THE Women's Diamond League finals chances of Toowoomba Raiders suffered a blow at Toara Park on Saturday with Annerley recording a 4-2 win to keep its own top-four aspirations on track.
The result sees Raiders sit five points out of the top five with just four matches remaining.
It also has Raiders back in a battle for the wooden spoon, with Ipswich Knights' 0-0 draw against Sunshine Coast lifting them to sit just one point behind second-last Raiders.
Abbey Lloyd and Jordie Franke scored in the opening half for Raiders but they still trailed 3-2 at halftime.
Annerley then took the score to 4-2 in the second half to secure the three points, which took them to sixth on the ladder one point out of the top four. It just wasn't the hosts' day as one of Annerley's goals was from a Raiders' own goal.
Meanwhile, it was a better day for the Raiders men who secured a 2-1 win on the road against Newmarket.
It gives them rare back-to-back wins but the victory came in bizarre circumstances, according to Raiders coach Gavin Freier.
Both teams were reduced to nine players in the second half as the referee handed out a total of nine cards, including two red for each team.
Freier said he was close to taking his players off the field given what he believed was poor officiating.
But they stayed on the field to claim a 2-1 win.
Scores were 0-0 at halftime before Michael Stead converted from the penalty spot in the second half following a vicious challenge in the box on captain Ashley Freier.
Josh Stuckey then received a second yellow card and Newmarket scored from the ensuing free kick. Matt White and an opponent were then sent off.
Jace Hudson then saved a penalty to keep the scores at 1-1 before Nick Stuckey scored what proved to be the winner 10 minutes from fulltime.
"It was the strangest game I've been involved in," Gavin Freier said.
Women's Diamond League
ANNERLEY 4 d RAIDERS 2 (Abbey Lloyd, Jordie Franke).
Men's Premier League Div Two
RAIDERS 2 (Michael Stead, Nick Stuckey) d NEWMARKET 1.