Lots happened over the course of the afternoon and evening, let’s catch you up.
BRISBANE PREMIER LEAGUE
We’ll start off with this tonight and congratulations to Lions FC who are the 2015 Premiers but they did it the hard way to claim the crown at Carmichael Park. Going into the match, all they needed was a draw and they were doing it comfortably, leading 3-0 after 64 minutes. Someone forgot to give the script to Wolves though, as they scored three times in the final 25 minutes to level at 3-3. Late drama with a Lions missed penalty, a red card to Wolves and then Lions finally claiming the win and the Premiership deep in injury with a 4-3 win. Lions will play their FFA Cup midweek in Adelaide against Croydon Kings.
Peninsula’s hopes of finishing second took a dive. After Pensinula scored the first goal via Brent Holden, Albany Creek scored three unanswered goals via Riley Campbell, Darren Thompson and Cameron Millar for a 3-1 win. Peninsula now sit fourth.
UQFC took away a 1-1 draw at home to Logan Lightning. The same scoreline as Capalaba hosted Ipswich Knights.
Get on board the Redlands express. Russell Woodruffe’s hat-trick and a double to Graham Fyfe gave them a 5-1 win over SWQ Thunder. Nykodah Smith was the Thunder’s scorer. Redlands move into third place on goal difference over Olympic.
Uncharacteristically, Royce Brownlie missed a penalty deep in injury time and it was critical in a game of few chances. Moreton Bay and FNQ Heat sharing the spoils in a scoreless draw.
The Brisbane Strikers scored first in Townsville, looking like they had shaken the effects of their epic FFA Cup encounter on Wednesday night but the 120 minutes on that night plus flights to Melbourne and Townsville appear to have taken their toll in a 5-2 loss to the Northern Fury which was made worse with the sending off of Sam Knight. Trent Clulow scored first for the Strikers, their second came from an own goal. For the Fury, Jake Perry claimed a hat-trick, Joe Thornton converted a penalty and Corey Waples with the other.
The upshot of all that is that Moreton Bay and Strikers are level on 37 points, Redlands and Olympic on 33, FNQ Heat on 28, Northern Fury on 27 and Palm Beach on 24. Palm Beach and Olympic play tomorrow.
BRISBANE – CAPITAL 1
Holland Park with one hand on the Premier’s trophy after a 3-0 win and they will be promoted to the 2016 Brisbane Premier League. Not so good news for the team they beat though, Annerley whose survival in that league is shaky, sitting in the relegation position. Funnily enough, these two sides will play again next weekend in what could seal the Premiership for Holland Park.
Pine Rivers v Moggill was abandoned after 30 minutes due to a floodlight failure. Moggill were leading 2-1 at the time, this match will have to be replayed.
North Star 1 v Grange Thistle 1
Mt Gravatt 2 v Bayside 2
Southside Eagles 0 v Brisbane Knights 3
North Pine – BYE
BRISBANE – CAPITAL 2
Park Ridge 2 v Oxley 1
The Gap 0 v Redcliffe PCYC 1
Ipswich City 2 v Slacks Creek 2
Western Spirit v Newmarket
BRISBANE – CAPITAL 3
Acacia Ridge 4 v AC Carina 1
Jimboomba 3 v Kangaroo Point 0
New Farm 0 v Clairvaux 1
Ridge Hills 0 v Toowong 2
Samford v Tarragindi
BRISBANE – CAPITAL 4
Bardon Latrobe 5 v Brighton 2. Congratulations to Bardon on promotion to Capital 3 in 2016.
GOLD COAST PREMIER LEAGUE
Surfers Paradise 3 v Broadbeach 0
Mudgeeraba 7 v Murwillumbah 1
Palm Beach 2 v Merrimac 2
Magic United 1 v Coomera 0
SUNSHINE COAST PREMIER LEAGUE
Caboolture 7 v Gympie Diggers 0
Buderim 4 v Coolum 2
Maroochydore 5 v Noosa 1
Kawana 2 v Caloundra 1
Nambour-Yandina 0 v Woombye 6
Beerwah Glasshouse – BYE
NPL QUEENSLAND WOMENS
Easts 1 v Sunshine Coast Fire 1
BRISBANE WOMENS PREMIER LEAGUE
Pine Hills 4 v Toowong 1
UQFC 3 v Mitchelton 2
Souths 1 v Annerley 4