Brisbane Capital Leagues Round 6 Review

Merson Kean (@mersonk1)

As the Capital Leagues returned after the Easter lockdown, it was like they had never been away with thrashings, late drama and red cards making for an action packed weekend across the four divisions.

CAPITAL ONE

Bayside United lead the way after round six as they put on a fine second half display to brush aside Souths United 3-1 at Don Randall Oval. Bayside led by the lone goal at the break from Blake Coates but that was cancelled out fifteen minutes into the second stanza. Bayside had the final laugh as a second from Coates and a goal from Griffin Mansfield-Taylor made sure of the win.

Taringa Rovers continue to keep a clean slate as they won their fifth successive game, this time accounting for North Star 3-0 at Jack Speare Park on Saturday night. Rovers goals came through Brett Hay, Scott Dickson and Daniel Burton as thye stay in second with a game in hand.

Grange Thistle came from behind to secure a vital away day 2-1 win at Wolves FC. Kevin Escobar put the hosts in front in the 26th minute but Stuart Somerville levelled immediately for Grange. In the second period Matt Hornby converted a 52nd minute spot kick to make sure of the points for Thistle. Michael Bell was red carded for Wolves in stoppage time to add to their woes with Thistle climbing to third.

Southside Eagles surprised many when they blew away Pine Rivers scoring a magnificent seven to claim a 7-0 win. Josh Falco blitzed it scoring five in his side’s victory with Tom Schafer and David Maclot rounding out the scoring in a game that saw Eagles bag six in the second period.

Moggill inflicted more agony on strugglers Mount Gravatt Hawks at Dittmer Park on Saturday evening grounding out a 2-1 win. Moggill opened the score in the 24th minute via Thomas Wood but that was cancelled out in the 71st. Nicholas Whitehouse claimed the winner ten minutes from time for Moggill.

Late drama at Atthows Park as Brisbane Knights grabbed a 93rd minute winner to break Centenary Stormers’ hearts. In a cagey game from start to finish, it was Stormers who took the lead through Keegan Bright in the 23rd minute but Milan Sekulic equalled up the affair just seven minutes after. The second half was a tussle until the bitter end but David McEvoy bundled in the winner in stoppage time as Knights climb to 9th.

CAPITAL TWO

The Gap Gators march on at the summit at they roundly thrashed Park Ridge in a staggering 14-0 result at Walton Bridge Reserve. Jamal Spelta was the star of the show scoring five.

Acacia Ridge stormed to a 4-1 home success over Pine Hills at Ron Proud Field. Juan Jaimes scored a brace taking his league tally to eight.

New Farm United had no problems on their trip north to Redcliffe PCYC coming away 5-0 winners to move up to third, just a point off the leaders.

Western Spirit recorded yet another win this time squeezing past Annerley at Kippen Park 1-0 to move two points clear of their opponents.

Brisbane Force ran riot on their venture to Dunlop Park trouncing Oxley United 4-1 to surge a up the ladder.

Ipswich City Bulls and Slacks Creek played out an epic at Sutton Park in a game which saw Creek steal the points in a 4-3 away win to claim their first maximum points of the season.

CAPITAL THREE

Virginia United shocked many as they breezed to a 4-0 win over top of the table Toowong at Albert Bishop Park inflicting the Phoenix’s first defeat of the season.

Tarragindi Tigers stole the points in a tight affair against Narangba at Esher Park coming away 1-0 winners to open up a six point gap over fourth place.

Mooroondu took the chocolates in their home encounter with Newmarket grinding out a 2-1 win to move up into fourth place.

AC Carina added another three points to their tally this time seeing off bottom of the table Ridge Hills United at the Brisbane Abruzzo Club.

Westside put on the perfect away performance as they took the spoils away at Jimboomba United 2-1 in a close game at Kurrajong Park.

Bardon Latrobe battled back from a goal down to sink Clairvaux 2-1 at Bowman Park in a game that saw all three goals bagged in the second stanza in a stellar event with the old boys celebrating the club’s 100th anniversary.

CAPITAL FOUR

Bethania remain top spot after they accounted for Greenbank 7-0 at Opperman Park on Saturday afternoon.

Caboolture meant business on their visit to Wakefield Park gliding to a 9-0 thrashing of struggling Brighton Bulldogs.

Samford Rangers romped to an emphatic 4-1 win over promotion hopefuls Deception Bay at the Parklands.

St George Willawong picked up another win on their promotion chase as they ran out 4-0 winners away at North Brisbane.

Kangaroo Point Rovers had the edge over Logan City Kings at Mark Mappas Oval coming away 3-2 winners all scored in the first period.

Springfield United were worthy winners on their excursion to Logan Village deservedly winning 3-1.

Logan Metro had the bye.

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