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Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Weekend Action:

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With the tile race very much on as both Glenfield Rovers and Eastern Suburbs continue to battle for the bragging rights of being crowned champions of the 2018 Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division, a lot is at stake, with Eastern Suburbs chasing the tails of Glenfield at the top with only a handful games remaining in the competition.

Last night, Eastern Suburbs geared up against a newly reformed Western Springs side, who look to be on the up despite a slow, rocky start to the season.

With the match taking flight on a cold Friday night down at Seddon Fields, Rebekah Van Dort opened the scoring for Suburbs inside the 19th minute. Shortly afterwards, Molly Bryans doubled the lead for the Lily Whites, making it 2-0 going into the break.

A bounce-back from Western Springs saw a Bernadette Goulding corner, ricochet off the body of Rebecca O’Neill as Springs pulled one back.

But it wasn’t their day as Amber Whitley shunned out any potential comeback from springs, by finding the back of the net in the 86th minute.

Western Springs 1-3 Eastern Suburbs (HT: 0-2)
WES: Rebecca O’Neill 54′
EAS: Rebekah Van Dort 19′, Molly Bryans 30′, Amber Whitley 86′

But with Suburbs taking the three points last night, the action is all on for tomorrow, as Glenfield will need to keep on top of their game to ensure any chance of winning the league this season is still alive. With what proved to be a bright start to the season after attaining a seven-match unbeaten streak, any slip up from now to the end of the season, could prove to be very costly to Rovers and their title ambitions.

Their opponents tomorrow, Papakura City FC, also have their own ambitions, with the South Auckland based outfit playing their first season back in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division. A top three spot could surely be on the cards and will certainly go down nicely in the mindset of head coach, Liam Martin. If Papakura are to take home the three points tomorrow, the victory will surely punch away any memories of the 7-0 drubbing the last time these two sides met at McFetridge Park.

Glenfield Rovers v Papakura City – McFetridge Park, 1pm – Sunday.

This weekend Hamilton Wanderers and Forrest Hill square up against each other in a Kate Sheppard Cup Quarter-Final tie, leaving Three Kings United and Claudelands Rovers out of action this weekend.

Postponed games:

Hamilton Wanderers v Three Kings United

Claudelands Rovers v Forrest Hill Milford United

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division League Table: