Only two rounds remain in the Women’s National League as teams jostle for final positions on the league table.
Eastern Suburbs are assured of first place on the table, and a place in the Grand Final on Sunday December 18.
The battle for the second final spot continues between Western Springs and Northern Rovers, though Rovers need to win their remaining games and count on Springs losing their’s.
Canterbury United Pride can finish as high as third and prevent an Auckland clean sweep of the top three placings.
Mathematically, Central Football can avoid the wooden spoon but only by winning their last two games, and if Auckland United also lose to Capital Football this weekend.
Here’s how the run-in to the season looks:
Games to be played on Saturday December 3, 2022
Western Springs v Central Football
Seddon Fields, Westmere, 12pm
Northern Rovers v Canterbury United Pride
McFetridge Park, Glenfield, 1.30pm
Games to be played on Sunday December 4, 2022
Auckland United v Capital Football
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill, 1.30pm
Southern United v Eastern Suburbs
Venue TBC, 12pm
Game to be played on Friday December 9, 2022
Eastern Suburbs v Western Springs
William Green Domain, Pakuranga, 7.30pm
Games to be played on Saturday December 10, 2022
Canterbury United Pride v Capital Football
Venue TBC, 2pm
Northern Rovers v Southern United
McFetridge Park, Glenfield, 2pm
Game to be played on Sunday December 11, 2022
Central Football v Auckland United
Massey University, Palmerston North, 12pm
To be played on Sunday December 18, 2022
Eastern Suburbs v Northern Rovers or Western Springs
Venue to be confirmed