Northern Rovers get chance to avenge loss in Kate Sheppard Cup final

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The opening weekend of the new-look Women’s National League has thrown up a juicy fixture for Auckland spectators.

The first round games on Sunday, include a match between Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League champions Northern Rovers and the winners of the Kate Sheppard Cup, Auckland United.

Only a week ago, the two clubs met in the Kate Sheppard Cup final, with United winning 1-0 in an evenly-contested game at North Harbour Stadium.

Main photo: Auckland United celebrate their cup final win. Photo: Phototek.

Auckland United will host Rovers at Keith Hay Park at 3pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Auckland’s other national league game, Western Springs host Southern United at Seddon Fields (1pm).

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Auckland United’s Bree Johnson is brought down by Northern Rovers’ Talisha Green. The teams get the chance to face each other again, a week after their Kate Sheppard Cup final. Photo: Andrew Cornaga / Phototek.

Opening weekend results

Games played on Saturday September 17, 2022

Capital Football 1 (Pepi Olliver-Bell 18′)
Eastern Suburbs 4 (Tayla O’Brien 4′, 35′, 66′, 74′)

Canterbury United Pride 3 (Whitney Hepburn 12′, Chloe Bellamy 37′, Kate Loye 62′)
Central Football 0

Standings

Fixtures

Games to be played on Sunday September 18, 2022

Western Springs v Southern United
Seddon Fields, Westmere, 1pm

Auckland United v Northern Rovers
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill, 3pm

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