The semi-final of the Kate Sheppard Cup between Auckland United and Palmerston North Marist will be live streamed by NZ Football’s YouTube channel.
The game, at Auckland’s Keith Hay Park, kicks off at 1.45pm, on Saturday August 20, 2022.
You can watch it here:
Auckland United v Palmerston North Marist
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill, 1.45pm
Auckland United have made their way to the last four with a challenging set of cup ties — all on the road, two against WPL rivals and the other against Hibiscus Coast who are unbeaten in the NRF Women’s Championship.
Early in the season, United had a habit of losing the games that mattered in the WPL but they’ve steadily improved and are third in the league.
Their recent form has been helped by former Football Fern Martine Puketapu who has regained her goalscoring touch with eight goals for the season.
United face a Palmerston North Marist side who have claimed their best wins this year in the Kate Sheppard Cup.
They put out holders Wellington United in the third round, beating them in a penalty shoot-out when the sides were tied 2-2 at the final whistle.
In the quarter-finals, they beat Waterside Karori 1-0, upsetting the side that leads Capital’s Ultra Football W-League with a perfect record of nine wins from as many games.
In that competition, Marist are coming second, having lost three of their 12 fixtures.
Whatever the result, Marist have claims to being the best supported team in the competition — the team comes from a multi-sport club with eight codes and almost 3,000 members.
How they got to the semi-finals
R2: Beat Hibiscus Coast 3-1 (away)
R3: Beat West Coast Rangers 3-0 (away)
QF: Beat Tauranga City 4-0 (away)
Palmerston North Marist
R2: Beat Victoria University 6-0 (away)
R3: Beat Wellington United on pens after 2-2 (home)
QF: Beat Waterside Karori 1-0 (home)
The Kate Sheppard Cup is supported by the NZ Football Foundation.