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WSAFC Prem Women – NRFL Pre-Season Tournament Runners Up

WSAFC Women’s Premier Team Runners Up in NRFL Pre-Season Cup.

Our women’s premier team finished second in the NRFL pre-season tournament after losing 3-1 in the final to Auckland United.

Springs started off positively against the NRFL newcomers with a goal early on.  It’s unclear who the goal was credited to after Maggie Pederson’s long-range strike came down off the crossbar and may or may not have crossed the line, however Rina Hirano was on hand to remove any doubt.

In a game consisting of three 30 minute periods, despite leading at the first break in play, Auckland United took control in the second period scoring 3 goals.  The last 30 ended all square at 0-0 which meant Auckland United claimed their first ever piece of silverware.

Despite the scoreline, Springs coach Alessandro (Alex) Fantoni was pleased with the way in which the team applied themselves:

“I was very proud of the way the team played today, with courage and desire to do good and the determination to stick to our game plan.

First thirty was 1-0 to us
Second thirty was 3-0 to them.
Third thirty was 0-0.

There were good moments & not so good moments, but they are all part of the process of getting better.”

Alessandro (Alex) Fantoni, Women’s Premier Head Coach

Both the Women’s Premier & Reserves kick off their season proper this weekend with a replay of the cup final. Our Premier team will host Auckland United Prems on Friday night under the Seddon lights at 7:45pm with our Reserves hosting their counterparts on Sunday morning at 10:45am.

Come on down to see the ladies in action on either day.  Bring the kids along and enjoy some competitive, entertaining football in a family friendly environment.