PREVIEW | Lotto NRFL Women’s RD 5

Norwest United played a part in what will go down as one of the games of the season last weekend, forcing reigning champions Three Kings United to make an incredible comeback to continue their winning form. This weekend Chris Acott’s side take on Glenfield Rovers.

Acott is fully aware of the quality Rovers possess but believes if his side can match their performance against Three Kings anything can happen.

“It will be a tough game for us,” says Acott.

“We know Glenfield have got quality players in all areas of the field so we have to make sure we perform to our highest potential to ensure we can cause problems to Glenfield, which I am quite confident we can do.

“The Three Kings match showed our players and the rest of the league the qualities we do have.

“The girls were obviously disappointed but there is a huge amount of positives we can take from that game.

“We’ve got to continue to have that cutting edge in our attacking moment which we did very effectively against Kings – if we can keep those standards up against Glenfield it will cause them problems.

“We’ve just got to make sure we get the detail right, so we can be a threat when we have the ball but also to make sure they can’t be a threat to us when they have it.”

Kings turn their attention to Hamilton Wanderers at Porritt Stadium, where a win for the visitors will extend their league winning streak to an impressive 29 matches.

Things don’t get much easier for newcomers Northland – who are still searching for their first points – as they welcome Eastern Suburbs to Morningside Park. Suburbs are coming off an 8-1 victory and will likely have a full strength squad to choose from again with the Football Ferns Development Squad not playing this week.

Rounding out Sundays action, Western Springs will look to follow up last week’s victory with another when they host Claudelands Rovers at Seddon Fields.

Forrest Hill Milford have the round five bye.

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