Canterbury United Pride have climbed into the top half of the Women’s National League table after a 2-1 win against Capital Football.
After a scoreless first half at Petone Memorial Park, Canterbury finally got a break in the 68th minute when Lisa Evans was brought down by goalkeeper Molly Simons when through on goal.
From the resulting penalty, Rebecca Lake sent Simons the wrong way and gently passed the ball into the net.
In the 83rd minute, Canterbury ‘keeper Una Foyle played out from the back, giving the ball to Lake.
The side combined to create a well-worked goal as Chloe Bellamy was fed the ball in the Capital area. Despite having the attentions of three defenders, Bellamy still got the ball into the net.
Main photo: The Pride congratulate goalscorer Bellamy (18) after the second goal.
Going into added time, Capital salvaged a goal when Renee Bacon provided the chance for Sammi Preval who struck a well-placed shot past Simons.
The goal sparked a tense finish but the Pride kept sufficient possession to deprive the home side of any late equaliser.
Game played on Saturday October 29, 2022
Capital Football 1 (Sammi Preval 90 + 2′)
Canterbury United Pride 2 (Rebecca Lake 69′ pen, Chloe Bellamy 83′)
Game played on Friday October 28, 2022
Western Springs 2 (Lara Colpi 74′, Arisa Takeda 86′)
Eastern Suburbs 4 (Tayla O’Brien 16′, 69′, Deven Jackson 30′, Charlotte Carroll 48′)
Games to be played on Sunday October 30, 2022
Auckland United v Central Football
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill, 2.30pm
Southern United v Northern Rovers