PREVIEW | Lotto NRFL Women’s RD4

A mouth-watering Friday night fixture between a youthful Forrest Hill Milford side and an experienced Western Springs side headlines round four action in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division.

Springs currently sit second from bottom with zero points but Forrest Hill’s head coach Ben Bate is fully aware those numbers do not reflect the quality amongst Rico Wilson’s side.

“Springs currently lie bottom of the league but we all know that’s not an accurate representation of the quality of the individuals in their squad and they have the ability to test our group which we look forward to.

Forrest Hill picked up their first win of the season in round three against newcomers Northland and while they are happy with the result there are still plenty of work ons.

“We got the result we wanted against Northland but there are still elements of our performance that we need to improve both individually and collectively.

“We would like to take the attacking threat we posed against Northland into the game against Springs and continue to work on individuals performing their roles within the team framework.”

“Personally, our very young team excites me. We have already seen huge improvements in the girls’ performances and they continue to exceed my expectations every week.

“We go into every game focused on our performances both individually and collectively and 3 points is the reward for everyone performing within the team framework, not the focus.”

Three further Lotto NRFL Women’s Division’s matches take place on Sunday with Three Kings versus Norwest the pick of the bunch.

Norwest have had an impressive start to the 2017 season and boast a number of Football Fern Development Squad players in Jane Barnett, Meikayla Moore and Nadia Olla. If all three are made available for Sunday it could make for an interesting encounter.

Rounding out the weekend’s women’s action, Hamilton Wanderers travel north to take on Eastern Suburbs while Northland face a long trip south to Galloway Park where they will meet Claudelands Rovers.

Glenfield Rovers have the bye for round four.

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Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Fixtures