PREVIEW | Lotto NRFL Women’s RD 13

A youthful Forrest Hill Milford outfit target victory over their more experienced counterparts Western Springs on Friday evening.

A Maisy Dewell goal in the 13th minute was all that separated the two sides earlier in the season which saw Springs run out 1-0 winners and Forrest Hill midfielder Milly McWhirter and her side are up for what will be another tough challenge.

“Myself, Ben and the girls are certainly up for the challenge [on Friday evening],” McWhirter said.

“It was a really close result last time around so we just need to continue working hard collectively and individually to give ourselves the best chance of picking up all three points.

McWhirter knows her opposition all too well, having only transferred to the North Shore outfit earlier this season from Springs.

“Springs are a quality opposition and Rico always has the team well organised.

“They have quality players across the park but their biggest threat that we need to watch out for will be Bex O’Neill; she’s an intelligent and experienced player who is always influential.”

Elsewhere in the league, front runners Three Kings United will be hoping for a much better first half performance this time round when they take on Norwest United at Huapai Reserve.

The reigning champions were given a scare by Chris Accott’s side earlier in the season, going down 4-1 in the first spell but came out all guns blazing in the second half putting four unanswered goals away.

For Northland and Hamilton Wanderers, this weekend provides a good chance to see how much they have improved across the first half of the season with Northland losing 8-0 to this weekend’s opponents Claudelands Rovers and Wanderers going down 8-1 to Eastern Suburbs.

Glenfield Rovers have the round 13 bye.