Capalaba Bulldogs men's and women's teams gear up for Gold Coast games after wet weekend

CAPALABA FC are taking the recent wet weather in their stride despite it playing havoc with their National Premier Leagues schedule.

SKIPPER: Bulldogs men's captain Tristan Hugo will lead the team against Gold Coast Knights this Sunday. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

SKIPPER: Bulldogs men's captain Tristan Hugo will lead the team against Gold Coast Knights this Sunday. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

The Bulldogs men's and women's teams both saw their fixtures last weekend - against Brisbane Strikers and The Gap FC respectively - scuttled by heavy rainfall across the south-east.

The rescheduled midweek dates were also called off as playing fields failed to recover in time.

The wash-outs come after the previous round of matches was also impacted by rain, although the men's side did manage a rescheduled fixture where they dramatically upset defending champions Lions FC.

The Bulldogs Women's team last played over a fortnight ago in the Kappa Women's Super Cup, and are now the only team in the NPL Women's competition yet to play a fixture this season.

GAFFER: Capalaba Bulldogs men's coach David McEvoy. The side had their weekend match washed out. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

GAFFER: Capalaba Bulldogs men's coach David McEvoy. The side had their weekend match washed out. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

They are slated to face off against defending premiers and current league leaders Gold Coast United on Saturday at Coplick Sports Park, Tallebudgera.

Women's coach Archie Kahondo said he had done everything he could to ensure his side were ready for their biggest test of the season to date.

"We were looking to build on our cup win, so the rain has been frustrating," he said.

"It presents rescheduling challenges and reduced recovery periods from mid-week games but all we can do is continue what we are doing, maintain our fitness and be ready to play at any second.

"Nonetheless, the girls are itching to get on the park and we are looking forward to getting our first hit out this weekend."

The Men's side are also scheduled to face off against in-form opposition on the glitter strip this weekend when they travel to Croatian Sports Centre to tackle fourth-placed Gold Coast Knights on Sunday.

Men's coach David McEvoy said he had been ably assisted by his support staff as he adapted training and preparations for the clash.

"The wet weather has been a challenge but it is one we are up for in terms of scheduling and training," he said.

"We have a great backroom staff working hard to ensure we are mentally and physically prepared no matter what nature throws at us this season."

A win for the Men's team against Knights could potentially lift them into the competition's top four finals frame for the first time ever in the NPL.

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