Western Springs eased into second place on the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League table after a 2-1 Friday night win against high-flying Eastern Suburbs.
The win took Springs above Suburbs, pouring heat on the battle for the mantle of runners-up to champions Northern Rovers.
Sofia Garcia put Springs ahead at Seddon Fields, scoring in the 12th minute.
Rina Hirano doubled their lead in the 34th minute.
Suburbs striker Jade Parris pulled back a goal just before half-time.
After turning around with Springs ahead 2-1, neither side could find a way through in the second spell and the home side took the points.
Main photo: Rina Hirano … scored the second goal for Springs. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Game played Friday August 19, 2022
Western Springs 2 (Sofia Garcia 12′, Rina Hirano 34′)
Eastern Suburbs 1 (Jade Parris 45′)
Games to be played on Sunday August 21, 2022
Tauranga City (8th) v Hamilton Wanderers (7th)
Links Ave Reserve, Tauranga, 1pm
Ellerslie (5th) v West Coast Rangers (6th)
Michaels Ave Reserve, Auckland, 3pm