NRFL

Hamilton ready to prove point

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Coming off the back of a solid 3-1 win over Western Springs in round seven, a challenge awaits them in round eight, when they welcome East Auckland outfit Eastern Suburbs to Porritt Stadium on Sunday in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League.

The pair last met in the opening match of the season with the clash ending in a 0-0 draw, with Hamilton seeking to prove a point on Sunday when the teams meet for the second time this season.

“We gained some confidence from our results on the road where we’ve been finishing our opportunities and obviously with that confidence we can hopefully turn that into a performance on Sunday against Eastern Suburbs” Hamilton coach, Steve Cox said.

“They’re going to be really tough side to play, we will need to be on top of our game and if we can get the right combinations leading up to our chances, then we can give them a really good run for their money and hopefully we can get that win at home.”

“The best result was the draw against Eastern Suburbs in the first match, that was by far the best we played all season, we’re looking to replicate that result or do better on Sunday.”

“We’ve just got to work hard and prove that we belong where we are in the league now.”

Moving into the round eight of the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League, Wanderers have unleashed a young goal scoring talent in Kelli Brown, who’s been firing on all cylinders for Hamilton with six goals in seven matches.

Cox is pleased with the progression Brown has made but gives the credit to both Brown and the rest of the team for the hard work in the season so far.

“Kelli’s a brilliant goal scorer, she’s still only young, she’s got plenty to learn, but she’s lethal, she’s quick, she’s certainly got an eye for goal and she’s a hunger to score goals, which is what every goal scorer needs.”

“We’ve developed a counter attacking style, which suits Kelli, but other players like Shae Brady and Helen Talbot, who’ve been dominating the midfield as well as the rest of our team have been creating opportunities which is the main thing.”

“It’s a good young team, with a little bit of experience and if you have a 22-year-old who is experienced then you’re doing the right thing, we’re in a position where we create goals, but Kelli’s just in a good position to finish them.”

The match will kick off at Porritt Stadium on Sunday at 1pm.

Other Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League fixtures:
Claudelands Rovers v Western Springs – Galloway Park
Glenfield Rovers v Three Kings United – McFetridge Park
Forrest Hill v Papakura City – Becroft Park

*All Matches are scheduled to kick off at 1pm on Sunday.