Rules breach gives Metro another shot at winning NRF’s women’s knockout cup

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Metro FC have been given a second chance in their efforts to win Northern football’s top women’s knockout competition after being awarded a semi-final berth following a rules breach.

Metro lost their quarter-final 4-1 to Onehunga Sports but the result was reversed after Onehunga were ruled to have fielded ineligible players in the tie.

The decision by Northern Region Football means Metro face Central United in September’s semi-final.

The semi-final draw for the NRF Women’s Cup will see the following games played on Sunday September 11 (1pm):

Onehunga Sports v Central United
Hibiscus Coast v Manukau United

The quarter-finals round played on Sunday July 3 saw one game — between Hibiscus Coast’s two women’s teams — go to a penalty shoot-out.

And followers of Central United saw an outstanding long-distance free-kick scored by Steph Trowill at Kiwitea Street.

Main photo: Onehunga Sport’s player/assistant coach Mellisa Ray … opened the scoring in the quarter final against Metro only to lose the tie off-the-pitch. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Quarter-final results

Games played on Sunday July 3, 2022

Onehunga Sports 4 (Melissa Ray 13′, Laura Nottle 29′, Alice Hansen 44′, Melanie Drumm 89′)
Metro 1 (Lisa Witberg 76′)
Result changed to a 3-0 win in favour of Metro due to fielding of ineligible players by Onehunga Sports.

Manukau United 4 (Tayla Hetherington 6′, 63′, Amandine Schneider 22′, Ashley Porter 25′)
Fencibles United 1 (Morgan Petersen 20′)

Hibiscus Coast W1 0
Hibiscus Coast W2 0
*Coast W1 won 7-6 on penalties

Central United 2 (Renee Ralphs 50′, Stephanie Trowill 65′)
Birkenhead United 0

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