North­ern takes Bat­tle of Bridge

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT - By JEREMY RUANE

Auck­land Foot­ball’s women’s side has been left con­tem­plat­ing a po­ten­tial fourth-placed fin­ish this sea­son af­ter its de­feat to North­ern Foot­ball.

The ASB Women’s League’s ‘‘Bat­tle of the Bridge’’ against North­ern didn’t go Auck­land’s way and they lost out 2-0 at Wil­liam Green Do­main on Sun­day.

Goals in each half from Katie Rood and Tayla O’Brien, who scored di­rect from a cor­ner, sealed Auck­land Foot­ball’s fate.

But the mar­gin of vic­tory could have been greater for reign­ing cham­pi­ons North­ern, with Han­nah Hoek­sema and Kate Seat­ter both de­nied by the cross­bar in the sec­ond spell of the match.

The Young Ferns didn’t fare much bet­ter on Sun­day. The na­tional un­der17 women’s side was nar­rowly beaten 1-0 by Cap­i­tal Foot­ball in Welling­ton.

They travel to St Peter’s School in Cam­bridge to take on Waikato-Bay of Plenty this Sun­day, while Auck­land Foot­ball face Cen­tral Foot­ball at Wil­liam Green Do­main.

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