Merson Kean (@mersonk1)
As we move into the second half of the season, results are starting to become even more crucial and the weekend saw plenty of shake ups up and down the divisions.
It’s Souths United who lead the way after week twelve coming from behind to beat North Star 2-1 at Wakerley Park on Saturday evening. In a cagey opening neither team could find their feet but it was Star who broke the deadlock after a mistake from the Souths defence let in Bradley Thompson who calmly finished. Souths came out fighting in the second and a two minute double from Harun Omerovic sunk Star and helped the hosts to three vital points.
Southside Eagles had the edge over Moggill 3-1 at Memorial Park. Eagles opened the scoring in the ninth minute through Joshua Falco who then doubled the hosts advantage from the penalty spot in the 40th minute. Moggill didn’t offer much going forward and they were punished again as Cameron Bretag put home for a third with twenty left on the clock. The visitors did have something to shout about as Adam Stacey bagged in the final minute but it was too little too late.
Taringa Rovers made sure of all three points as they defeated winless Mount Gravatt Hawks 2-1 at Jack Speare Park. Rovers opened up the scoring in the fourth minute from Nathan Schleemann and then prolific scorer Omar Hamid doubled the lead on the twenty minute mark. The score remained 2-0 until the 85th when Hawks pegged back a consolation to set up a grandstand finish but it wasn’t enough as Rovers stay third.
Centenary Stormers now have some breathing space over the relegation places after they helped themselves to an impressive 3-1 home win over Bayside United at Atthows Park. Stormers opened the scoring in the 15th minute via Fedja Mehinagic but Bayside brought it level on the half-hour mark. Centenary came away the eventual winners as first Jason Le in first half stoppage time and then Kelly Nystrom in the 51st netted to round out a great victory.
Grange Thistle and Brisbane Knights played out an epic at Lanham Park as they drew out a 3-3 spectacle. Knights were in dreamland after just four minutes as goals from Ashley Shore and Kristian Eskesen ensured they were two to the good. Thistle came back fighting and got their reward on thirty minutes through Paul Eigl but just six minutes late Eskesen added his second and Knights third to make sure Knights went into oranges with a two goal buffer. Thistle were not to be outdone and they fought back brilliantly in the second stanza with a second from Paul Eigl and an injury time equaliser from Samuel Xinis enough to make sure Thistle earned a point.
Pine Rivers bounced back fantastically to sink Wolves FC 3-1 at Wendy Allison Park. Wolves broke the deadlock in the 49th minute courtesy of a goal from Ajdin Salihovic but Rivers fought back to score three second half goals to win a heated affair that saw Bobby Irving red carded in stoppage time for the visitors.
The Gap Gators are going all out this year as they claimed another great victory this time accounting for Western Spirit 4-0 at Walton Bridge Reserve.
Acacia Ridge gave their promotion chances a huge boost as they hammered Ipswich City Bulls 4-0 to open out a three point lead over third place Annerley.
Annerley are up to third after they comfortably saw off New Farm 3-1 at New Farm Park on Saturday afternoon.
Oxley United were held to a point by cellar dwellers Redcliffe PCYC 1-1 at Talobilla Park with the point seeing Oxley drop out of the top four.
Brisbane Force remain in the top four hunt as they collected a much needed away win 3-1 at Pine Hills to sit just three points out of the four.
Slacks Creek and Park Ridge had to settle for a point a piece in a 1-1 draw at Usher Park.
Virginia United march on as they raced to a 4-1 win over strugglers Mooroondu at Albert Bishop Park. United hang on to their three point lead for another week.
Toowong grounded out another win this time seeing off Clairvaux 1-0 at Dunmore Park.
Tarragindi Tigers helped themselves to a 2-1 away day success over Bardon Latrobe to stay in the promotion hunt.
Westside make up the top four as they won their local derby over Newmarket 2-1 at Grovely Sports Ground.
Jimboomba and AC Carina shared the spoils at Kurrajong Park 2-2 with the point no good for either side.
Ridge Hills and Narangba’s Friday night encounter was postponed due to lighting issues at Stanley Day Park.
St George Willawong lead the way as they annihilated Samford Rangers 6-2 at St George’s Park to claim top spot.
Caboolture made no mistake as they romped to a 9-1 home success over Logan Metro.
North Brisbane glided to a 9-2 trouncing of Logan City Kings at Mark Mappas Oval.
Kangaroo Point Rovers enjoyed another three points this time seeing off Logan Village 4-0.
Greenbank shocked many as they earned a vital 4-1 win over top four challengers Deception Bay.
Springfield won away from home 4-3 over Brighton.
Bethania Rams had the bye.