Merson Kean (@mersonk1)
Round five of the Capital Leagues threw up many talking points from cracking goals to last minute winners. As usual, it failed to disappoint.
Bayside top the division after they cruised to a 5-1 thrashing of Wolves FC. Bayside were three-up going into half-time and they didn’t let up in the second period racing on to put some gloss on the result.
Souths United got the better of Brisbane Knights at Wakerley Park coming away 3-1 winners. Souths had the better of the first half and went in to oranges with a 1-0 lead then in the second period quickly doubled that advantage. Knights fought back but Marko Stojakovic rounded out the win in the 90th minute for Souths.
North Star took advantage of a Pine Rivers first half red card to record a 2-0 win. Goals either side of the break from Bradley Thompson and Thomas Laxton were enough to ensure Star took the points.
Grange Thistle recorded another three points in their quest for promotion, this time overcoming Mount Gravatt Hawks 3-2 at Lanham Park. Thistle had a 3-1 cushion going into the break but Hawks set up a grandstand finish with a penalty five minutes from time but it wasn’t enough as Hawks drop to their fifth straight defeat.
There was nothing between Southside Eagles and Centenary Stormers at Memorial Park on Saturday evening as both sides came away with a point after a 2-2 draw.
Moggill and Taringa will have to wait for another day after lighting issues at Bellbowrie Sports Ground.
The Gap Gators lead the way after five rounds as they put on the perfect away performance downing Annerley 5-2 at Elder Oval on Friday night. Jamal Spelta was the star of the show for the Gators bagging a hat-trick.
A 90th minute goal from Abdulaziz Moge was enough for Brisbane Force to get past Western Spirit at CJ Greenfield Reserve in a 1-0 victory.
Park Ridge rallied to a 9-3 demolition of Redcliffe PCYC at Hubner Park. The win moving them a couple of places up the table whilst Redcliffe remain pointless at the foot.
Ipswich City Bulls had the edge in their encounter with Oxley United as the Bulls stole a 2-1 win to leapfrog Oxley in the table.
Pine Hills scored a 3-1 away win over Slacks Creek.
Acacia Ridge’s match against New Farm was postponed to a later date.
Toowong are yet to drop a point as they glided past Jimboomba coming away 2-0 winners at Dunmore Park.
Clairvaux put Tarragindi to the sword at Mackillop College edging the win 4-3 to move up to eighth in the ladder.
Narangba and Virginia drew 2-2 at the Narangba Sports Complex. The point takes Virginia to second and Narangba ninth.
AC Carina surged up the ladder as they put pay to Mooroondu on Saturday evening squeezing to a 2-1 win.
Ridge Hills and Westside couldn’t be split at Stanley Day Park as the game ended in a 1-1 draw seeing Hills earn their first league point.
Newmarket inflicted more pain on Bardon Latrobe narrowly winning 3-2 at McCook Park. The defeat for Latrobe still leaves them without a point after five rounds.
Caboolture made it three from three when they breezed to a 6-1 win away at Logan City Kings on Saturday.
Deception Bay inflicted Bethania Rams first defeat of the campaign winning 2-1 at Progress Park to move up to third in the ladder.
St George Willawong were comfortable on their visit to Raymond Park beating Kangaroo Point Rovers 3-0.
The spoils were shared when North Brisbane and Springfield United met at Prentice Park as they drew out a 1-1 draw.
Samford was leading Logan Metro 2-1 after 55 minutes when the match was abandoned due to a storm.
Greenbank v Brighton Bulldogs was another match that fell victim to the weather.
Logan Village had the bye.