Ren­nie goal earns Pride a point

Northern Outlook - - WHAT’S ON - FOOT­BALL

Waimak United’s Gabi Ren­nie scored the equaliser as the Can­ter­bury United Pride fought back from 0-2 down to se­cure a 2-2 draw with North­ern in the Na­tional Women’s Foot­ball League in Auck­land on Sun­day.

Af­ter Ren­nie’s fin­ish in the 61st minute, the Pride will be won­der­ing how they didn’t go on and win. They hit the wood­work four times and were also thwarted on sev­eral oc­ca­sions by goal­keeper Anna Leat, who made a num­ber of fine saves.

The hosts took the lead af­ter 18 min­utes and then made it 2-0 in the 41st minute. Can­ter­bury took con­trol early in the sec­ond half and An­nalie Longo sent a curl­ing free kick into the top-left cor­ner from just out­side the box in the 58th minute. Longo then set up Ren­nie with a ball in from the left and the Ran­giora teenager made it 2-2 with just un­der half an hour to play.

From there, it was the Pride who looked the more likely, with their best chance com­ing in the 73rd minute. Ren­nie got in be­hind and found Longo, who hit the bar, with the ball then falling to Waimak United’s Macey Fraser, who had her shot tipped onto the cross­bar by Leat.

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