A WET weekend didn't sour the mood for Capalaba FC as their NPL Men's side shocked defending Champions Lions FC 3-2 on Monday night.
With the match rescheduled from its original Saturday night kick-off due to rain, the Bulldogs adapted best to the soggy conditions at Max Haynes Field with a three goal first half blitz that stunned their opponents.
Omar Sidiqi and Alistair Davis scored their first goals of the season, while Tarig Hammad netted his second goal in as many games in a textbook counter-attacking display from the hosts.
Lions fought back in the second half with a pair of consolatory strikes, but were repeatedly frustrated by a man of the match performance from Bulldogs goalkeeper Matty Carr.
The result marks the first win of the season for David McEvoy's side and lifts them to the middle of a congested NPL Queensland table.
Midfielder Tim Morgan said while some may have been surprised by the result, the team believed they could match it with any team in the league.
"We went into the game against Lions with a lot to prove," he said, referencing his side's opening round defeat to Sunshine Coast Wanderers the week before.
"It may seem like an upset to some but we know there are plenty more wins yet to come."
The Bulldogs will now seek to follow-up their breakthrough win with further success on the road as they head to Perry Park on Sunday evening to tackle the winless Brisbane Strikers.
The Bulldogs' Women's side were not as fortunate with their reschedule as their opening round fixture against The Gap FC, originally slated for Saturday night, was again washed-out on Tuesday night.
They will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon when they travel to CTM Stadium to face NPL Women's newcomers Brisbane City.