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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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
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