Auckland United continue to stalk leaders Northern Rovers in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League with a 3-1 win against West Coast Rangers at Keith Hay Park.
Playing the only Saturday fixture of the round, United made home advantage count, charging to a 2-0 lead by half-time.
Ruby Nathan opened the scoring for United in the 25th minute.
Three minutes before half-time, Rangers conceded their second goal — judged to be an own goal credited to Karly Knight.
The second half was fairly even but the points were secured when United’s Jess Philpot extended her team’s lead to 3-0 with a goal in the 70th minute.
With seven minutes to go, Rangers’ Knight compensated for her own goal by scoring a consolation goal for the visitors.
The win moved United into second place on the table — for 24 hours at least — while Rangers remain in mid-table.
Main photo: Jess Philpot (right) … scored United’s third goal. File photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Game played Saturday May 7, 2022
Auckland United 3 (Ruby Nathan 25′, own goal, Jess Philpot 70′)
West Coast Rangers 1 (Karly Knight 83′)
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