Not a lot of football played this weekend for various reasons but the matches that were played were all important. Here’s our wrap from the weekend.
BRISBANE – CANALE CUP FINAL
Lions have claimed their second piece of Silverware for 2015 after a 5-2 defeat of Pine Rivers in the Cup Final this afternoon. Michael Butters scored first for Lions before Pine Rivers replied from the penalty spot via Sam West, the sides going into halftime at 1-1.
Shoheel Khan then scored two penalties, one of which saw Pine Rivers reduced to 10 men. Rivers made it interesting, bringing it back to 3-2 via a deflected own goal but two late goals to Lions, including one from Cody Lovell saw them seal the match.
BRISBANE – ELAINE WATSON CUP FINAL
The best of starts for Annerley who took an early 1-0 lead against Easts before Easts gave their reply within the first ten minutes of the match. The scores remained locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes with both sides scoring again in the extra half an hour to send the match into penalties. Annerley won the shootout and are the 2015 Elaine Watson Cup winners.
NPL QUEENSLAND WOMENS
It looked like the match was going to penalties but a Sofie Persson goal three minutes from the end of extra time sees the Sunshine Coast Fire’s season remain alive after a 1-0 win over Peninsula Power. Full match report – https://queenslandsoccernews.com/2015/08/30/fires-late-goal-keeps-their-season-alive/
SUNSHINE COAST PREMIER LEAGUE
The major semi-final between Woombye and Kawana was called off after 20 minutes due to a persistent downpour. Both sides will go around again on Monday night.
Noosa provided an amazing comeback, after being down 4-1 to the form team of the second half of the season, Maroochydore, the Lions took the match 5-4 keeping themselves alive in the finals race and ending the Swans season.
GOLD COAST PREMIER LEAGUE
After claiming a 3-0 win on Wednesday night, Palm Beach followed that up with a 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon to take the Premier League playoff 4-0 on aggregate over the two legs against Musgrave. Palm Beach will remain in the Premier League for 2016.
BRISBANE ROAR PRE-SEASON
An impressive eight-goal effort from new signing Jamie MacLaren saw the Roar claim a 10-0 win against a Gold Coast Premier League All-Star side. Brandon Borrello and Abrahim Yango score the other two.
BRISBANE CAPITAL 4
North Brisbane 2 v Bardon Latrobe 1
The Premiership race is on hold as all three matches were abandoned without a ball being kicked. We’ll have to wait on the fate of Moreton Bay and the Strikers hopes over the next few days.