Regional round-up, weekend 5/6 September

It’s getting to crunch time in the regional areas so it’s a good time to take stock of where things currently stand.

FNQ PREMIER LEAGUE

Mareeba clinched back-to-back Premierships and they’ll be looking to book a Grand Final berth in this week’s major semi-final against Stratford. Kickoff on Saturday night at 7:30pm

In the elimination minor semi, Edge Hill will host Leichhardt on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm.

NORTH QUEENSLAND PREMIER LEAGUE

There’s still one round of catch-up fixtures remaining before the finals start. Warriors and MA Olympic are equal on points at the top of the ladder so it promises to be an exciting end to the season to determine the 2015 Premiers.

MACKAY PREMIER LEAGUE

Still plenty of action remaining in Mackay with the semi-finals not scheduled to start until 10 October. Wanderers have an eight point lead over Magpies with Whitsunday also in the mix for the Premiership race.

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND PREMIER LEAGUE

It was neck and neck for the Premiership all season between Frenchville and Clinton, only one point separating the teams on the ladder at the end of the regular season with Frenchville claiming bragging rights.

Those two sides will meet in Saturday night’s major semi with Capricorn Coast hosting Southside in the elimination semi.

WIDE BAY THREE CITIES LEAGUE

Across The Waves are the Premiers but they won’t have the chance to collect another piece of silverware after being bundled out of the finals last weekend by Brothers Aston Villa.

United Park Eagles were the winners of the other semi final against United Warriors setting up an all-Bundaberg Grand Final this weekend at Martens Oval with kickoff at 7:30pm.

SUNSHINE COAST PREMIER LEAGUE

Woombye were crowned Premiers but they’ll have to do it the tough way to make the Grand Final after succombing to arch-rivals Kawana on Monday night in the major semi.

After their comeback win against Maroochydore in the minor semi, Noosa will lock horns with Woombye in this weekend’s Preliminary Final to determine Kawana’s Grand Final opponent.

TOOWOOMBA PREMIER LEAGUE

St Albans won the Premiership but are at risk of missing the Grand Final after being defeated by West Wanderers in last week’s major semi.

Willowburn will be the side hoping to end St Albans’s season in Sunday’s Preliminary Final.

GOLD COAST PREMIER LEAGUE

Magic United claimed the Premiership in a dramatic last round, the rivalry will be renewed against Broadbeach once more in Saturday’s major semi-final, the sixth time the sides have met this season.

Surfers Paradise and Murwillumbah will play a cut-throat minor semi-final on Sunday afternoon.

Palm Beach will remain in the Premier League after winning a two-legged playoff 4-0 on aggregrate over Musgrave.

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