Capital Football | W-League remains deadlocked, Miramar Rangers edge away in Central League

The W-League leaders are still unable to be separated after comfortable wins for both Palmerston North Marist and Wellington United over the weekend.

The Golden Boot standings also remain deadlocked, with Mikaela Boxall from PNM and Jemma Robertson both on 15 goals following Saturday’s wins.

Boxall scored two of her side’s six goals in their 6-0 win over North Wellington, while Robertson netted a 15-minute hat-trick in the first half of her side’s 5-0 win over Western Suburbs.

In other action, Petone beat Wairarapa Untied 4-3 in a thriller.

Petone were their own worst enemies at times as Jessica Kincaid netted twice into her own goal in the third and 63rd minutes. The second own goal put them 3-0 down, but Katie McKenzie got them back in the game one minute later, before substitute Eleanor Humphrey scored a hat-trick over the final 32 minutes, including the winner in the 91st minute.

The other match of the round saw Waterside Karori edge past Seatoun 2-1, with Kaley Ward grabbing the winner in the 90th minute.

In the Ultra Football Central League, Miramar Rangers pushed three points clear after winning their top-of-the-table clash against Western Suburbs 1-0.

Andy Bevin got the lone goal in the second half.

Wellington Olympic kept within touching distance of the leaders after a brace from Jack-Henry Sinclair saw them ease past North Wellington 2-1.

Lower Hutt City put a bit of breathing room between themselves and the relegation zone thanks to a 5-0 win in their local derby against Petone, who now sit bottom.

Stop Out climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-2 draw against Napier City Rovers, while Waterside Karori moved up to fifth with their third win on the trot, a 3-1 triumph over Wairarapa United.

Around the grounds … Upper Hutt City continue to lead the Capital Premier with their goals coming from the Fong brothers. Second-placed Wainuiomata remain four points behind with a 6-2 win over University. Kellan Gould scoring his second hat-trick of the season. The top two sides meet each other next week at Richard Prouse Park.

In Capital One, a hat-trick in the first 25 minutes by Zach Phillips from Upper Hutt Reserves wasn’t enough against Waterside Karori Reserves. Alex Greenwood getting the winner for Karori in the 91st minute.

Blake Driehuis scored a hat-trick for Lower Hutt City Reserves against Tawa at Fraser Park.  Lower Hutt City had a great weekend with their top three sides having an aggregate score of 15-0.

Adam Chard scored his 12th goal in 11 games for Petone in the Capital Three grade.

In Wellington One, Stop Out made it 9 wins from 10 games with a win over Porirua City.

Wainuiomata Halfbaked remain unbeaten in Wellington Five, with a win over Western Suburbs Sandbar.

In Women’s Premier, Vanessa Addy (nee Holmes) celebrated playing 150 games for KCU with all four goals against North Wellington.

In Women’s One, Upper Hutt won 5-1 over the Wellington United Emeralds with Becky Stewart scoring her 19th goal of the season.

Wellington United Opals had a good 5-0 win over North Wellington, which included a goal from club legend Sandy Cumpstone who recently celebrated playing 150 games for the United club.

Ultra Football W-League week nine results

Palmerston North Marist 6 (Mikaela Boxall 23’ 42’, Kaitlyn Watts 12’ 66’, Aniela Jensen 63’ 78’) North Wellington 0. HT: 3-0.

Wellington United 5 (Jemma Robertson 16’ 26’ 31’, Emma Main 42’, Dani Ohlsson 76’) Western Suburbs 0. HT: 4-0.

Petone 4 (Eleanor Humphrey 67’ 89’ 90+1’, Katie McKenzie 64’) Wairarapa United 3 (Jessica Kincaid 3’ 63’ (own goals), Darby Lambert 16’). HT: 0-2.

Waterside Karori 2 (Millie Lynskey 30’, Kaley Ward 90’) Seatoun 1 (Margo Kilkenny-Brown 12’). HT: 1-1.

Golden Boot: 15: Mikaela Boxall (PNM), Jemma Robertson (Wellington United); 8: Kaley Ward (Waterside Karori), Kaitlyn Watts (PNM); 7: Libby Boobyer (Petone), Samantha Whyte (Wairarapa Utd).

Ultra Football Central League week nine results

Miramar Rangers 1 (Andy Bevin 70’) Western Suburbs 0. HT: 1-0

Wellington Olympic 2 (Jack-Henry Sinclair 17’ 81’) North Wellington 1 (Jesse Randall 4’). HT: 1-1.

Lower Hutt City 5 (Lee Joseph 65’ 80’, Riley Bidois 14’, Luis Toomey 17’, Ben Old 63’) Petone 0. HT: 2-0.

Waterside Karori 3 (Harry Faultley 6’, Merlin Luke-Miny 66’, Jarrod Stant 81’) Wairarapa United 1 (Hugo Delhommelle 4’). HT: 1-1.

Stop Out 2 (Ryan Kelly 12’, Kaeden Atkins 25’ (own goal)) Napier City Rovers 2 (Gavin Hoy 8’, Liam Schofield 72’). HT: 2-1.

Golden Boot: 11 Sam Mason-Smith (Miramar Rangers); 10: Jesse Randall (North Wellington); 8: Gianni Bouzoukis (Wellington Olympic), Jack-Henry Sinclair (Wellington Olympic)

Article added: Monday 10 August 2020


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