NRFL

Wanderers Flourish in Progressive Season

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Under the threat of relegation and managing to survive in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division in 2017, Hamilton Wanderers have simply flourished this season under the guidance of gaffer, Steve Cox.

However, the WaiBOP outfit is now involved in a five-way battle, which is set to emerge in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division over the next few weeks, with the race for the league title well and truly taking flight.

Glenfield Rovers find themselves being chased by the likes of Eastern Suburbs, Three Kings United, Hamilton Wanderers and Forrest Hill Milford United. But with the tie set to be determined over the next few weeks dependent on results, the league’s top five will surely begin feel the heat.

“From my own point of view, there’s no pressure at all, I am loving this season so far, watching the way the players are performing and improving, it’s certainly not as stressful as it was last year when we were fighting to stay in the league” Wanderers head-coach, Steve Cox said.

Hamilton Wanderers coach Steve Cox. Photo: www.phototek.nz

“There’s no pressure from us, no pressure on the players, we just want to go out and express ourselves and show that we deserve to be where we are and if we finish second then so be-it, that’s where we deserve to finish.”

“There is probably going to be more pressure on Suburbs, their expectations at the beginning of the season were to be, if not winners, certainly finish in the top two.”

On top of their recent successes in the league, Hamilton are keeping a solid eye on the title, as it is well within their grasps.

Although not a primary goal, a shift in direction after the strong run of from earlier this season has slotted Wanderers into a prime position that could potentially cause some serious damage on the remaining four title contenders in the league.

“We want to win every game, but the old saying stands and that is the table doesn’t lie and at the end of the season, it will be a true reflection on how your season has gone” Cox said.

“I truly believe we are capable of winning every game we compete in, it could be an interesting run to the end of the season especially if Glenfield drop some more points, but To be honest I wouldn’t expect them to drop many more points in this last round, we just need to wait and see.”

Suiting up against a tidy Eastern Suburbs side this weekend will see Hamilton putting up a strong performance, as a win will certainly push them into the firing lines.

“In the first game, I thought we were magnificent, but in the second game, we seemed to switch off maybe we relaxed too much, my opinion it was our flattest performance this term.” Cox said.

“We came across a very impressive player in Jacqui Hand who absolutely terrorized On the day, if you gift so much time and space to her, she will hurt you, which she did, I think we have learned from that and we should expect a better better performance this weekend.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 1pm at Madills Farm.

Other Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division Matches:

Western Springs v Claudelands Rovers – Seddon Fields
Three Kings United v Glenfield Rovers – Keith Hay Park
Papakura City FC v Forrest Hill Milford United – McLennan Park Stadium

All matches are scheduled to kick off at 1pm.

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division League Table: