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The semis or the schnitzel?

WaiBOP 3, Central 0 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, November 19 2017 There were more glamourous fixtures on offer to casual spectators in the upper North Island last weekend, that I can’t deny. The ISPS Handa Premiership, the National Youth League and there was even a more illustrious battle between Northern […]

CAPvCUP

Capital Football 1 Canterbury United Pride 3 National Women’s League 11 November 2017 Petone Memorial Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photos by Enzo Giordani.   Much has been made of the Pride having four current Ferns in their squad and how that might affect them when the Ferns are in […]

Central of attention

Central Football 2 Auckland Football 4 National Women’s League 05 November 2017 Memorial Park, Palmerston North. After concentrating on Capital in their match v Central in the previous round, I took a journey to Palmerston North to have a closer look at and pay some attention to Central as they […]

WaiBOP say cherry-bye to playoff hopes

WaiBOP 1, Capital 4 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, November 5 2017 There’s something quite symbolic about the timing of National Women’s League games at Cambridge’s John Kerkhof Park. Every year without fail the first game of the season is scheduled for a week when the dozens of pink cherry blossom […]

Narrow minded

Capital Football 1 Central Football 0 National Women’s League Saturday 28 October 2017 Petone Memorial Park. Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). I’d seen the previous week’s Auckland v Capital match via YouTube highlights, and noted that it seemed […]

Setbacks, comebacks and backtracks

Northern 2, Canterbury United Pride 2 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, October 29 2017 Northern got a taste of their own medicine from seven days prior in this week’s top of the table National Women’s League clash at North Harbour Stadium, becoming the latest team to fall prey to the two […]

What goes around comes around

WaiBOP 3, Northern 5 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, October 22 2017 Last time I watched WaiBOP play in the National Women’s League they came back from 2-0 down to shock a star studded Northern team 3-2 at North harbour Stadium and qualify for the semi-finals at the expense of the […]

Hobbling into summer

Northern Football 5, Central Football 1 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, October 9 2017 It had been so long since the last fine day in Auckland that I was starting to believe it occurred sometime around about the Palaeolithic Period – right around the time that humans first started to find […]