PREVIEW: Three sides locked together at top of NRFL Women’s Championship

By Joan Grey

Heading into round six, Franklin United, Onehunga Sports and Tauranga Moana are locked together at the top of the Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship.

Futsal Fern Britney-Lee Nicholson leads the Golden Boot. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Before the Kate Sheppard Cup break, Onehunga Sports delivered a 5-3 triumph over previously unbeaten leaders Tauranga Moana, cutting their lead and levelling the playing field at the top.

Now the heat is on the three frontrunners to grab victories and keep pace with each other this weekend.

Franklin United gear up for a match against Central United at their Drury home field.

Onehunga Sports square off against Melville United, while Tauranga Moana duel Manukau United in the Bay of Plenty.

Meanwhile, sixth-placed Birkenhead will go up against fifth-placed Northern Rovers this weekend. Success is key for both teams to maintain hopes of catching the league leaders.

Golden Boot

8 — Britney Cunningham-Lee (Franklin United)
6 — Kerri-Ann Jones (Tauranga Moana)
4 — Sarah Carpenter (Franklin United)
3 — Abby Chad (Birkenhead United), Ashley Porter (Manukau United), Ivy Colonne (Northern Rovers), Jaime Govind (Birkenhead United), Pip Meo (Onehunga Sports), Sylvia McDougall (Central United),


Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship

Tauranga Moana v Manukau United
Links Ave, Mt Maunganui,1pm

Melville United v Onehunga Sports
Gower Park, Hamilton, 1pm

Franklin United v Central United
Drury Sports Complex, Drury, 1pm

Birkenhead United v Northern Rovers
Shepherds Park, Birkenhead, 1pm

Joan Grey

Friends of Football writer Joan Grey loves playing and writing about football.

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