Three Kings prove too hot to handle
ASB National Women’s Knockout Cup holders Three Kings United were comfortable 5-1 winners over arch-rivals Lynn-Avon United on Sunday in what was the 60th clash between the clubs since their first on Anzac Day 1993.
Some of the all-time great names in New Zealand women’s football have graced this fixture over the years.
But Lynn-Avon are very much in a rebuilding phase at present and found their opponents too hot to handle.
Martine Puketapu and Jasmine Pereira led the way at Ken Maunder Park with two goals apiece for Three Kings.
Captain Jessie Mathews also hit the target on a day Willowe Poata produced an accomplished finish for LynnAvon’s lone moment of joy.
Three Kings also scored a vital 1-0 win at Glenfield Rovers on June 27 in another Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League rescheduled fixture.
Puketapu managed to pinch thepoint 11 minutes from time.
Top form: Above, Eloise Morris of Lynn-Avon wins a header from Three Kings star Tessa Berger.
Go to centralleader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition for more photos of the clash between Three Kings United and LynnAvon United. Quick feet: Lynn-Avon United’s Elizabeth Anton tries to evade the boot of Three Kings United’s Hannah Robert.