Jemma Roberston was in goal-scoring form again for W-League leaders, Wellington United. Photo: Michael Welsh

Wellington United underlined their W-League favouritism with a hard-fought victory over Wairarapa United on Saturday.

The 1-0 win at Newtown Park, courtesy of a 38th-minute goal from Jemma Robertson, pushed the league-leaders five points clear of Wairarapa at the top of the table on 12 points.

Joining Wairarapa on seven points were Upper Hutt City after Football Fern Sarah Gregorius inspired them to a 6-3 win over Palmerston North Marist.

She scored four goals in the match, while Bria Sargent and Becky Stewart added the other two. Jess Mason’s brace and a goal from Charlotte Noakes brought the score back to 4-3 in the 63rd minute, only for Gregorius to score her final two goals in the last 22 minutes to seal the win.

Western Suburbs picked up their first ever W-League win when Alexandra Gray’s brace saw them beat winless Seatoun 2-1 in the round’s other match.


In the women’s Premier League, Waterside Karori and Victoria University pushed three points clear of third-placed Wellington United with wins at the weekend.

University beat Wellington 3-2, while Karori eased past Kapiti Coast United 2-0.

Other results saw Island Bay United beat Stop Out 6-2, while Petone were 6-1 winners against Brooklyn Northern United.


Meanwhile, Napier City Rovers have moved five points clear at the top of the Ultra Football Central League thanks to their 6-1 derby win over Havelock North Wanderers. Japanese import Sho Goto grabbed a hat-trick in the win.

Wellington United were strong 4-1 winners over Wellington Olympic to continue their strong start.

Golden Boot leader Calvin Harris had a mixed day. He grabbed a brace, including a superb shot on the turn from outside the box to put his side up 3-1 in the 65th minute.

But six minutes later he was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence. Wellington coach Paul Temple was then ordered from the sidelines for something he said.

The red card mattered little in the end, with Wellington’s Ben Waine finishing off a brace of his own when firing home the killer blow in the 71st minute.

Olympic were not without their chances though. They would've been disappointed with their first half and found themselves trailing 2-0 at the break, but got back in the game through a Christian Baz penalty eight minutes into the second half. After Harris’ second goal they had the misfortune of both Gavin Hoy and Many Achol striking the post in the same play.

In other results, Stop Out moved to second after their 0-0 draw with Western Suburbs, Lower Hutt City continued their good form with a 1-0 win over Waterside Karori and Wairarapa United returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory against Miramar Rangers.


The Capital Premier division looks like North Wellington’s to lose after their major rivals all stumbled over the weekend.

A Maksym Kowal hat-trick earned them a 7-1 win over Lower Hutt’s reserves.

The teams in second through fifth all lost, meaning North Wellington have an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

The biggest results were Tawa beating Petone 3-0 and Olympic’s reserves putting five past Island Bay United in a 5-2 win. Upper Hutt City won 4-1 against Wests’ reserves, while Kapiti Coast United got their third-straight win with a 1-0 triumph over Miramar’s reserves.




W-League round four
Western Suburbs 2 (Alexandra Gray 31’ 70’) Seatoun 1 (Grace Surridge 49’). HT: 1-0
Wellington United 1 (Jemma Robertson 38’) Wairarapa United 0. HT: 1-0
Upper Hutt City 6 (Sarah Gregorius 1’ 6’ 68’ 80’, Bria Sargent 26’ Becky Stewart 53’) Palmerston North Marist 3 (Jess Mason 15’ 63’, Charlotte Noakes 59’). HT: 3-1

Standings: Wellington 12, Wairarapa 7, Upper Hutt 7, Palmerston North 4, Wests 4, Seatoun 0

Golden Boot: 6: Sarah Gregorius (Upper Hutt), Jemma Robertson (Wellington United); 4: Jess Mason (PNM); 3:Torijan Lyne-Lewis (PNM). Grace Surridge (Seatoun)


Women's Premier round four
Victoria University 3 (C Wheler, G Moore, S Haseltine) Wellington United 2 (J Morrissey, N Olson)
Waterside Karori 2 (L Carter, C Stone) Kapiti Coast United 0
Island Bay 6 (G Surridge 3, E Hollis 2, E Beamsley-Dick) Stop Out 2  
Petone 6 (L Boobyer 4, M Caughley, own goal) Brooklyn Northern United 1 (H Lee-Harwood)

Standings: Waterside Karori 12, Victoria 12, Wellington 9, Petone 6, Kapiti 3, Brooklyn 3, Island Bay 3, Stop Out 0



Ultra Football Central League round seven
Stop Out 0 Western Suburbs 0. HT: 0-0
Wellington United 4 (Calvin Harris 25’ 65’, Ben Waine 30’ 71’) Wellington Olympic 1 (Christian Baz 53’). HT: 2-0
Lower Hutt City 1 (Ryan Kelly 78’) Waterside Karori 0. HT: 0-0
Wairarapa United 4 (Azariah Soromon 68’ 83’, Seule Soromon 45’, Paul Ifill 85’) Miramar Rangers 1 (Dom Rowe 70’). HT: 1-0
Napier City Rovers 6 (Sho Goto 33’ 45’ 51’, Karan Mandair 6’, Martin Bueno 67’, own goal) Havelock North Wanderers 1 (Liam Shackleton 10’). HT: 2-1

Standings: Napier 18, Stop Out 13, Wellington 12*, Wests 12, Lower Hutt 11*, Wairarapa 10, Olympic 9, Miramar 7, Karori 3, Havelock North 3. *game in hand

Golden Boot: 8: Calvin Harris (Wellington); 7: Martin Bueno (Napier); 6: Sho Goto (Napier), Samuel Johnson (Lower Hutt), Ben Waine (Wellington), Willem Ebbinge (Wellington), Gagame Feni (Havelock North), Paul Ifill (Wairarapa), Eli Just (Wests), Jerram Tuck (Stop Out)


Capital Premier round seven
Kapiti Coast United 1 (Sam Martin 75’) Miramar Rangers 0. HT: 0-0
Tawa 3 (Soh Reh La 40’, Liam Kerr 73’, Paul Willis 82’) Petone 0. HT: 1-0
Upper Hutt City 4 (Matthew Fong 56’, Ben Horton 59’, Sam Patterson 74’, Simon Belcher 81’) Western Suburbs 1 (Falaima Mokeni 77’). HT: 0-0
Wellington Olympic 5 (Dylan Thomson 53’, Juan Dione Saint Romain 57’, William Forrest 64’, Roberto Scapolo 90+2’) Island Bay United 2 (Jesse Randall 28’, Izaac O’Hara 83’). HT: 0-1
North Wellington 7 (Maksym Kowal 43’ 47’ 90’, Sam Gillespie 13’, Chas Lawrence 18’, Kieran Cripps 75’, own goal) Lower Hutt City 1 (Jayden Grant 82’). HT: 4-0

Standings: North Wellington 19, Miramar 11, Island Bay 10, Petone 10, Lower Hutt 10, Kapiti 9, Upper Hutt 9, Tawa 8, Olympic 7, Wests 6

Golden Boot: 10: Jesse Randall (Island Bay); 8: Maksym Kowal (North Wellington); 5: Alex Shepherd-Reynolds (Petone); 4: Charles Atkinson-Kos (Miramar), Falaima Mokeni (Wests)

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