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Match of the round:

Friday May 12, 7:30pm – Coorparoo Vs. UQ (Giffin Park, Coorparoo)

Friday night footy is here! For the first time this year Coorparoo will play host to UQ for their ‘Friday Night Bites’ which will feature live music and some of Brisbane’s most popular feeds. Both sides are coming off round five victories, with Coorparoo putting Zillmere to the sword and UQ getting the win over Grange in a tight contest. Nicole Hildebrand was outstanding last week for UQ and will be crucial in the role of half-back once again when she comes up against the likes of Emma Zielke and company.

For Coorparoo, Brooke Spence and Rachel Crack have started their seasons well and will be important for the Kings on the inside. Coorparoo will be looking to play this one on their terms by holding possession and using the footy smartly so UQ will need to be prepared to make a contest and win the ball at ground level if they are to come away on top. This should be a cracking game and this pundit is predicting the Kings to win by two goals.

Follow all the action with our live blog from 7:15pm here.

Old friends:

Brisbane Lions AFLW captain Emma Zielke will be taking on her former club UQ for the first time this year. Zielke went across to UQ last season along with Coorparoo premiership teammates Megan Hunt, Danie Herdman and Emma Pittman. After one season with the club, Zielke made the switch back to the Kings but will now go toe-to-toe with some familiar faces. Expect there to be no love lost between the ex-teammates as they do battle in opposite colours, and if we’re lucky we might even see Zielke and Hunt given the job on one-another at some stage.


Roos ready for Gorilla warfare:

Maroochydore will host the Wilston Grange Gorillas this weekend in what is shaping up to be a match that could go either way. The Roos were valiant in defeat last week against the reigning premiers Coolangatta and managed to keep pace for two and a half quarters before falling away. Plenty of lessons would have come out of that match and Maroochydore coach Stu Jackson has set his sights on playing with consistency and putting in a complete four-quarter effort this weekend.

Grange will be building from their loss last week, where they managed to come back from a scoreless first quarter to get within seven points of UQ at one stage. Jordan Membrey is still out of the side with injury but the Gorillas get a valuable boost with ex-QLD U18 representative Gabby Mooney back in the side. Buckle up, because this one could go down to the wire.

The Devils you know:

Yeronga coach Scott Stephens has made nine changes from his victorious side over UQ two weeks ago. All Yeronga’s Lions representatives except Jade Ransfield have been rested for their matchup against Zillmere, opening the door for a wave of players to come into the side for the opportunity to get a taste of senior footy. With so many fresh faces in the side, the Devils will have no room for complacency and need to make sure they are gelling well as a team early if they are to overcome the Eagles.

Round 6 Matches:
Friday May 12

7:30pm – Coorparoo Vs. University of Queensland

Venue: Coorparoo – Giffin Park

Saturday May 13

4:45pm – Maroochydore Vs. Wilston Grange

Venue: Maroochydore Multisports Complex – Oval 1

4:45pm – Zillmere Vs. Yeronga South Brisbane

Venue: Zillmere – O’Callaghan Park
BYE: Coolangatta Tweed

By Josh Cheadle
Twitter: @JoshCheadle20


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