Otago Daily Times

South­ern women to face Canty first up

- JEFF CHESHIRE Sports · South Island · Canterbury · Canterbury United

SOUTH­ERN United will be­gin its na­tional women’s premier­ship cam­paign at home.

The side will open the sea­son with the South Is­land derby game against Canterbury United on Oc­to­ber 31 at Lo­gan Park Turf.

It makes for a tough match first­up, Canterbury hav­ing won three of the past four league ti­tles, in­clud­ing the pre­vi­ous two.

Home games against the North­ern Lights and WaiBOP fol­low on Novem­ber 15 and

De­cem­ber 6 re­spec­tively.

It has its bye week­end in the mid­dle round of the com­pe­ti­tion on Novem­ber 21.

The league has re­verted to a one­round struc­ture this year, fol­low­ing the im­pacts of Covid19.

It had pre­vi­ously taken that for­mat, although shifted to a full two­round com­pe­ti­tion over the past two sea­sons.

South­ern has never won the league, although made the semi­fi­nals in 2017, the last year be­fore the league went to a straight fi­nal.

It fin­ished fourth last year.

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