Maroochydore vs. Aspley
Aspley will try to upset a dominant Maroochydore side in their own backyard this week.
Both are coming off a loss and should be eager to get good performances on the board.
Maroochydore is out to continue the good run of form from the past few weeks and a win can boost them into second place on the ladder.
The Hornets have played good footy all season but the results haven’t fallen in their favour, they are still searching for their first win and will be trying to find it on the coast.
Mayne vs. Nambour
Competition leaders Manye Tigers will want to keep the ball rolling on their successful season in this clash with Nambour & Hinterlands.
It’s been a tough season for Nambour who haven’t registered a win. It would be huge win for the club if they could upset the Tigers on their home turf however unlikely it might be.
Mayne’s Andrew Housego will be looking forward to this fixture as a great chance to add to his outstanding 23 goals this season.
A win for Mayne would potentially draw them eight points away from second place as we near the pointy end of the season.
Moreton Bay vs. Noosa
While only two spots separate these teams on the table, there is more to the story than that. Noosa sit in third place at 24 points, double the 5th placed Moreton Bay side.
Coming to the business end of the fixture, these points become more important and a win for Moreton Bay this week would be of huge benefit in their race for finals. Moreton Bay have remained solid throughout the season with convincing wins and they should be confident about their chances of an upset in this match.
Noosa will be jubilant after a strong performance against local coast rivals Marochydore and can overtake them on the table with a win this weekend.
Caloundra are in a tricky spot in the middle of the ladder at the moment. The lads from the north coast will be having one eye on the round as they enjoy their weekend off.
Burleigh vs. Coolangatta Tweed
The Burleigh Bombers will be praying a win this round can blast them into the top four.
They tackle Coolangatta Tweed at Bill Godfrey Oval and after a tough loss last week Cooly will be looking to bring a renewed vigor to this battle for the beaches.
Burleigh has looked the goods after the BYE round, registering two wins. The same can’t be said for Coolangatta who have lost five matches on the trot.
Coolangatta desperately need to start registering some points if they want to have any chance to contend finals footy.
Cooparoo vs. Alexandra Hills
A David verse Goliath struggle will take place at Giffin Park this weekend.
Top placed Coorparoo are trying to bring back their surgical like precision and get a win over the struggling Alexandra Hills side.
Alexandra Hills will have to contend with Cooparoo’s star forward Chris Cant who has averaged almost six goals a game this season.
If they manage to upset the Blues, they will surely be getting a pat on the back from Kenmore and Yeronga who are nipping at the heels of the competition leaders.
Yeronga vs. Kenmore
We have the salivating prospect of second and third place battling it out at Western Districts Oval this round.
The winner will get local bragging rights as well as moving into second place.
Kenmore need to replicate the form they showed last week when they exhausted a strong Springwood outfit and pinched four points.
Yeronga will be cool, calm and collected after a draw against Cooparoo and if they can manage a win, they will leap frog Kenmore and move into second place.
This match will set the tone for the next time these teams meet, which will more than likely be during finals footy.
Robina vs. Coomera
There will be a second clash on the coast this round with the Magpies and Roos fighting it out.
Both sides haven’t gotten off to the best start this season, but will be hoping they can turn this around as finals loom.
Coomera has started to turn the corner, registering a win over Coolangatta last week and will be trying to build some momentum as the season gets serious.
Robina should be fresh after a week off and will be hoping they can hop in front and take the win before the Pies swoop in and steal it.
The Pumas enjoy a week off with their feet up after a tough loss last round, with the pivotal clash of Kenmore and Yeronga nearby. You might see a couple of Lions prowling around Western Districts Oval.
By Mitchell Van Homrigh