Olympic FC advance to promotion to NPL women’s competition
Olympic FC need a win over Western Pride this weekend to secure promotion to the NPL women’s competition in 2022.
Meanwhile, the top four clubs in the NPL all play at the end of the regular season.
Football finals are now confirmed for Lions FC, Capalaba FC, Gold Coast United and Eastern Suburbs.
The big question is whether Capalaba FC or Gold Coast United will secure home ground advantage for their semi-final next weekend.
If Capalaba loses to the Lions this weekend and Gold Coast beats Easts, Capalaba will drop to third place and will have to play away in the semi-finals.
Elsewhere, QAS face Souths United after last weekend’s resounding victory over Capalaba FC.
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Western Pride vs. Olympic FC
Do or die for Western Pride this Saturday night at Briggs Road as they take on league leaders Olympic FC.
Pride must beat the Olympics and hope for the results to materialize next weekend in order to stay in the race for promotion to NPL next season.
Olympic, who are currently two points clear at the top of the ladder, will enter the game as a favorite.
But the last time the two teams met, in May, Pride came back from a goal to snatch a 2-1 victory.
Ipswich club are hoping for a repeat of that performance as they fight to maintain their promotion hopes.
Saturday October 8, 4:30 p.m.
Briggs Road Sports Complex, Flinders View
Gold Coast United vs. Eastern Suburbs
Gold Coast United, third, will host Eastern Suburbs this Saturday with a home semi-final up for grabs.
Gold Coast lost 4-1 last weekend to Lions, but Capalaba’s loss to QAS gave them the opportunity to take second place.
Easts, meanwhile, just won a 1-1 draw with the Sunshine Coast Wanderers last weekend.
The last time these two teams met, in the first round, Gold Coast scored three unanswered goals ahead of Easts.
But so much has changed since then and Easts will be looking for a confidence win ahead of their semi-final against the Lions next weekend.
Sunday October 9, 4:45 p.m.
Coplicks Family Sports Park, Tallebudgera
Amy Gunston (Lions FC): Scored the first and last goal in Lions’ 4-1 win over Gold Coast last weekend.
Meaghan McElligott (Western Pride): The Pride forward ended an outstanding season by signing for the Brisbane Roar A-League women’s team this week.
Allira Toby (Olympic FC): The Olympic forward netted a brace against Mitchelton last weekend to help her side win 2-0.
Ellen Gett (QAS): Scored two goals last weekend as QAS beat Capalaba 3-1.
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Picture: Olympic FC