Samoan challenge for Three Kings
Many female footballers get to relax this weekend, but that’s not the case for Three Kings United.
Three games in the space of a week is just what the doctor ordered for coach Alan Hindson, who wants his women’s NRFL premier league side to break out of their ‘‘slump’’.
The women’s league takes a short break to soak up some of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup action, which has hit the knockout stages. Hindson’s troops, however, are planning to host the Samoan women’s national side this weekend.
He’s made some changes in a bid to freshen things up in his squad.
‘‘We’re going through a bit of a learning phase at the moment,’’ Hindson says.
Three Kings got a shot at redemption last night when they played Forrest Hill- Milford in the ASB Women’s Knockout Cup at Becroft Park.
The teams were originally scheduled to meet at Queen’s Birthday weekend, but the match was called off an hour before kickoff due to flooding.
On June 7 Forrest Hill grabbed a 3-2 victory in their NRFL fixture at their home venue.
‘‘It was a good game but we gave them three goals,’’ Hindson says.
‘‘We weren’t switched on enough, and we’re better than that.’’
Tessa Leong and Isabella Richards got their names on the scoreboard for the visitors, but it wasn’t enough, with Forrest Hill’s Aimee Phillips scoring two and Tessa Berger also grabbing a goal.
Three Kings’ next league match is against Eastern Suburbs at Keith Hay Park on June 21.
Three Kings’ Jessie Mathews gets the better of Forrest Hill-Milford’s Chloe Knott.