up a place in the table.

RESULTS, SCORERS and SQUADS

Annerley 1-1 Mount Gravatt Scorers: Annerley – Otigbah MG – Rados

Annerley – Sutherland, Otigbah, Messer, Capannini, Savage, O’Brien, Linsley, Mcallister ,Booth-Mowat, Garcia, O’Brian, Maclennan, Seaone Ruiz, Carney, Valenti, Mauri, Clarke

MG – Burrows, Neill, Blackadder, Jasch, M.Sciacca, Rados, Austen, Nicolaidis, Bowater, Gillespie, Morcus, Hay, Canty, Hussey, Symons, Stojakovic

Brisbane Force 2-3 Brisbane Knights Scorers: Knights – Hairsine, Reid, Son

Knights – Bowden, Hairsine, Kljajic, Bek, McEvoy, Harm, Ryu, Garcia, Romano, Rees, Reid, Gallichan, Mears, Gibbins, Giesemann, Son

North Pine 2-2 Pine Rivers Scorers: North Pine – Fairgrieve, Keslake

North Pine – Bowtell-Harris, Heaney, Smith, Budd, Hunter, Melville, Fairgrieve, Keslake, Lincoln, Arnold, Masters, Scott, Christiansen, Culleton, South, Sheumack

Rivers – Reed, West, Mitchell, Jackson, Waddell, Cannon, Suggett, Hooper, Roy, James, Freestone, Cassimatis

Holland Park 3-1 Grange Thistle Scorers: HPH – McNab, Boyle, Krkeljas Grange – Hutton

HPH – Radovanovic, Turay, Krkeljas, Stevens, Le Petit, McNab, Baird, Aviles, Proctor, Rasmussen, Boyle, Smith, Waldron

Thistle – Johnstone, Parke, Sharpe, Hutton, Xinis, Paget, Robinson, Callum, Borrego, McMahon, Demuth, Mayberry ,Draheim, Smith, Luxton

Southside Eagles 3-1 North Star Scorers: Star – Embrey

Southside – Tubbs, Shepley, Schafer, McCoy, Patten, Maclot, Taylor, Wiggington, Gordon, Porch, Falco, C.Bretag, Garate Zea, Thomas, Rehbein

North Star – Hori, Bankersio, Embrey, Brooks, Kellaway, Wilson, Hsar, Rashidi, Maxwell, Head, Umme, Fuller, Grainger, Thompson, Crawford, Callaghan, Scharf, Yule

Moggill 0-0 Bayside

Moggill – Sullivan, Spence, Chesterfield, Wells, Stevenson, Griffiths, Petroeschevsky, Wood, Murphy, Webster, Stacey, Roshier, Allen, Mavrik, Wood, Welsh, Gold

Bayside – Dutton, Anthony, Horne, Parker, Curtis, King, Thew, Da Costa, Morrice, Fripp, Shadwell, Murray, Kedda, Dunn, Stuckey

RESERVES

Annerley 4-4 Mount Gravatt

Force 0-8 Brisbane Knights

North Pine 1-0 Pine Rivers

Holland Park 1-0 Grange Thistle

Moggill 6-4 Bayside

Southside – North Star

CAPITAL TWO

Souths remain top of the ladder but had to do it the hard way on their visit to Park Ridge on Saturday night. Ridge raced into a surprising two goal lead and left Souths with it all to do if they wanted to keep their unbeaten record. A sterling second half performance made sure they remained top with a brace through Jacob Alexander and another Joshua Anderson goal as his tally continues to grow as Souths completed the comeback and claimed all three points.

Centenary Stormers and Western Spirit drew out a one all draw at Atthows Park on Friday night in a surprisingly low scoring affair for a change. Western Spirit lead going into the break but a goal from Kelly Nystrom was enough to ensure Stormers earned a point.

Newmarket claimed an unlikely win on their visit to Sutton Park as they come away 3-1 winners over Ipswich City. Goals from Amon Crooks, Abusodor Yunis and Luke Chapman helped ensure the away side claimed all three points on their excursion south.

Slacks Creek make it back-to-back wins for the first time all season as they beat strugglers Pine Hills 3-1 at Usher Park. After leading by a goal at the break the home side scored a further two in the second to round out a convincing win and gain some much needed confidence.

The Gap pulled out a great second half performance as they came away 4-2 winners over strugglers Westside. The Gators went into the break on terms but turned it on after the break scoring two as they climb to fifth in the table. As for Westside they sit dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Oxley and Redcliffe PCYC shared the spoils as they fought out a 2-2 draw at Dunlop Park. The encounter was tight all the way through with the sides being locked at one a piece at the break and a goal each in the second half meant both teams collected a point each.

RESULTS, SCORERS and SQUADS

Centenary Stormers 1-1 Western Spirit Scorers: Stormers – Nystrom Spirit – Arena

Stormers – Rathbone, Kleibo, J.Schofield, Head, Nystrom, F.Mehinagic, Birt, Kilkeary, Shameem, Khan, A.Schofield. Le, Gilbert, La Carta, D.Mehinagic, Burstow

Spirit – Fuller, Hay, Jarrett, Wegener, Kirchner, Arena, Kenyi, Livingstone, Dunne, Johnson, Oshen, Lucas, Andison, Muir, Carr

Ipswich City 1-3 Newmarket Scorers: Ipswich – Allison Newmarket – Crooks, Yunis, Chapman

Ipswich City – D.Stenzel, Witney, Wallace, M.Fancourt, Manttan, Allison, Jamal, Condie, C.Heider, A.Heider, Duga, G.Stenzel, Geoghegan, Yuggu, Crowley

Newmarket – Attard, Yunis, Chapman, S.Rohdmann, Beakhurst, A.Rohdmann, Crooks, Martin, Cote, Macgregor, Choi, Murray, Strauss, Siebenhausen, Philp

Slacks Creek 3-1 Pine Hills Scorers: Hills – Centenaro

Slacks – McManagan, Mutaka, Smith, Kischkowski, Harrington, J.Benson, Oudney, Kiefer, Oates, Schleeman, N.Benson, McGahan, Ford, Broadrick, Hughes, Ives

Hills – Moorcroft, Centenaro, Mallitt, Moffatt, Jones, Hinvest, Purcell, Hardwicke, Spelta, Damien Shackley, Strachan, Minter, Naddei, Edwards, Birchall, Dylan Shackley

Park Ridge 2-3 Souths Scorers: Ridge – Drozdek, Merefield Souths – Alexander x2, Anderson

Ridge – Adarkwah, Calderon, Klein, Knoblauch, Walters, Just, Worku, Wybranowski, Drozdek, Merefield, Hulett, Royal, Alves, Vasquez, Robinson

Souths – Young, Purnell, Skehan, Gjura, Stratford, Smith, Andrews, Anderson, South, Hodzic, Velasquez-Ortiz, Cocis, Alexander, Mortensen

RED CARD – SOUTHS – Velazquez-Ortiz

The Gap 4-2 Westside Scorers: The Gap – Kealy, Fleet, Nilsen, Flavin

The Gap – Redman, Gillespie, Redman, Andrews, Cleary, Molloy, Kolade, Fleet, Kealy, Flavin, Tolson, Nilsen, Goundry, O’Neill, Mclaughlin, Foley, K.McGuire, Arrow

Westside – Nielsen, Hunter, Wilson, Bulgarelli, Sturley, Solano, Krohn, Faust, Wright, Sieben, Gonzalez, Khoury, Duggan, Smith, B.Anson, M.Anson

RED CARD – THE GAP – Kealy

Oxley 2-2 Redcliffe PCYC Scorers: PCYC – Croner, Batistic

Oxley – Burt, Williams, Dobinson, Ryan, B.Clarke, L.Clarke, Stuckey, Jordan, Kamal-Hamidon, Hinds, Martin, Allington, Thomas, Jonathan, Mulvey, Cook

Redcliffe PCYC -Roy, Dent, Batistic, Taylor, Ahern, McNeil, Hilliar, Croner, Forde, Williams, Kirwan, Kelly, Coyle, Walker, Parker, Bolton

RESERVES

Centenary Stormers 4-3 Western Spirit

Ipswich City 2-0 Newmarket

Slacks Creek 4-3 Pine Hills

Park Ridge 3-2 Souths

The Gap 1-1 Westside

Oxley 3-1 Redcliffe PCYC

CAPITAL THREE

New Farm won the game of the round at Ron Proud Field on Sunday when they took on table toppers Acacia Ridge. New Farm went in at the break up by the odd goal and in the second half pulled off a memorable 3-2 victory to become the first team to beat Acacia Ridge all season, a brace from Paul Panebianco and a goal from Nicholas Dalton saw the inner city club grab all three points.

Ridge Hills battled back from a goal down to record a 4-2 victory over title contenders Narangba on Friday night at Stanley Day Park. Narangba found themselves ahead at the break as they lead 2-1 but three second half goals for the home side ensured Narangba slipped to just their second defeat of the campaign.

Samford and Virginia had to settle for a point each as neither side could break the deadlock at one a piece. A goal from Michael Geddes for Virginia and a strike from Alan Robinson for Samford ensured both sides took a point from the affair on Friday at the Samford Parklands.

Tarragindi Tigers collected another three points this weekend seeing off inform Clairvaux at Esher Street on Saturday night as they put on a second half display to clinch the points. A goal from Ryan Birch and James Gorrie was enough for the Tigers who move up seventh in the ladder.

Toowong ran out 5-1 winners on their away trip to Kangaroo Point, four second half goals saw the Greens storm to their fourth league win of the season. Toowong striker Robert Tewksbury scored four of his team’s five goals to inflict more pain on Kangaroo Point who are having a torrid time in Capital Three at the moment.

AC Carina let a two goal lead slip as they slumped to a draw at Jimboomba as their inconsistent start continues. AC Carina were in dreamland going into the break up by two but took their foot off the gas in the second as the hope side pegged back the deficit to earn an unlikely draw.

RESULTS, SCORERS and SQUADS

Samford 1-1 Virginia Scorers: Samford – Robinson Virginia – Geddes

Samford – Hornby, Robinson, Kibbey, Manson, Hodson, Neill, Sherman, Alsop, Embrey, Clarke, Callaghan, Harris, Gray, Davidson, Kori, James

Virginia – Galdun, Geddes, Brand, Leny, Paloff, Castillo-Castro, Maxwell, Azim, Passaris, Benard, Claydon, Bowers, Pitt, Nicolaidis, Milne

Ridge Hills 4-2 Narangba Scorers: Ridge Hills – Lu x2, Austin, Watene Narangba – Kellington x2

Hills – Dimmer, Lu, Austin, Watene, Szantar, Lake, Leslie, Lane, Steel, Olsen, Carwardine, Williams, Werner, Byrnes, Shorten, Fenwick

Narangba – Fitzgerald, Kellington, Takken, Reedy, Richards, Hemingway, Day, Holland, Rose, Davis, Thomas, Foster, Birkett, Prasad, Hempstead

Tarragindi 2-0 Clairvaux Scorers: Tarragindi – Birch, Gorrie

Tarragindi – Weaver, Klarwein, A.Van Stryp, Gorrie, G.Walker, T.Van Stryp, Wilkins, Alhamid, Hardwick, Eldred, Birch, Kelly, Swatton, Taylor, N.Walker

Clairvaux – Durham, Lanagan, Bridge, Robinson, Gerbich, Sharp, Christian, Halama-Lumsden, Davis, Pavlou, De La Flor, Thorogood, Wright, L.Cameron, F.Cameron, Kyffin

Jimboomba 3-3 AC Carina Scorers: AC Carina – Raimondi, Cox, Stockman

Jimboomba – Ward, Van Der Klauw, Robinson, Pearce, Simm, Holledge, Hucker, Baskett, Eastwood, Schofield, Drew, Holding, Taylor ,Powell

AC Carina – Farquhar, Raimondi, Cox, Stockman, Quinlan, Johnson, Angell, White, Anstice, Travers, Certoma, Garrick, Trinder, O’Connor

Acacia Ridge 2-3 New Farm Scorers Acacia – Jaimes, OG New Farm – Panebianco x2, N.Dalton

Acacia – Samardzija, Jaimes, I.Simunovic, Navarro-Falcon, Moncada-Palacios, M.Simunovic, Bohorquez, Salcedo, Santamaria, Medina, Carrillo-Monroy, Ilic, Murcia-Betabcur, Alvarez, Phiri, Martinez-Gomez

New Farm – Cordova, Panebianco, N.Dalton, Niven, Reece, Stamatis, Gow, Haydon, Anderson, R.Dalton, Balzat, Hodgson, Treacy, Miller, Obando

Kangaroo Point 1-5 Toowong Scorers: Toowong – Tewksbury x4, Gondim

KPR – Lynch, Loccisano, K.Smith, Tranent, Evans, B.Smith, Brunton, Tziortzis, Trussler, McNamara, Dewar, Cerlenizza, Yoshimura, O’Sullivan, Radchenkov, O’Connor

Toowong – Turp, Tewksbury, Gondim, Tavli, Howell, Cox, Marchant, Goncalves, Eggleton, Morrow, Ryan, Armit ,Liddon, Garrett

RESERVES

Samford 3-6 Virginia

Ridge Hills 5-3 Narangba

Tarragindi 3-0 Clairvaux

Jimboomba 1-4 AC Carina

Kangaroo Point 0-3 Toowong

Acacia Ridge 1-2 New Farm

CAPITAL FOUR

North Brisbane were on the end of a 5-2 defeat when Brighton came calling with the away side going joint top of the table.

The result from the other round two catch-up match between Logan City Kings and Logan Village was not available at time of publication.

RESULTS

North Brisbane 2-5 Brighton Bulldogs

Logan City Kings – Logan Village

RESERVES

North Brisbane 0-1 Brighton Bulldogs

Logan City Kings – Logan Village

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