Merson Kean (@mersonk1)
Round two of Brisbane’s Capital Leagues saw its usual serving of goals, comebacks and hat-tricks, here is your complete review of what took place.
Grange Thistle made it two from two on Friday night when they downed Centenary Stormers at Atthows Park. Grange stormed to a two goal buffer at the break with goals from Stuart Somerville and Matthew Hornby. Stormers came out a different side in the second period and they pegged one back just before the hour mark through Fedja Mehinagic but Grange made sure of the victory as Hornby rattled home a stoppage time penalty to round out a 3-1 win. Full match report – http://bit.ly/1KPY3B9
Bayside picked up where they left off making it back to back wins as they spanked Pine Rivers 4-0 at Don Randall Oval. Bayside had a one goal lead at the break but their continued pressure in the second stanza was too much for Rivers as Blake Coates bagged a brace to rally Bayside to a convincing win and leave Rivers rooted to the bottom.
Southside Eagles got the edge over North Star in a tight affair as they grabbed a vital 1-0 win to continue their one hundred percent start. Thomas Schafer’s first half goal was enough to ensure Eagles took the chocolates.
Taringa Rovers beat Wolves FC 1-0 at Jack Speare Park in a game featuring the two relegated sides from last year’s Premier League. It was a tight game from start to finish but a seventieth minute goal for Rovers was enough to claim maximum points.
Moggill came away happy hunters on their visit to Rocklea seeing off tough opposition in Brisbane Knights to put behind last week’s misery of a heavy defeat. Moggill didn’t waste any time opening the scoring in the eleventh minute through Charlie Spencer before Thomas Webster doubled the visitor’s advantage and ensure they would take it into the break. Knights came out firing and got their reward when Claudio Romano struck home on the hour mark and then just two minutes later Milan Sekulic levelled proceedings. Despite Moggill being pulled back ,they put on a great last fifteen minute display bagging two goals via Jack Roberts and Thomas Wood to give them a perfect 4-2 away win and their first three points of the campaign.
Mount Gravatt were on the end of a demolition on their short trip down to Wakerley Park as Souths rampaged to a 5-0 win. Harun Omerovic was the star of the show bagging a hat trick and goals from Andrew Skehan and Michael Andrews glossed the result, sending a message out to the rest of Capital One.
Pine Hills and Annerley took a point a piece from their clash at James Drysdale Reserve in a 2-2 draw. Pine Hills had the incentive at the half going in 2-1 to the good but couldn’t hold out as Annerley grabbed a draw with a second half effort.
New Farm picked up their first win of the 2016 campaign with a 3-1 win away at Park Ridge on Friday night. After a tight first half which saw the sides locked at one-all, it took goals from Corey James Window and James Stamatis to claim Farm’s first points and push them up a few places in the ladder.
There was no holding back from Acacia Ridge as they routed Brisbane Force in a 5-0 win at Ron Proud Field. Ridge’s 2015 top scorer Juan Jaimes got in on the act smashing home a hat-trick with a brace from Sho Yoshimura rounding out the scoring to claim another three points and put them top of the league.
The Gap Gators came from behind to crush Oxley at Walton Bridge Reserve on Saturday afternoon. Oxley went into the break one to the good after a second minute effort from Christopher Dobinson but the half time team talk worked wonders for the hosts as the Gators scored four second half goals to ground out a 4-1 victory and three much needed points.
Western Spirit were victorious on their visit to Usher Park as they won 1-0 at Slacks Creek with the win moving them up to eighth while the home side languish at the foot without any points from their opening two encounters.
Ipswich City made the long trip up to Redcliffe PCYC and they made it worth while bagging a 3-1 away day victory to give the travelling faithful something to smile about after an opening day defeat. Among the goals for City were Michael Loomes, Andreas Heider and Zygan Condie and the win shifts them up to sixth.
Clairvaux took the spoils on their away trip to Westside running riot to claim a 5-2 victory, Simon Moroney’s brace for the visitors was key in securing the win.
Virginia continued their winning start with a 3-1 win over promotion hopefuls AC Carina at Albert Bishop Park. Virginia effectively won the game in the first period taking a two goal buffer into oranges.
Toowong continued its march putting pay to Narangba at Dunmore Park. Goals from Julien Morrow, Andrew Alderton and Ben Janes was enough to ensure a 3-0 Toowong win and remain top of Capital 3.
Jimboomba and Newmarket took a point each win from their clash at Kurrajong Park. Jimboomba fought back in the second half to gain a 1-1 draw after Newmarket had taken the lead in the first half.
Ridge Hills and Bardon Latrobe’s affair was postponed due to a major power outage at the Bald Hills based club.
Tarragindi and Mooroondu’s fixture appears to be up in the air after Tarragindi were leading 6-1 before a serious incident in the match occurred. It looks as though Football Brisbane will have to make a call on the outcome of the match during the week.
Deception Bay bounced back from their opening day loss to beat Kangaroo Point Rovers 5-1 at Raymond Park. Nathan Offer was the star of the show bagging a brace to shoot the Mudcrabs up the table.
Logan Metro earned their first points in Football Brisbane getting up 4-1 in the derby away at Logan City Kings. That win sees Metro jump up a few positions in the league table.
Samford Rangers and Springfield United’s clash was abandoned after five minutes due to a broken leg to one of the Springfield United players. QSN wishes that player a speedy recovery.
Logan Village came from 2-1 down to claim a 3-2 win on their visit to Brighton and in doing so picked up their first win of the season.
Bethania Rams grabbed a vital three points as they beat North Brisbane 2-1 at Opperman Park. The win saw Rams continue their one hundred percent start.
Caboolture’s away trip to Greenbank was postponed due to broken goal posts at Barry Whyte Field.
St George Willawong had the bye.