Dunedin City Royals needed two second-half goals to salvage a point in their midweek Women’s South Island League clash with local rivals Otago University.
University went 2-0 within 12 minutes of kick-off, forcing Royals to fight back with a second-half brace from Shontelle Smith.
The 2-2 draw leaves Royals in second place, three points behind leaders Cashmere Technical who have a game in hand.
This weekend, Technical and third-placed Coastal Spirit are well positioned to further their title claims with games against the competition’s bottom two sides.
Game played on Wednesday August 2, 2023
Otago University 2 (Madeline McCormick 10′, Amy Hislop 12′)
Dunedin City Royals 2 (Shontelle Smith 51′, 61′)
Games to be played on Saturday August 5, 2023
Universities of Canterbury v Cashmere Technical
English Park, Christchurch, 12.30pm
Nelson Suburbs v Coastal Spirit
Saxton Fields, Nelson, 12.30pm