Foot­ball teams hope to step up their game

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT - By JEREMY RUANE

Af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing round for Auck­land Foot­ball’s women’s side and the Young Ferns both teams will be look­ing to step up their game this weekend.

Auck­land Foot­ball found them­selves on the wrong end of a 2-1 de­feat at Main­land Pride in ASB Women’s League ac­tion on Sun­day.

Becky Hawker’s goal for the visi­tors at Christchurch’s ASB Park equalised Aimee Phillips’ 14th minute goal for Main­land.

The South Is­land out­fit’s win­ning goal came from an un­likely source with Auck­land goal­keeper Re­becca Rolls putting it through her own net five min­utes into the sec­ond half while at­tempt­ing to clear a way­ward back­pass.

New Zealand’s Young Ferns also found them­selves on the wrong end of the score­line at Parrs Park.

A goal from Three Kings United star Mar­tine Puke­tapu just af­ter the halfhour mark couldn’t halt a 3-1 de­feat by Cen­tral Foot­ball.

Auck­land en­ter­tain reign­ing cham­pi­ons North­ern Foot­ball at Wil­liam Green Do­main from 1pm this Sun­day, while the Young Ferns take on Cap­i­tal Foot­ball in Wellington.

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