Issy Ward stars as Capalaba Bulldogs continue winning run with 1-0 win over Olympic FC

CAPALABA Bulldogs have extended their unbeaten run to eight matches in the National Premier Leagues women's competition with a shut-out win over Olympic FC.

GOOD RUN: Angela Maher makes a run for Capalaba Bulldogs, who are unbeaten in their last eight games. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

GOOD RUN: Angela Maher makes a run for Capalaba Bulldogs, who are unbeaten in their last eight games. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

The Bulldogs prevailed in an arm wrestle at Max Haynes Field as they downed their lower-table opponents 1-0 on Friday night to firm their position in the top four.

Fullback Issy Ward was the hero for the fourth-placed Bulldogs, delivering the decisive goal in the 66th minute to keep pace with league-leaders Lions FC.

Despite taking the field without W-League goalkeeper Georgina Worth, the Bulldogs held firm at the back to record a third clean sheet in five games.

The result holds the Bulldogs in good stead as they face Olympic again on Tuesday night at Yeronga in their Kappa Women's Super Cup round of 16 tie.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs men's side succumbed to their fifth straight league defeat as they fell 3-0 to defending Premiers Peninsula Power in Redcliffe.

TALENTED GROUP: Capalaba Bulldogs celebrate a goal against Olympic FC. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

TALENTED GROUP: Capalaba Bulldogs celebrate a goal against Olympic FC. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

Despite unsettling the hosts with their high-intensity defence early - and midfielder Tim Morgan being denied an early opener by the crossbar - the Bulldogs were eventually worn down by the undefeated Power.

Joshua Woolley opened accounts for the Power shortly after the half-hour, before Andy Pengelly struck twice in the second half to seal the result for the hosts.

Coach David McEvoy said he expected results to better reflect his team's efforts in coming rounds.

"We are getting better every week but unfortunately the results are not showing it right now," McEvoy said.

The Bulldogs drop one place to eleventh position on the competition table ahead of next Saturday's home clash with Eastern Suburbs.

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