Merson Kean (@mersonk1)
Halfway through the season for the majority of the teams across the league. Who’s in good position entering into the critical second part of the season? Let’s look back at what happened over the weekend.
North Star remain in the box seat at the halfway after they narrowly saw off Moggill 1-0 at O’Callaghan Park with a 75th minute strike from Bradley Thompson enough to claim all three points.
Souths United had the edge over Taringa Rovers as they moved up to second after securing a 1-0 home win. The result leaves Rovers down in fourth after a rocky few weeks.
Southside Eagles kept up their great run after they saw off Grange Thistle 1-0 at Memorial Park on Friday night. A penalty on the stroke of halftime from Joshua Falco ensured the Eagles go in to their huge cup clash with Brisbane Strikers full of confidence.
Bayside United returned to winning ways after they accounted for Brisbane Knights at the Knights Complex with goals courtesy of Marc Brocklehurst and John Thompson.
Centenary Stormers picked themselves out of the relegation zone on Friday night when they beat Wolves FC 2-1 at Atthows Park. Wolves opened up the scoring just after the restart but that was cancelled out by Jason Le in the 51st minute before Kelly Nystrom won it in stoppage time to send the small crowd wild.
Pine Rivers and Mount Gravatt Hawks haven’t had much fortune this year and they both had to settle for a point when they met on Saturday night in a 1-1 draw. The game was a dour affair for large spells but it came to life in the 86th minute when Ben Smith nabbed what looked like to be a Rivers winner but Daniel Morcus had other ideas levelling in stoppage time for the Hawks.
The Gap Gators march on as they recorded yet another win, this time comfortably beating Slacks Creek 3-1 at Usher Park to open up a five point gap at the summit.
Acacia Ridge lost ground on The Gap after they slumped to a 2-0 home defeat to Oxley United at Ron Proud Field.
Western Spirit have levelled points with Acacia Ridge after they demolished Redcliffe PCYC 6-3 at Talobilla Park.
Annerley romped to a 5-1 away victory at Park Ridge to remain in promotion contention.
Ipswich City picked up another vital three points as they impressively defeating Pine Hills 4-2 at James Drysdale Reserve.
Brisbane Force were too strong for New Farm in a 3-1 victory.
Virginia United’s great run continues after they defeated Bardon Latrobe 4-2 at Albert Bishop Park. The win keeps United top of the tree.
Toowong had the edge in a gritty 1-0 display over Newmarket to remain on Virginia’s tail.
Narangba put pay to Clairvaux shutting them out 2-0 at the Narangba Sports Complex on Saturday night.
Jimboomba United made no mistake at home to Mooroondu clinching a well earned 2-1 win.
Westside and AC Carina drew a blank at the Grovely Sports Ground 0-0 in a Friday night encounter with the point not helping either side’s cause.
Tarragindi Tigers retained third spot after accounting for Ridge Hills 4-1
Samford Rangers maintain their top spot after clinching a 2-0 home success over Bethania Rams at the Parklands.
St George Willawong came away victorious on their away trip to Deception Bay running out 4-2 winners to move up to second.
Caboolture rallied to a 7-0 away win over Logan Village at Big River Country Park to move up a place in the ladder.
Logan Metro got the better of Greenbank in a ten goal thriller as Metro stormed to a 6-4 win.
North Brisbane claimed all three points in their home clash with Kangaroo Point Rovers 3-0 at Prentice Park.
Springfield United returned to winning ways seeing off Logan City Kings 3-1 at Woodcrest College.
Brighton Bulldogs had the bye.