West Coast Rangers win national U-19s women’s tournament in Napier

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West Coast Rangers have won the three-day national U-19s women’s tournament in Napier, beating Ellerslie 3-0 in the final on Labour Monday.

The Rangers side outplayed the hardworking Ellerslie side, taking a 2-0 lead by half-time.

Te Waiariki Read opened the scoring after 14 minutes before Emily Lyon doubled Rangers’ advantage three minutes later.

Main photo: Emily Lyon scored Rangers’ second goal. File photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Eight minutes into the second spell, Jess Smith extended Rangers’ lead to 3-0.

In the 42nd minute, Ellerslie had their best chance of the game when a desperate tackle prevented a shot, leading to claims for a penalty that were turned away.

Rangers’ dominance was shown in the post-match stats. They had four shots, while Ellerslie had none. Rangers forced four corners, and the Ponies none.

The three-day annual tournament was successfully hosted by Napier City Rovers.

Ellerslie U-19s. Photo: Ellerslie AFC.


Game played on Monday October 24, 2022

West Coast Rangers 3 (Te Waiariki Read 14′, Emily Lyon 17′, Jess Smith 38′)
Ellerslie 0

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