Women keep on win­ning


Toko­roa women’s foot­ball team con­tin­ued on with their out­stand­ing sea­son with an em­phatic 6-0 away win over West Hamil­ton in the Waikato Cup.

In dif­fi­cult con­di­tions and on a boggy play­ing sur­face Toko­roa had com­plete con­trol from the out­set and a Jane Honey hat trick, two more to young­ster Jacinda Shaw and another from Leonie Nu­groho saw Toko­roa com­fort­ably progress into the next round where the high fly­ing A grade teams await. Honey was put through a vig­or­ous goal scor­ing train­ing ses­sion on Thurs­day in a bid to re­gain her sharp­ness and it ap­peared to pay off. Her ex­plo­sive left foot makes her a scary propo­si­tion for de­fences and with her im­proved move­ment off the ball she has been in­stru­men­tal in this cup run. A set­tled back four of Grace Cof­fin, Vic­to­ria Bow­ers- ma­son, Rachel Durie and Sharna Loye had a largely un­trou­bled af­ter noon , but much big­ger chal­lenges await in the next round. Player of the day was Jenny Chang, en­joy­ing her best ever sea­son, who was able to get in be­hind the op­po­si­tion back four and de­liver qual­ity early ball into the box. This week sees the bat­tle for the league ti­tle back on as third placed Waikato Uni­col visit Strath­more Park. A large crowd will be there to roar on the girls who sit on 29 points while the vis­i­tors are on 27. Toko­roa won a pul­sat­ing af­fair last time out 3-2.

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