Heavy defeats deliver reality check for Capalaba Bulldogs

WET WEATHER: Amy Chapman battles in the soggy weather. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

WET WEATHER: Amy Chapman battles in the soggy weather. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

CAPALABA FC have endured a frustrating weekend as both Men's and Women's sides fell to heavy defeats in the National Premier Leagues.

On Saturday night, the injury-depleted Women's side were humbled 4-0 by defending NPL Women's Champions Lions FC at Lions Stadium.

The hosts effectively wrapped up the points by half-time on the back of Tegan Riding's quick-fire double and an injury time strike to Shea Connors.

As heavy rain set in, the Bulldogs steadied the ship in the second half but conceded again in the final seconds as Amy Gunston iced the result for the hosts.

The result marks the second straight defeat for the Bulldogs Women in the league as they play catch-up on their rivals after weeks of postponed fixtures played havoc with their season start.

The Bulldogs were without inspirational skipper Billie Murphy for the clash, but found a bright spot with former Melbourne Victory striker Whitney Knight making her first appearance off the season off the bench.

On Sunday night, the Bulldogs Men's side also found themselves on the wrong end of a lopsided scoreline as they succumbed 6-1 to Brisbane Roar Youth at Max Haynes Field.

Cyrus Dehmie's second half hat-trick did the bulk of the damage for the Young Roar, while Eli Adams, Joshua Moreland, and Brandon Mcmorrow also chimed in.

The Bulldogs sole bright spot came in the final minutes when full back Fernando Perez Rodriguez scored his first goal of the season with a pin-point free-kick.

The result ends a two-match winning run for the Men's side, who return to action against bottom-placed Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday night at Perry Park in a match-up that will prove crucial in this year's fight to avoid relegation.

SCORE: Fernando Perez Rodriguez scored his first goal of season for the men. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

SCORE: Fernando Perez Rodriguez scored his first goal of season for the men. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

To that end, David McEvoy's side have added significant depth to their playing ranks in recent days with the addition of goalkeeper Tomi Mesaric, midfielder Luis Diaz and defender Jahya McKeown to the squad.

The Men's side's next opponents in the FFA Cup will also be determined on Wednesday night as Mitchelton FC and Surfers Paradise Apollo clash in a rescheduled Round 4 fixture.