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PREVIEW | Lotto NRFL Women’s RD 11

Fresh off a weekend off, Eastern Suburbs head into Friday evening’s encounter with Western Springs knowing all three points are crucial.

Despite sitting out last weekend with the bye, Mauro Donoso’s side still top the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division standings, albeit only by goal difference.

“In this league, each game does not come easy,” Eastern Suburbs’ Erinna Wong said.

“Getting the three points every week is definitely important for us.

“There are teams trailing very closely behind, so it is vital we continue to work together to get a positive result at the end of the day.”

For Wong, coming up against Springs means she will be facing a lot of familiar faces, having played with a number of the current Springs side at Suburbs back in 2014.

“The majority of the [Springs players] are my former team mates.

“They are a physical side with a lot of experience on their side such as Rebecca O’Neill and Emily Cooper.

The crunch match kicks off at 7:30pm at Seddon Fields.

The North Harbour derby provides another enticing encounter in the latest round of the Women’s Premier Division with both Glenfield Rovers and Forrest Hill Milford coming off disappointing results.

Glenfield were held to their second draw against Hamilton Wanderers this season, with a 74th minute equaliser from substitute Liz Milne securing Andrew Clay’s side one point while Forrest Hill Milford will be hoping for all three points after last weekend’s loss, which now sees them in seventh position.

The surprise package from last weekend, Northland, take on reigning champs Three Kings United and can go in with full confidence after picking up their first win of the season against Norwest United a week ago.

Rounding out Sunday’s action, Hamilton Wanderers will be out for all three points to try and lift themselves off the foot of the table. Norwest are their opposition.

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Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Fixtures