It was a rough night for the Capalaba Bulldogs FQPL side on Saturday night who lost their position on top of the table to Rochedale Rovers in an exciting match.
A poor first half from the home side meant Rochedale opened early with a penalty in the 20th minute from a handball in the box which allowed Jonathan Mckain to open the scoring for Rochedale and only ten minutes later, Rhys Breagan takes a powerful shot that goalkeeper Kurtis Goodwin was unable to stop.
Second half saw a resurgence from the Bulldogs with the first goal coming in the 54th minute from a Ryo Ono penalty, which saw Christian Carbone brought down in the box, but Rochedale were able to get a third with a second from Breagan in the 79th minute and Stuart Edgar was able to get a second one for Capalaba with a excellent header but it was not enough to find any points in the match.
Capalaba head coach was unhappy with the result, especially in the first half.
"I'm disappointed really, all three goals were pretty average, their counter-attack from someone switching off and they would just get behind us and their last goal, completely unmarked in the box," Booth said.
"In the second half we talked about keeping the ball and getting it into their half, we scored and then we scored again but you can't give goals away like that.
"We need to deliver a better performance than that and not concede average goals. The only thing in that game was three average goals."
Capalaba will be looking for a quick turnaround as they again face Rochedale this weekend thanks to weird fixturing that sees teams playing each other back to back. The result drops Capalaba to second place after Logan Lightning were able to secure three points despite being down to 10 men from a red card in the 5th minute of the match. Rochedale now sits third only, three points behind Capalaba with a bad result could see the teams swapping positions.
Capalaba will be looking for a quick turnaround as they again face Rochedale this weekend thanks to weird fixturing that sees teams playing each other back to back.
The Capalaba women had a better result on Sunday against Eastern Suburbs which helped fixate their position in the top three.
It was a quick goal very early into the first half for Eastern Suburbs who opened the scoring through Jessica Gibson but it was Capalaba who opened the gates with Mikaela DiSavia equalising in the 24th minute with a cross into the middle and placing it into the back of the nets. Second half saw Sachiko Tatsuoka take two goals with the first in the 53rd minute in a mess in the box and somehow finding the net and her second in the 72nd minute with an easy goal to confirm the three points for Capalaba.
Head coach for the NPLW side Daniel Baker had mixed feelings about the result.
"The first half was poor, it was a really poor half from the side especially the first 15 to 20 minutes," he said
"You have to give credit to Easts because they came out strong, it could have easily being two nil in the first half.
"Second half we came out and we did better than them and that's what we should have done from the first minute but it's good to see we can react to it."
Capalaba keeps their position on the table for now and will now face Brisbane Roar/NTC which their previous result was a 3 - 0 to Capalaba in the first round of the 2019 NPLW.