Brisbane Capital Leagues Review | Weekend 6-8 May

Merson Kean (@mersonk1)

The Divisions threw up its usual goals, thrashings and drama. Here is our take on proceedings.

CAPITAL ONE

North Star are the brand spanking new leaders after they helped themselves to all three points in the derby with a 2-1 win at Grange Thistle. The visitors came out like a greyhound and got their rewards when Nathan Knox tucked home the opener midway through the first period and a couple of minutes later Thomas Crawford bagged Star’s second. Grange put on a bit of a display in the second half but had to wait till the 88th minute for a Jake Taylor consolation.

Taringa Rovers returned to winning ways after they strolled to a 6-0 hammering of lowly Pine Rivers at Jack Speare Park. Omar Hamid was the shining light in a great home performance netting four of Rovers’ six goals, the other two coming from Daniel Burton and Rhys Jackson as Taringa sit second after round ten.

Moggill rescued a point from Souths United in a 1-1 draw at the Bellbowrie Sports Ground. Souths United opened the scoring in the 16th minute as George Smith found the back of the onion bag. Moggill kept fighting and when they were awarded a penalty in the 71st minute, Jonathan Stevenson made no mistake drilling home to earn a valuable point.

Bayside United were shown up by a resilient Southside Eagles 3-0 at Don Randall Oval on Saturday as they slumped to their fourth league defeat. Southside went in at the break two to the good after Joshua Falco and Jalen Rucker found the net and the score was rounded out in the second stanza as Zachary Foy got in on the act to earn Eagles yet another three points.

Brisbane Knights came from behind to claim all three points on their visit to Wolves FC on Friday night. Wolves opened the scoring in the tenth minute but just five minutes later Enric Palet levelled. The game was locked at one a piece up until the 64th minute when Ashley Shore scored the clincher for the Knights.

The two cellar dwellers Mount Gravatt and Centenary Stormers battled it out at Dittmer Park as both teams came away with a point in a 1-1 draw which did neither side any favours. Mount Gravatt didn’t waste any times in opening the scoring as Brandon Hewiston netted in the second minute and it took Stormers until the 70th minute to cancel that out when Keith Coombs scored a vital equaliser. The result leaves both outfits in the bottom two.

CAPITAL TWO

The Gap Gators helped themselves to another emphatic victory as they hit double digits for the second time this season in a 11-0 thrashing of Redcliffe PCYC to open up a two point gap on second place Acacia Ridge.

Acacia Ridge dropped another two vital points this time drawing out a scoreless blank away at Western Spirit.

Oxley United move up to fourth after they saw off Pine Hills 4-1 at Dunlop Park. Benjamin Clarke was the star of the show bagging a brace for United.

Annerley inflicted more misery on Slacks Creek at Elder Oval coming away 3-1 victors on Friday night in front of a healthy crowd.

Park Ridge stole all three points on their excursion to Brisbane Force coming away 1-0 winners. Timothy Knoblauch was the scorer for the Panthers.

Ipswich City Bulls and New Farm put on a great spectacle at Sutton Park as the crowd in attendance saw ten goals with the Bulls having the edge 6-4 to open up a six point gap over the relegation zone.

CAPITAL THREE

Virginia United’s unbeaten run continues after they accounted for Tarragindi Tigers 3-1 at Esher Street on Saturday as they maintain their three point margin at the summit.

Toowong were held to a 1-1 draw by AC Carina at the Abruzzo Club. The point leaves the Phoenix three points off of Virginia and Carina two points off the top four.

Clairvaux couldn’t take advantage of other sides slip ups as they drew out a 1-1 draw with Ridge Hills at the College.

Newmarket grinded out a hard fought 1-0 home success over Narangba to shift them up to fifth.

Mooroondu and Westside played out an entertaining contest at William Taylor Sports Ground as they drew 2-2.

Jimboomba were compounded to yet another defeat this time going down to Bardon Latrobe 4-2 at Bowman Park. The win for Latrobe moves them out of the relegation zone.

CAPITAL FOUR

Samford Rangers lead the way after they went to town on Brighton Bulldogs routing to a 11-0 thrashing.

St George Willawong leapfrog Bethania Rams into second after they defeated the Rams convincingly 6-0 at St George’s Park.

Caboolture returned to winning ways as they reigned supreme 10-3 over North Brisbane.

Deception Bay and Logan Metro played out a six goal thriller at Progress Park as they drew out a 3-3 draw.

Kangaroo Point Rovers sent out a statement to the rest of the league as they romped to a 9-1 home win over Springfield United.

Greenbank and Logan Village took away a point a piece after a 2-2 draw at Barry Whyte Field.

Logan City Kings had the bye.

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