Club in Focus: Peninsula Power

Two-time defending NPL Queensland Premiers, Peninsula Power will host NWS Spirit in the Australia Cup Round Of 32. Today, we dive deep into how the club reached the national stage.

Club: Peninsula Power
State: Queensland  
Home ground: A.J. Kelly Park
Founded: 2000
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2022): Three
Best result: Round Of 32 (2017, 2021)  
Head Coach: Rick Coghlan

Road to the Round of 32:
Surfers Paradise Apollo 0-9 Peninsula Power
Peninsula Power 2-0 Gold Coast Knights
Gold Coast United 1-2 Peninsula Power
Rochedale Rovers 0-2 Peninsula Power

Peninsula Power advanced to the Australia Cup national stage with a 2-0 victory over FQPL side, Rochedale Rovers.

Despite being reduced to ten men when Jesse Rigby was sent off on the 22nd minute goals from Brodie Boyce and Joshua Woolley secured Power's passage to the Final Rounds for a third time.

Power faced A-League opposition on each of their two previous Round of 32 appearances, being defeated 2-0 by Melbourne City in 2017 and 3-0 by Brisbane Roar in 2021.

Australia Cup Record
2014 – Preliminary Rounds
2015 – Preliminary Rounds
2016 – Preliminary Rounds
2017 – Round of 32
2018 – Preliminary Rounds
2019 – Preliminary Round
2020 – Competition not held
2021 – Round Of 32

Last Five NPL Results:

NWS Spirit will await the NPL Queensland club who currently sit third on the ladder after 16 games with the host club enjoying a good run of form, winning three of their last five games.

Power come into Wednesday's clash off the back of a 1-0 weekend win over top four rivals Olympic FC courtesy of a Sam Cronin penalty.

Match Details:
Peninsula Power v NWS Spirit          
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd  
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: A.J. Kelly Park

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