In the final episode of The Return Fixture, Helena, Ella and Enzo discuss the National Women’s League grand final, look back on the season as a whole, and cackle at their federation/sub-Saharan African animal comparisons. Who is crowned the winner of The Return Fixture’s tipping competition? Who is declared to […]
Otago vs Canterbury. It’s a big local rivalry, although it’s been a little one-sided in recent years. Southern couldn’t quite change that at Tahuna Park yesterday – Morgan
The stage could hardly have been more perfectly set for today’s National Women’s League Grand Final. Trusts’ Stadium’s pohutukawa-lined pitch looked flawless and Auckland produced one of its best December days. Most importantly, the two sides in the final were so evenly-matched that no one could predict what was about […]
“The winner takes it all” blared from the car-radio on the way to the game. An appropriately-titled song for this end of National Women’s League round-robin match between 2nd and 3rd, with the winner going through to the Final to meet Northern Lights.
This is it, the one you’ve been waiting for. The Penultimate Return Fixture. Dun Dun Dunnnnnnn. This week, Helena, Ella and Enzo annouce the winner of the tipping competition’s minor premiership, review the last round of the NWL, preview the final between the Canterbury United Pride and the Northern Lights, and […]
In March, up at the QBE Stadium, something unpleasant happened. The Phoenix played the Jets, about ten days after Greenacre had taken over as caretaker manager (again). We lost, despite absolutely battering them. After the Dark Kalezic times, just putting in a decent performance was enough to encourage the remaining […]
Wanderers v Auckland City/ Phoenix Reserves. 2nd and 9th Dec 2018 This report is actually for not one, but two matches in the ISPS Handa Premiership. A real bargain some might say. It’s like a 70’s double album, (let’s say…Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti) complete with gate-fold cover, clever artwork, great songs […]
Southern United and Capital closed out their 2018 National Women’s League seasons in entertaining fashion at Sunnyvale on Sunday afternoon, with the home team edging a nine-goal thriller.
[This piece first appeared in the Hamilton Wanderers’ match day programme ‘sidelined’ on Sunday 9 December 2018] Confession time: I haven’t been to a single men’s national league game so far this season, and I don’t expect to get to one this side of Christmas. Sorry not sorry. The reason […]
WaiBOP 1, Northern 2Gower Park, Hamilton, December 8 2018 Well, here we are! The last round of the double round robin National Women’s League is done and dusted. All the teams have finished their season except two of them – those being the two finalists who we can now celebrate […]