FFA Cup opponent profile: Peninsula Power

Roar v Power 2020

There’s just a month to go until your Brisbane Roar take on Peninsula Power in the team’s first competitive clash of the 2021/22 campaign.

The FFA Cup Round of 32 tie will mark a milestone in the Roar’s pre-season preparations and Head Coach Warren Moon has already laid out his goal to go all the way in the knockout tournament.

Ahead of the August 24 encounter at Moreton Daily Stadium, we’ve compiled a few quick facts on the first roadblock to FFA Cup glory.

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What’s the club’s background?

Based in Kippa-Ring, Peninsula Power were formed in 2000 following a merger between Margate FC and Redcliffe FC.

Their home venue, AJ Kelly Park, is located just a few minutes away from Moreton Daily Stadium.

Peninsula field numerous teams of all ages including a senior men’s side that has become a force on the local scene.

They swapped the Brisbane Premier League for the Football Queensland Premier League in 2018 and won promotion to the NPL Queensland at the first attempt.

Under head coach Aaron Philp, Power finished third on the ladder in 2019 and first in 2020, with a Semi Final defeat to Lions FC costing them a shot at the double.

How’s their form?

Power are flying high atop the NPL Queensland this term.

They’ve won 14 of 15 matches to date, having lost for the first time just last weekend.

Heading into this Friday night’s Round 18 fixtures, Peninsula sit seven points ahead of our second-placed Young Roar.

Their top scorer, striker Andy Pengelly, leads the league with 19 goals.

The FFA Cup clash in August arrives after Round 21, meaning they’ll be fully battle hardened by the time the teams walk out in Redcliffe.

When was our last meeting?

Warren Moon’s men last faced Peninsula as recently as November 2020.

The pre-season fixture finished 7-1 in the Roar’s favour, securing our Club the Dolphin Community Shield.

The teams played out a 2-2 draw a year earlier, while the Roar ran out 3-2 winners in another friendly in September 2018.

In fact, the Roar have played the Power in every pre-season since August 2017, prevailing 4-2 on that occasion.

Dolphin Community Shield 2020

Quick Facts

  • Warren Moon is a former Power player-coach who guided the club to BPL Grand Final victories in 2013 and 2014 alongside close mate and co-coach Scott MacNicol
  • Josh Brindell-South’s youth development included time on the books of Peninsula while Moon was involved with the club
  • Power reached the FFA Cup Round of 32 for the first time in 2017, when they were beaten 2-0 by Melbourne City
  • Philp’s side overcame New Farm United, St George Willawong, Ipswich Knights and Olympic FC to reach this stage
  • Their current squad includes ex-Roar goalkeeper Brendan White and a number of former Young Roar faces like Sam Cronin, Hayden McHenery and Jake McLean

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