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NPL Queensland Women’s Team Lions FC Complete 50 Competitive Matches Undefeated

The Lions FC Women make it 50 games unbeaten across the NPL and Kappa Women’s Super Cup in a remarkable run reaching all the way back to October 2020.

On the 24th of October 2020, the Lions women walked off the field after a narrow 1-0 defeat at home against Eastern Suburbs; it was the last time that they would lose a competitive game of football.

Almost two years later, the Richlands side has made it 50 games unbeaten, winning 48 of those matches while drawing only two. With an average of 4.92 goals per game, the talented Queensland squad have scored 246 goals while conceding only 25.

With exceptional quality across all areas of the pitch, the Lions have lifted the Championship twice in the last two years, adding a Premiership and a Kappa Women’s Super Cup to their cabinet last year in a historic treble.

The Lioness’s ascension to the summit of Queensland football has been monumental, but their achievements are put into even greater perspective when you consider that they didn’t even exist five years ago.

Unveiled back in 2017, the Lions Women’s outfit was introduced into the then PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland competition ahead of the 2018 campaign, where they marked the return of their women’s program with a statement 9-0 win at home against the Capalaba Bulldogs.

Less than five years later, they have six titles to their name and a fifty-game unbeaten streak to emphasise their place at the top of women’s football.

With a blend of youth, experience, and an emphasis on promoting from within their own academies, this Lioness side is a united ensemble who fight for each other every time they wear the Lions jersey. Players like Tegan Riding, Mariel Hecher, Amy Gunston and Abigail Evetts have been with the club since the very beginning and still form the foundations of a strong Lions family.

Now 51 games unbeaten after a resounding 5-0 victory at home against the Sunshine Coast Wanderers, Head Coach Rob Askew spoke about his side’s historic achievement.

“It’s great,” Askew said, “it’s 49 wins and two draws, but you know, you take it one game at a time and see how far we can take it.

“Maybe we can create something that will last a long time before it is beaten again. I guess that’s got to be the focus.

“It is our fourth priority, of course, winning the League, winning the Cup, getting in the Grand Final and winning that, they’re the three primary ones, and if we can make a long-lasting record, so be it.

Head Coach Rob Askew, Assistant Coach, Angelo Caravella and GK Coach Brayden Hoffamn

“I would be pretty delighted if we could get those four things done this year.”

Three consecutive Championship titles, two Premierships in the last three years and the holders of the inaugural Kappa Women’s Super Cup, the pride of The Lion, Richlands are on the precipice of glory, with all three trophies firmly in their sights.

As it stands, Askew’s side is a lone point away from securing a second consecutive Premiership title, with the pivotal fixture coming tonight when the fearless Lionesses face QAS away from home.

With supremacy, togetherness and brilliance on the field, the Lions Women have become the benchmark for football in Queensland.

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