After a competitions-wide week off, Capalaba's FQPL side faced third place Mitchelton FC at home on Saturday night. With both teams eager to win to continue the battle for both promotion spots, it was a must win if they were looking to be in the NPL next season.
With leading goalscorer Stuart Edgar out with a dislocated AC joint, the Bulldogs had to find new ways to score and it showed that it was no trouble for two high profile players.
Six minutes into the game the Bulldogs took the lead thanks to a tap in from the centre of the box by Nathan Yoon which kept their lead for the whole first half. Carter Glockner equalised for Mitchelton in the 53rd minute, but it was a goal of the season contender from Capalaba's Ryan Cokell that sealed the three points for Capalaba in the 81st minute.
Capalaba's FQPL head coach David Booth was happy with the final result but said the team should be scoring more.
"It was a tough one, they weren't going to come here and just let us have it," Booth said.
"We probably should have scored some of those really easy finishes.
"We dropped a little bit with Stuart Edgar out and Josh Sherwood away but we played Bryan O'Connor who's only 17 years old and I thought we were excellent."
The competition has another week of and the Bulldogs will travel to Wakerly Park on June 15 for a a game against Souths United. Capalaba currently sits in first place on the ladder on 24 points with Logan sitting on 22 points but with a game in hand against Rochedale Rovers.
Capalaba's NPLW side took no time to get back into the action when they travelled to the Sunshine Coast to play the Wanderers who are currently struggling on the bottom end of the ladder.
Abbey Lloyd made the most of the trip grabbing a hat trick, while Lauren Wockner, Eloise Wadsworth and Sachiko Tatsuoka all grabbed a goal as well but it was not just Capalaba players that shined with Wanderers goalkeeper Murphy Sheaff making an amazing 12 saves in the match truly minimising damage for the coast side.
Capalaba's NPLW head coach Daniel Baker is still adamant there is more the team can be doing.
"It was a good win, but we missed quite a few chances to add to the score line," Baker said.
"We need to work on being more clinical with the chances we create.
"Otherwise, I thought we were excellent. Away games with long travel are never easy and the conditions didn't help."
Capalaba continue to sit in third place behind Lions and Moreton Bay and Souths not far behind them.
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