RESULTS: The winners and goalscorers from Friday’s top matches

Here are the results and scorers from Friday night’s football in the Southern League and Lotto NRFL women’s competitions.

Southern League

In the Southern League, Cameron Rean scored a double in his debut for Ferrymead Bays against his former club, Coastal Spirit, helping his new team to a 3-0 win.

Read (20) had the distinction of scoring the first goal of the Southern League season, at 7.23pm, and then doubled his side’s lead before half-time.

The experienced James Deehan (36) finished off the scoring with a second-half penalty.

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League

Western Springs beat newly-promoted Hibiscus Coast 5-0 at Seddon Fields, starting their season with a few new names in their squad.

These included Tiana Hill (from Hamilton Wanderers) and a surprise appearance off the bench of defender Maia Jackman, in her first domestic competition game in five years.

The legendary Football Fern, and official FIFA women’s Legend, played nine minutes in a late cameo.

READ MORE: Legendary Fern Maia Jackman makes a surprise return to NRFL competition >>>>


Games played on Friday March 24, 2023

Southern League

Ferrymead Bays 3 (Cameron Rean 8′, 26′, James Deehan 51′ pen)
Coastal Spirit 0

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League

Western Springs 5 (Sam Tawharu 2′, 87′, Sofia Garcia 7′, 52′, Lily Jervis 28′)
Hibiscus Coast 0

Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship

Fencibles United 1 (Millee Loxton 6′)
Te Atatu 0

Manukau United 2 (Tineke De Jong 60′, Ashley Porter 68′)
Franklin United 2 (Chloe Marthe 7′, 52′)


READ MORE: The rest of the weekend’s fixtures >>>>

Weekend previews

Click on the following links for our weekend preview stories:

READ MORE: Rule change and promoted sides add interest to new Northern League season >>>>

READ MORE: Last season’s top two face off in Central League opening weekend >>>>

READ MORE: Our preview of the opening round of Southern League >>>>

READ MORE: Our preview of the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League opening round >>>>

READ MORE: Revamped Lotto NRFL Championship begins with new faces in the dugouts >>>>

READ MORE: Familiar feel to Northern Conference as new comp replaces second division >>>>

READ MORE: Local derby kicks off opening round of new Lotto NRFL Southern Conference >>>>

READ MORE: Floodlit games to get new-look Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship underway >>>>

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