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Lotto NRFL Women’s Midweek Re-Cap/Weekend Preview

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Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Results:

Papakura City welcomed title contenders, Three Kings United to McLennan Park on Wednesday, with what proved to be a fascinating encounter of midweek NRFL action.

Three Kings United took the lead in the 31st minute, when Shivy Anthony’s swift run down the right side caused issues in the Papakura City defense, and her classy cross was met by the head of Tessa Leong, who nodded TKU in front.

Leong’s goal puts her level at the top of the golden boot standings, tied equally on nine goals alongside Glenfield Rovers duo, Geena Gross and Dayna Stevens.

Four minutes later, Papakura answered back when Hannah Kraakman’s left footed strike was blasted past TKU goal keeper, Rivalina Fuimaono to make it 1-1.

Papakura City’s Dayna Manak in action. Photo: David Joseph / www.phototek.nz

Just before half-time, Papakura found another goal, when Dayna Manak scored a goal almost identical to Kraakman’s equalizer.

With plenty to play for in the second half, Papakura held on to achieve their fourth win of the season.

Papakura City FC 2-1 Three Kings United (HT: 2-1)
PAP: Hannah Kraakman 35′, Dayna Manak 41′
TKU: Tessa Leong 31′

Other Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Results:

Forrest Hill 0-0 Eastern Suburbs (HT: 0-0)
FHM:
EAS:

Glenfield Rovers 1-0 Western Springs (HT: 0-0)
GLE: Dayna Stevens 75′
WES:

Hamilton Wanderers v Claudelands Rovers – Match Postponed

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division League Table:

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Golden Boot Standings:

Nine goals:
Geena GROSS (Glenfield Rovers)
Tessa LEONG (Three Kings Utd)
Dayna (dayna) STEVENS (Glenfield Rovers)

Eight goals:
Hannah PILLEY (Eastern Suburbs AFC)
Liz SAVAGE (Glenfield Rovers)

For the full list of goal scorers, click here

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Fixtures:

Claudelands Rovers v Papakura City FC – Galloway Park, 1pm. 

Still without a win all season, Claudelands Rovers are hoping to pull off a victory in their next Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division match as they welcome Papakura City to Galloway Park on Sunday.

The last time these two sides met, Papakura took the lead, when Britney Cunningham-Lee fired Kura in front, in what looked to be a very dominating performance inside the first 10 minutes.

However, a bounce back from Claudelands was issued when pacey forward, Summer Gunn out ran the Papakura defense and fired a shot too powerful for Meripa Semanutafa to keep out.

The match being Rovers only point so far this season will likely motivate the WaiBOP outfit to go even further with a win on Sunday.

Three Kings United v Forrest Hill Milford United – Keith Hay Park, 1pm.

After falling to defeat at the hands of Papakura City on Wednesday, Three Kings United are hoping a bounce is on the cards when they take on title contenders, Forrest Hill Milford in their next the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division match.

Forrest Hill on the other hand, battled out a solid 0-0 draw with second placed, Eastern Suburbs on Wednesday and are determined to climb further up that ladder and poach a win against a rather unsettled TKU side on Sunday.

The last time both sides met, TKU battled out their third win of the season in Round 7 as Tessa Leong fired TKU in front inside the 5th minute, but her goal was cancelled out by a FHM equalizer by Renee Wasi. With just under 10 minutes to go, Tessa Leong scored again to help TKU defeat Forrest Hill.

With both sides definite title contenders in the league, Keith Hay Park will definitely be the venue for an exciting encounter.

Eastern Suburbs v Glenfield Rovers – Madills Farm, 1pm.

A tasty fixture looms over Madills Farm on Sunday as a top of the league table clash is set to take place between Eastern Suburbs and Glenfield Rovers in Round 14 of the competition.

Last time out, Suburbs cemented a dent into the plans of Glenfield as the Lily Whites battled out a hard fought 3-3 draw, breaking Glenfield’s 100% record in the league.

This time around, a lot is at stake, as the title race begins to heat up and with only two points separating the two sides, a win will definitely push either team inches closer to the title.

Western Springs v Hamilton Wanderers – Seddon Fields, 1pm. 

Nine points clear off bottom of the table, Western Springs are hoping to join the pick of the bunch when they take on Hamilton Wanderers at Seddon Fields on Sunday.

Coming off the back of a 1-0 defeat on Wednesday, Springs are eager to turn their season around and are hoping to pull off a strong victory against Wanderers.

With Hamilton’s match against Claudelands postponed, the WaiBOP outfit is hoping a repeat of the 2-1 victory against Glenfield two weeks ago is on the cards, as Hamilton look dead set on challenging for a top three spot.

Last time out, Hamilton were victorious, when they defeated Western Springs by a solid 3-1 score line.

ENDS