Merson Kean (@mersonk1)
Round seven in the Capital Leagues dished up goals, goal, and even more goals with nine goal thrillers and controversy abounding. Here is our take on proceedings.
Taringa Rovers made it six from six as they got the edge over Southside Eagles at Memorial Park 2-1. Goals from Omar Hamid and Scott Dickson either side of the break was enough to secure another three points.
Bayside fell to their second defeat of the campaign this time going down 4-1 to Grange Thistle. Bayside were in front early through Patrick Theodore but Grange completed the turn around before the break as they went into oranges 2-1. Bayside picked up two red cards midway through the second stanza and that compounded their issues as Thistle scored a further two times to round out the result.
Souths raced to a 6-2 triumph over Centenary Stormers as they move up to fourth. Souths went into an early lead via Jacob Alexander but an own goal from Camilo Vargas shortly after brought the hosts back down to earth. Souths made sure they went on to lead at the break with goals from Harun Omerovic and Joshua Anderson going in 3-1 leaders. Stormers came out fighting and got their reward from Keegan Bright but goals from Joshua Anderson and a double from George Smith made sure Souths added another three points to their tally.
Moggill inflicted more pain on Wolves FC as they produced a 3-1 home win. Moggill opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time from Kisuke Uga but straight after the restart Sandro Rajikovic brought Wolves level. Nicholas Whitehouse put on a last five minutes to be proud of for Moggill scoring two to sink the Tingalpa-based club.
North Star returned to winning ways as they stormed to a 4-0 demolition of Mount Gravatt Hawks at O’Callaghan Park. Star scored two in either half, the goals courtesy of Thomas Crawford, Joel Callaghan and a double from Jordan Maxwell that clinched a vital three points and still leaves the Hawks without a victory and stranded at the bottom of the ladder.
Pine Rivers put last weekend’s horror show behind them as they bounced back to hammer Brisbane Knights 4-1. Rivers put on a spectacle of a first half racing to a three goal lead from Danny Spencer, Ben Smith and Thomas Parker. Rivers weren’t done and in the second period Cameron Scott bagged to make it 4-0 but the Knights made sure they grabbed a consolation.
The Gap Gators kept up their fine start to the season this time blowing away New Farm United 6-1 at Walton Bridge Reserve with the win keeping them top on goal difference.
Brisbane Force have been in a blinding bit of form and that continued this weekend as they saw off Ipswich City 2-0 at CJ Greenfield Reserve.
Western Spirit and Park Ridge drew out a 1-1 draw at Hubner Park, the point leaves Spirit in fourth whilst Ridge linger just outside the relegation zone.
Annerley dropped another three points this time succumbing to Oxley United at Elder Oval 2-0. The defeat leaves them just one point above Oxley in sixth.
Acacia Ridge and Slacks Creek drew a blank at Usher Park as the game petered out into a 0-0 draw but it will be seen as two points dropped for Ridge.
Pine Hills claimed a 3-1 victory at home to Redcliffe PCYC.
Virginia United’s march on at the summit of the division continued as they edged out Westside 3-2 at the Grovely Sports Ground.
Toowong returned to winning ways as they romped to a 5-1 thrashing of Tarragindi Tigers to open up a three point lead over the Tigers in second spot.
AC Carina and Newmarket shared the spoils at McCook Park as they played out a 1-1 draw.
Jimboomba United and Ridge Hills played out an epic nine goal thriller at Stanley Day Park with Jimboomba winning 5-4 to move up to fifth.
Mooroondu slipped to their fourth defeat of the season this time going down 3-1 to Clairvaux at Mackillop College.
Bardon Latrobe put on a fine display at Narangba coming away with the chocolates in a 2-1 win.
Caboolture top the division after they showed what they are capable of as they hammered Bethania Rams 5-0 at Grant Road Sportsground. That win sees the Snakes leapfrog Bethania.
St George Willawong are up to third after they accounted for Logan City Kings 3-0 on Friday night.
Samford Rangers notched double figures on their road trip to Greenbank winning 11-2 and keeping their 100% start in tact.
Logan Metro recorded a convincing 5-0 victory over Springfield United to shift themselves up to sixth.
North Brisbane ended a winless drout to take care of Logan Village Falcons 3-1 away from home.
Brighton Bulldogs triumphed in a nine goal thriller 6-3 over Kangaroo Point Rovers at Raymond Park.
Deception Bay had the bye.