Onehunga Sports gain ground on Hibiscus Coast in NRF Women’s Championship

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Onehunga Sports have made ground on NRF Championship leaders Hibiscus Coast with a 3-1 win at bottom-placed Birkenhead United.

With unbeaten Coast having a bye, Sports took the chance to creep three points nearer, thanks to goals from Hannah Carter and a double from Jayna Bennett.

Birkenhead’s goal was a late consolation from Dariah Parkinson-Irwin.

Franklin United stay in third place after their match at Central United was abandoned after a nasty head knock to Nataleigh Hokai.

Central were leading 2-1 at the time of the abandonment.

Bay Olympic players must have thought they were on their way to their first win of the season when they led Beachlands Maraetai 2-1 at half-time.

Goals from Molly Flynn and Dahyoung Kim had twice put Bay Olympic in front.

However, two second-half goals from Danielle Grimmer got Beachlands Maraetai home for their third win of the season.


Games played Sunday July 31, 2022

Beachlands Maraetai 3 (Rebecca Ripley 25’, Danielle Grimmer 61’, 85’)
Bay Olympic 2 (Molly Flynn 8’, Dahyoung Kim 26’)

Central United 2 ( game abandoned due to injury)
Franklin United 1

Birkenhead United 1 (Dariah Parkinson-Irwin 89’)
Onehunga Sports 3 (Hannah Carter 22’, Jayna Bennett 25’, 75’)

Metro 1 (Own goal 74’)
Te Atatu 1 (Angela Byrne 75’)

Hibiscus Coast — bye


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