WHAT a week it was for the Redlands United Red Devils.
Firstly, we had the hard fought local derby against Capalaba and then the Tuesday evening away game against Queensland Uni.
Tomorrow evening the Red Devils are out to follow on from last week's efforts and make sure of the three points against North Star at the Cleveland showgrounds.
Coach Matt Chandler has made special mention of all the supporters that have continually turned turn out to cheer on the Red Devils both at home and away.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone out there on Saturday all wearing red and yelling and supporting the lads.
The games are on at the Cleveland showgrounds in Waterloo Street with the Veto League kicking off at 6pm on Saturday, the Veto Reserves at 3.45pm and the Under 19s at 1.45pm.
A good contingent of Reds supporters were on hand to watch the Battle of the Redlands in the local derby between local combatants, the Capalaba Bulldogs and the Redlands United Red Devils last Saturday.
Capalaba could not repeat their heroics of the previous weekend against Wolves FC as the Red Devils came out winners 2-1 in a tussle typical of a local derby.
A Ricky Thompson goal guided the Redlands Veto Reserves to a 1-all draw with Capalaba.
Mid-week, the Red Devils demolished Queensland Uni 6-0 with one of their best performances of the season.
In finding the back of the net six times, they passed Uni to death as the students simply chased shadows for almost the entire ninety minutes.
Two goals each to Rhys Meredith and Graham Fyfe plus a single to George Barbarouses and an own goal meant the Red Devils re-claimed second spot on the table, just one point behind leaders Wolves FC.
The visitors were in a determined mood after a below par showing in the second half of Sunday's clash with Capalaba and showed no signs of fatigue after their second game in three days.
Redlands came out of the blocks at pace when Barbarouses opened the scoring after just two minutes and the Red Devils never let up.
After 12 minutes, continued Redlands pressure saw a Fyfe low cross cleared by Uni into their own net. Meredith was giving the Uni defence nightmares as he took them on at every opportunity and with 31 minutes gone he used his pace to run from five yards inside the half and slammed the ball into the roof of the net.
The goal of the game came in the 51st minute.
The Red Devils were in a tight position in their own half and some 25 passes and eight players later it was crossed in from the opposite bi-line for Meredith to tap in.
Two more high quality team goals were to follow in the 70th and 77th minutes and on both occasions Meredith provided the final pinpoint cross from the bi-line and on both occasions Fyfe was the grateful recipient with tap-ins to push the result out to 6-0.
Uni did not have a shot on target during the entire 90 minutes and Mitch O'Brien in the Redlands goal was a virtual spectator as his defensive back four of Bow, Thompson, Lee and Draper snuffed out anything that came near their eighteen yard box.
The Redlands squad for the game was: 1 O'Brien, 3 Lee, 4 Eagar, 5 Bow, 6 Draper, 8 Barbarouses, 9 Mojica, 10 Meredith, 11 Fyfe, 13 Thompson, 16 Saul, 20 Macuace, 22 SaoJose, 23 D Homer, 25 Danicic, RGK Stout.