Capalaba Bulldogs FC notch crucial women's away win against Souths United in National Premier League

STANDOUT PERFORMANCE: Larissa Crummer scored her fourth goal in three matches against Souths United. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

STANDOUT PERFORMANCE: Larissa Crummer scored her fourth goal in three matches against Souths United. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

CAPALABA FC have stormed into the National Premier League's women's top three following a 1-0 win over Souths United.

Despite creating numerous scoring chances in the end-to-end contest, the Bulldogs had to wait until the closing minutes to seal their fourth straight league win at Wakerley Park.

High profile recruit Larissa Crummer again proved the difference for Archie Kahondo's side, heading home her fourth goal in three matches from a corner in the 88th minute.

The former Matildas World Cup and Olympics star had proved a handful from the get-go and had seen an earlier second half strike cannon off the crossbar.

The result marks just the second clean sheet in the league this season for the Bulldogs as they continue their march up the standings into a season's best third position.

They now turn their attention to the Kappa Women's Super Cup knockout competition, when they host Ipswich Knights on Wednesday night at Max Haynes Field.

LOCAL RIVALS: Capalaba took on Redlands United on Friday night, coming away disappointed. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

LOCAL RIVALS: Capalaba took on Redlands United on Friday night, coming away disappointed. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

On Friday night, the Bulldogs' men's side continued their up-and-down campaign after succumbing to Redlands United in the Bayside Derby.

The Red Devils prevailed 3-1 at Compass Grounds, with the largely ineffectual Bulldogs' only consolation coming from a late goal to Russell Parker.

However, the damage had already been done by the hosts with Carlton Westerdale and Guilherme Santana adding to Salomon Lukonga's first half opener to claim the points.

The win was Redlands' first-ever over the Bulldogs in the National Premier Leagues, where the Bulldogs remain in eighth position - four points clear of their local rivals.

David McEvoy's side's next test comes against Gold Coast United at home this Saturday night.