Capalaba Bulldogs nail down NPL finals spot after 4-0 win against Souths United

CAPALABA FC's star-studded NPL women's team are finals bound once again after a sixth straight win on Saturday against Souths United.

BIG WIN: Capalaba FC celebrate a goal. They are finals bound after defeating Souths United 4-0. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

BIG WIN: Capalaba FC celebrate a goal. They are finals bound after defeating Souths United 4-0. Photo: Alan Minifie/Capalaba FC

The Bulldogs stormed to the 4-0 result over their fifth-placed opponents to secure their third consecutive semi finals appearance in the state's top tier women's competition.

Whitney Knight led the returns with her first brace of the campaign for the Bulldogs, striking a goal in each half in a player of the match performance.

Red hot attacker Amber Simms also chimed in shortly after half-time to lift her season's tally to six goals in the past four matches.

Youngster Clementine Rousseau wrapped up the win with her maiden senior goal for the club in the closing minutes.

Goalkeeper Georgie Worth, recently signed to Brisbane Roar for the upcoming W-League season, also stood tall to secure the clean sheet with a second-half penalty save.

The result extended the second-placed Bulldogs lead over the fifth-placed Souths to 11 points with three match remaining, meaning Archie Kahondo's side can now finish no lower than fourth on the table.

In contrast there was heartbreak for the Bulldogs men's side on Sunday as they succumbed to a controversial injury time strike against league-leaders Peninsula Power.

Josh Woolley struck in the 92nd minute to secure the Power a 1-0 win, despite calls for a handball in the build-up going unheeded.

Elsewhere, 2020 Bulldogs men's goalkeeper Michael Weier has signed for A-League club Newcastle Jets for the upcoming season.

The 24-year-old was instrumental for the Bulldogs last year as the newly-promoted side avoided relegation in their inaugural NPL men's season.

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