Western Springs outclassed
It was a tough one to swallow but Western Springs’ 3-0 loss to Glenfield comes with lessons learned.
It doesn’t get any easier as Springs head to Becroft Park this Sunday to face second-placed Forrest Hill-Milford, who are fresh from a 5-0 demolition of Lynn Avon United.
Preparation will need to be spot on for this Western Springs side, who have dropped down to fourth after their heavy loss to Glenfield at McFetridge Park.
Glenfield’s Katie Rood terrorised the Springs defence and scored all three of her side’s goals on June 21, including two by the halftime whistle.
The first came in the third minute when Rood was put into space on the left side and capitalised when Springs keeper Ashleigh McNaughton unluckily slipped over.
Rood found the back of the net again 15 minutes later, this time down the right with a nice strike into goal. The final nail came in the 65th minute when she once again beat the defence.
With 22 goals and the league’s leading scorer, Glenfield coach Andrew Clay is scratching his head as to why the Football Ferns aren’t giving Rood a shot.
Despite Glenfield’s dominance Clay says ‘‘it was tougher than 3-0. The scoreline lied a bit’’.
– Western Springs v Forrest Hill-Milford, June 28 at 1pm, Becroft Park.
Glenfield’s Caitlin Smallfield, left, collides with Springs’ Sam Muirhead.
Western Springs’ Evie Millynn looks to control the ball against Glenfield.