Springs Power Home to Delight the Seddon Crowd
Springs got their season off to a flyer with an impressive win over a newly established Northern Rovers team Rovers, an amalgamation of Forrest Hill Milford United and Glenfield Rovers, both of who has won leagues and cups in recent years.
Head of Women's Football, Ryan Faithfull, gave us his thoughts about the game and the quick turnaround as we face Auckland United on Thursday night.
A great opening day win for you. What were your thoughts going into the game? To see the team play good football or just get those 3 points? (can't say both)
The team was excited ahead of the first game of the season. The staff and players have worked hard throughout pre-season to prepare for the opening fixture and it was important for us to get off to a good start in the league. Our intentions are always on improving as a team, week to week.
A good win against a traditionally strong team. You must've been very happy?
It was our first test against a strong Northern Rovers team and was pleasing to see the players apply our game principles and be rewarded for their efforts.
All good coaches are never satisfied so would could the team have done better?
Northern Rovers presented a new challenge for us in the way they defended. We have previewed a few aspects in position and aim to be more efficient progressing the ball forward under high pressure.
Did you manage to go see any other games this weekend?
I followed both opposition games closely. Both matches were heavily contested and it feels like it will be a very competitive and exciting league this year. I am looking forward to seeing how teams begin to adapt with significant familiarity.
Auckland United up next, who started with a draw against Ellerslie. It's a Thursday night game at Seddon, how will you prepare the team this week?
As a team we have reviewed the key improvement areas from Round 1 and aim to execute these game situations in our next match. Auckland United will be very competitive and another test for our players.