WOLVES will be out for blood when they host Capalaba Bulldogs at Carmichael Park tomorrow after squandering a 3-0 half-time lead in the first round.
They have a comfortable hold on the premiership and will be looking to increase their margin before Rochedale recovers from its unexpected slump.
Capalaba will be missing Josh Harding at the back, but new keeper Tom Carroll has settled in quickly enough to have won the Montezuma's Restaurant Man of the Match award in the well-deserved 2-0 win over Brisbane City on Saturday.
The first half of the City match was tight and even.
With the teams locked on 0-0, the second half was even more exciting.
Once again it was the aggression of Scott Sargent which paved the way for a goal. Pushing forward after getting a ball from Greg Warden he was brought down heavily in the box, Ben Stevens being red-carded and penalty supremo Josh Sherwood adding to his impressive tally.
With 10 minutes to go, Geoff Hurford, who was roving deep into City territory, put a good ball through to Antony Schiavo who finished off perfectly.
The Reserves went down 0-2. Saturday's games kick off at 2.45pm and 5pm.
Other results: The SEQL Capalaba Bulldogs opened with only 10 men and Park Ridge capitalised with a header into the net. Dave Greange hit the equalizer but Park Ridge lifted and made it 2-1 from a penalty. This time it was Damien O'Connon who leveled the score, but Ridge added another, before Andy Krautschneider made it 3-3 and a late penalty netted by Josh Anderson gave the Bulldogs the three points.
It was always going to be a intense match as the Strikers took on Bayside Eagles. Bayside were first to score then Justin Quinn equalised. In a hard-fought game most of the chances came from the Strikers, but they either hit the woodwork or missed altogether. Eagles secured the three points with a late goal.
As the battle between the top four continues, the Capalaba Women's team jumped back into third place by defeating Park Ridge on Sunday when Anita Wilkins took full advantage of a goal-keeping mistake from Park Ridge. Jean Lindsay kept a clean sheet for her first full game of the season back in goals. She was backed up by an extremely efficient defense line which included Bob Gibson's U17 girls Sophie Whyte and Jeanette Osborne. Youngster Caitlin Tremayne, too, filled in and had some cracking shots at goal late in the second half. The side has a fight on its hands to hold third spot, following up Wednesday night's Western Spirit and taking on the undefeated Clairvaux on Friday night. This will be a cracker as Capalaba is the only side to take a point from Clairvaux with their 2-2 first-round draw.