Top clubs fight it out
It was a battle of the heavyweights in the National Women’s Knockout Cup on Sunday, with seven-time winners Lynn-Avon United eclipsing Three Kings United 1-0 at Keith Hay Park.
The two teams were both under-strength because they had several of their New Zealand internationals in Korea. But that didn’t stop the match from being a closely contested affair, which was decided 19 minutes from time after Sarah Gregorius was tripped in the penalty area.
Rebecca Gage slotted the penalty from the spot to clinch Lynn-Avon’s win.
In other action, Eastern Suburbs beat Bay Olympic 5-0, while Western Springs thrashed Fencibles United 12-0.
Football Ferns striker Hannah Wall took four goals, and Annabelle Bramwell got a hat-trick. Jamie Hackett contributed two goals.
Springs will aim to consolidate top spot in the Northern Premier Women’s League on Sunday, when they host Glenfield Rovers at Seddon Fields.