Substitute Tayla Hetherington scored the winning goal with a second-half free kick to give Manukau United a 1-0 win against Fencibles United in Friday’s NRF Women’s Championship match.
The sides shared a goalless first half before Hetherington, returning to her club side after captaining the Cook Islands in the recent OFC Women’s Nations Cup, came off the bench to fire home the only goal of an even match.
The win lifted Manukau above Fencibles United in the table.
Manukau are back in action again on Sunday when they travel to Metro.
Photo: Cook Islands captain Tayla Hetherington … scored for Manukau United. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Game played Friday August 5, 2022
Fencibles United 0
Manukau United 1 (Tayla Hetherington 75′)
Games to be played Sunday August 7, 2022
Franklin United (3rd) v Te Atatu (7th)
Drury Sports Complex, Drury, 1pm
Central United (6th)v Bay Olympic (9th)
Croatian Cultural Club, Auckland, 1pm
Birkenhead United (10th) v Beachlands Maraetai (7th)
Shepherds Park, Birkenhead, 1pm
Metro (8th) v Manukau United (4th)
Phyllis St Reserve, Mt Albert, 1pm
Onehunga Sports (2nd) — bye