Team earns place in championships
Western Springs AFC have earned themselves a place in next year’s annual Napier U-19 Championship football draw.
The central Auckland side won the Satellite Tournament in convincing fashion over Upper Hutt City on Monday.
They were ruthless in their pursuit of glory, seeing off Marist Napier, Matamata Swifts, North Wellington, Metro and Tauranga City United in group play before hammering Waterside Karori 4-0 in their semifinal.
Upper Hutt were no match for ‘‘The Hoops’’ in the final going down 3-1 to their opponents.
In women’s league action, the Auckland Football squad edged Waikato-Bay of Plenty 1-0 in a dour encounter on Sunday.
The contest was settled 12 minutes from time by a well-taken Steph Trowill goal, the substitute having been set up by Hannah Kraakman.
Auckland head to Christchurch to take on Mainland Pride this Sunday.
Tough tackle: A big tackle on Auckland’s Jasmine Pereira in their ASB Women’s League encounter with Bay of Plenty.
Go to aucklandcity harbournews.co.nz and click on Latest Edition for photos of ASB Women’s League action.