Fraser’s goal not enough for Pride

Northern Outlook - - LOCAL - FOOT­BALL

The Can­ter­bury United Pride lost their un­beaten start to the Na­tional Women’s Foot­ball League after go­ing down 2-1 to a spir­ited South­ern United at English Park on Sun­day.

Down 0-2, Waimak United’s Macey Fraser came off the bench to score for the Pride but they were un­able to find an equaliser and were up­set at home.

The Pride can blame a slow start, as South­ern dom­i­nated the early stages and were re­warded shortly after the 8th minute when Lara Wall slot­ted the ball past Pride Keeper, Waimak United’s Briar Guyan.

Wall then dou­bled the lead 10 min­utes later when she turned and shot from 20 yards out, over the top of an out­stretched Guyan into the top corner.

The Pride started to show some fight as the half went on, but they were un­able to find the back of the net. The de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons came out after the break look­ing to at­tack, with An­nalie Longo and Aimee Philips look­ing dan­ger­ous on the ball. How­ever, it was the half-time sub­sti­tute, Fraser, who was given space 30 yards out and her shot was a screamer.

They couldn’t find another and the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons lost for the first time this sea­son.

The Pride have also fallen down to fifth on the ta­ble after four rounds, but have al­ready had their bye, and go on the road this week­end to face Cap­i­tal in Welling­ton.

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