Ferns midfielder Annalie Longo makes return with Cashmere Technical

New Zealand international and Wellington Phoenix captain Annalie Longo has returned to competitive football with a goalscoring appearance for Canterbury’s Cashmere Technical.

After an injury-disrupted season with the Phoenix and the Football Ferns, Longo (32) has signed with Cashmere Technical who will compete in the South Island Women’s League for the winter season.

She scored in Technical’s 8-0 win against Universities of Canterbury in the final qualifying round for the South Island competition. Technical have finished top of their qualifying league.

Longo has made 133 full international appearances for the Ferns but withdrew from the squad for February’s OFC Women’s Olympic Qualifier tournament in Samoa as “a precaution to avoid aggravating a calf strain.”

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She has not been included in the Ferns squad to play a two-match series against Japan in Spain on June 1 and 4.

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Longo joins other former Ferns Aimee Phillips and Kate Loye in the Cashmere Technical squad.

Main photo: Annalie Longo … back on the pitch. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.


Games played on Saturday May 25, 2024

South Island Women’s Qualifying League (A)

Roslyn Wakari 10 (Jemma Wilson 1′, 44′, Abbey Neilson 13′, 51′, 61′, 81′, Zara Pratley 30′, 62′, Sarah Ackerley 38′, own goal 85′
Green Island 0

Otago University 0
Dunedin City Royals 1 Hannah Mackay-Wright 90+1′)

South Island Women’s Qualifying League (B)

UC Football 0
Cashmere Technical 8 (Emma Kench 3′, Kate Loye 30′, 43′, Aimee Phillips 59′, Anna Mcphie 64′, Leanna Ryan 76′, Annalie Longo 80′, own goal 90’+2′)

NW United 0
Coastal Spirit 2 (Melanie Cameron 60′, Ella Hanton 90+2′)

Game scheduled for Sunday May 26, 2024

Nelson Suburbs P
Selwyn United P
*Postponed due to flight cancellations

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