A goal in each half secured the national women’s title for Auckland United in their Grand Final against Southern United.
The Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League title holders beat Southern United 2-0 at Auckland’s Go Media Stadium Mt Smart.
Here are the big moments, and a highlights package of the final provided by FIFA+.
Main photo: Southern United’s Amy Hislop is thwarted by Auckland United goalkeeper Aimee Hall.
The game’s big moments
Compiled by Friends of Football writer Max Fletcher
8’ — Southern United striker Amy Hislop heads the ball onto the crossbar when she meets a cross whipped in by Kendrah Smith.
23’ — Auckland United break the deadlock with Rene Wasi passing the ball to Alexis Cook who smashes it into the net. Score: 1-0.
52’ — Hislop shoots from long-range but Auckland ‘keeper Aimee Hall produces a great save.
57’ — Southern ‘keeper Lauren Paterson punches a cross out of the area but Auckland’s Maisy Dewell chips it back over the head of defenders and Paterson for her side’s second goal. Score: 2-0.
58’ — Hislop almost levels when she cuts onto her left foot in the box and curls the ball just past the far upright.
61’ — Chelseas Elliott almost gets a third for Auckland with a free kick on the left side towards the touchline but Paterson does well to get a strong right hand to it.
Watch the highlights
Game played on Sunday November 26, 2023
Women’s National League Grand Final
Auckland United 2 (Alexis Cook 23′, Maisy Dewell 57′)
Southern United 0
Watch the full replay here: