Brisbane Capital Leagues Review | 17-19 June 2016

Merson Kean (@mersonk1)

It was a weekend that could prove pivotal in all of the respective ladders with goals galore, hat-tricks and drama in another instalment of the Capital Leagues.

CAPITAL ONE

Grange Thistle lead the way in Capital One after they annihilated Taringa Rovers 5-0 at Lanham Park on Saturday night. Thistle found themselves two goals to the good at the turn after goals from Samuel Xinis and Guy Brimrose and didn’t let up in the second period as Matt and Sam Hornby both added a goal. In the 82nd minute Andrew Shepherd rounded out the scoring for the win.

Bayside United accounted for Mount Gravatt Hawks 5-2 on Saturday night but had to do it the hard way. Hawks opened the scoring in the 16th minute but the lead was short lived as the hosts levelled three minutes later. Mount Gravatt had the wind in their sails and retook the lead in the 25th minute but again it was only a matter of minutes before Bayside drew level as both teams went into oranges locked at two each. Despite a topsy-turvy first period, there was only one side in the second half as Bayside ran out convincing 5-2 winners with goals in the 49th, 64th and 69th minutes.

Souths had the edge on Wolves FC at Wakerley Park 3-2 on Saturday night to keep their promotion aspirations alive. A first half hat-trick from Joshua Anderson saw Souths go in at the break with a three-goal lead. Wolves came out like a greyhound in the second period and managed to peg back two goals but despite a late attacking raid on the Souths goal just couldn’t find the much needed equaliser.

Brisbane Knights shocked the league as they hammered the pre weekend leaders Southside Eagles 4-1 away from home. Knights broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute from Jay Reid and picked up where they left off in the second stanza as Enric Palet, Lloyd Redfern and Claudio Romano opened up a four goal advantage heading into the final fifteen. Southside did pull one back in stoppage time from the penalty spot via Joshua Falco but the result sees Southside slump to fourth.

Moggill were big winners on their away visit to Pine Rivers as they cruised to a 5-2 win. Rivers opened the scoring in the opening stages but Michael Morrow cancelled that out to draw level before Thomas Webster put Moggill in front at the turn. Moggill ran away with proceedings in the second period as Morrow and a penalty from Charlie Spencer saw the visitors open up a three goal cushion but Rivers did peg another back but just minutes later Morrow rounded out his hat-trick to salvage a 5-2 win for Moggill.

North Star and Centenary Stormers will have to wait for another day after the weather got the better of the O’Callaghan Park field.

CAPITAL TWO

Brisbane Force and The Gap Gators played out a great second half at CJ Greenfield Reserve. After a scoreless first half, The Gap lead twice in the second stanza but were pegged back both times as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Acacia Ridge made no mistake on their away trip to Park Ridge as they came away 4-1 winners to move back into second spot on goal difference.

Western Spirit came away with the chocolates in the derby 3-2 over Ipswich City Bulls with the win putting Spirit back into the top four,whilst City drift down to eighth.

Oxley United picked up their eighth win of the campaign away at Slacks Creek 2-1 to keep their top four hopes alive.

New Farm United v Pine Hills and Annerley v Redcliffe PCYC games were postponed due to the adverse weather conditions on Sunday.

CAPITAL THREE

Virginia United kept up their perfect unbeaten season by romping to a 7-1 away day victory over Clairvaux.

Toowong lost top spot as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Westside at Dunmore Park on Saturday night.

Tarragindi Tigers and Newmarket had to settle for a share of the spoils as they played out a 2-2 draw at Esher Street.

Jimboomba United claimed all three points on their long hike north to Narangba coming away 1-0 winners at the Narangba Sporting Complex.

Ridge Hills and Mooroondu may be the cellar dwellers of the division but they played out a cracker at Stanley Day Park as Mooroondu snuck away 3-2 victors to keep their survival dream alive.

Bardon Latrobe and AC Carina’s much anticipated clash at Perry Park fell foul to the weather.

CAPITAL FOUR

Caboolture opened fire on Kangaroo Point Rovers dispatching the inner city side 6-1 at Grant Road Sportsground to remain top of the ladder.

St George Willawong triumphed 7-2 over Springfield United on Friday night to keep themselves on Caboolture’s tails.

Samford Rangers rounded out a 7-0 perfect away display on their visit to Logan Village the win keeps them third.

Bethania Rams came away 3-1 winners on their short trip to Logan Metro with the win seeing them move up to fourth.

Deception Bay edged out Brighton Bulldogs 4-3 at Progress Park in an epic on Saturday night. The win puts Bay fifth while the Bulldogs languish in last.

Logan City Kings scraped past Greenbank on their away visit to Barry Whyte Field coming away 3-2 victors.

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