Three Kings prove too hot to han­dle

Central Leader - - SPORT - By JEREMY RUANE

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.

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