Brisbane Capital Leagues Round 8 Review

Merson Kean (@mersonk1)

This week features a classic comeback, shock results and goals galore as the leagues start to take shape.

CAPITAL ONE

Bayside United top the table after week eight after they embarrassed Moggill at Don Randall Oval as they sailed to a 5-0 thrashing. Bayside stamped their intent on the game from the get-go and went into the break two to the good before rounding out the scoring in the second stanza to add another three points to their ever-growing tally.

Taringa Rovers dropped their first three points of the season after they went down 2-1 to Brisbane Knights at Jack Speare Park. Brisbane Knights grabbed the opener in the 40th minute via Enric Palet and just fourteen minutes into the second period Lloyd Redfern doubled the visitors advantage. Taringa were reduced to ten men in the 71st but Michael Leach did pull back a consolation in the 78th minute for Rovers but it was too little, too late.

Souths United illustrated the perfect comeback as they came back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Grange Thistle on Saturday evening. Grange found themselves two up at the break via a double from Andrew Shepherd but Harun Omerovic of Souths went one better after the break scoring a fifteen minute hat-trick to turn the game on its head. Souths didn’t let up and added a fourth from the penalty spot which was cooly tucked away by Joshua Anderson and after Jacob Alexander’s dismissal in the 79th, Souths had to see out the game with just ten men.

North Star are up to fifth after a 4-1 demolition of Wolves FC at Carmichael Park. Star went in at the break with a two goal advantage after Nathan Knox and Jordan Maxwell got themselves on the scoresheet. North Star didn’t seem to hold back and scored a further two in the second stanza from Thomas Laxton and a second from Jordan Maxwell but they did concede a consolation as Khris Hammock bagged an 80th minute goal for the Wolves.

Mount Gravatt Hawks earned their first point of the campaign as they came from two goals down to claim a point against Southside Eagles in a 2-2 draw. Southside Eagles opened the scoring in the 30th minute through Joshua Falco and just eighteen into the second Zachary Foy doubled Eagles lead. Mount Gravatt played with a never say die attitude and got their rewards as first Jacob O’Brien netted then in stoppage time Bradeck Jasch levelled to send the home crowd into raptures and maybe something to build on for the basement club.

Pine Rivers made it back to back league wins as they stormed to a 4-1 home thrashing of Centenary Stormers who are still yet to win a league game. Rivers had a two goal buffer at the turn and were comfortable throughout continuing the scoring in the second half. That win moves Rivers up to 8th whilst Stormers remain on one point in 11th.

CAPITAL TWO

The Gap Gators remain unbeaten after they inflicted Pine Hills third defeat of the season coming away 4-0 winners to maintain their three point lead.

Acacia Ridge recorded a 9-1 victory on their trip north to Redcliffe PCYC. The win keeps them right on The Gators tails.

It was a third v fourth clash as Western Spirit and New Farm took to the field and Spirit came away 7-0 victors.

Brisbane Force and Slacks Creek‘s match was postponed due to the Brisbane Roar’s A-League semi.

Oxley United took advantage of Park Ridge’s defensive woes to record a 2-1 home win and move up to sixth in the process.

Annerley put Ipswich City Bulls to the sword on their visit to Sutton Park running out 5-1 convincing winners to give their promotion chances some hope.

CAPITAL THREE

Virginia United continue on their quest for promotion as they picked up another three points this time edging out Jimboomba United 3-2 at Albert Bishop Park.

Toowong kept the pressure on with a 4-1 away win over Bardon Latrobe. The win keeps the Phoenix within one point of the leaders.

Tarragindi Tigers slipped to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Westside at Esher Street on Saturday evening losing more ground on the top two in the process.

Clairvaux closed the gap on AC Carina to one point after accounting for them 2-1 on Thursday night at the Abruzzo Club.

Newmarket claimed a vital three points as they put pay to bottom of the table and winless Ridge Hills 3-1 at McCook Park.

Narangba United meant business on their trip to Mooroondu collecting a 4-0 away day win to shift them up to ninth and give them some much needed confidence.

CAPITAL FOUR

Bethania Rams took advantage of others misfortune surging to a 3-1 win over Kangaroo Point Rovers to move top of the pile.

Caboolture dropped their first points of the season as they drew out a 3-3 thriller with Samford Rangers at the Parklands.

Deception Bay managed a 2-1 away day success on their excursion to Springfield United.

Logan City Kings helped themselves to a 4-1 triumph over Brighton Bulldogs at Wakefield Park.

North Brisbane and Logan Metro couldn’t be separated at Prentice Park as they drew out a 1-1 draw.

Logan Village were on the end of a drubbing as St George Willawong cruised to an 8-0 win to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Greenbank had the bye.

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