Waterside Karori have secured the Women's Premier League title and kept their perfect season record intact.

The league leaders were too good for Wellington United's reserves at Wakefield Park on Sunday, winning 2-0 - their 12th win from as many matches this season.

That extended their lead to eight points at the top of the ladder with two games to go.

Victoria University, who will be joining Karori in being promoted to the W-League next season, secured their ninth win of the season with a 6-0 triumph over Island Bay United.

That result allowed Brooklyn Northern United to leapfrog Island Bay into fifth after they beat Stop out 4-1. That could be crucial if two teams are relegated this season.

The other match saw Petone beat Kapiti Coast 2-1.


In the W-League, Wellington United are now just one win away from securing the title after they beat Palmerston North Marist 3-1 on Saturday.

Wairarapa United ensured the season is alive for at least one more week after they earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Seatoun. That means the gap between the two sides remains at five points with two games to go.

Upper Hutt City and Western Suburbs drew the other match 2-2.


The Ultra Football Central League leading lights both were made to work for their wins on Sunday.

Napier City Rovers needed an 86-minute penalty from Golden Boot leader Martin Bueno to beat bottom side Havelock North Wanderers in the Hawke's Bay derby.

At Endeavour Park, Western Suburbs were down 1-0 to Stop Out after Luke Grindlay scored in the 80th minute, but goals to Nando Pinjaker and Dominic Wooldridge in the final four minutes ensured the gap between the top two stayed at three points with two games to go.

On Saturday, Waterside Karori moved one point clear of Havelock North in the drop zone after a 1-1 draw against Lower Hutt City. 

Elsewhere, Miramar Rangers beat Wairarapa United 2-1 to move well clear of the relegation zone, while Wellington United beat Wellington Olympic 3-2.


In the Capital Premier division, Lower Hutt's reserves look seemingly set for the drop. They lost 7-1 to champions North Wellington on Saturday.

Olympic's reserves then beat Island Bay United 2-0 to move five points clear of Lower Hutt.

But Olympic aren't out of trouble yet, with two teams potentially facing the drop. Their win moved them level on 16 points with Kapiti Coast United, who lost 1-0 to Miramar's reserves. Island Bay are a further two points ahead of that pair on 18 points.

In mid-table results, Tawa beat Petone 3-1, while Upper Hutt City won 4-2 against Wests' reserves.



Women's Premier League

Waterside Karori 2 Wellington United 0

Victoria University 6 Island Bay United 0

Brooklyn Northern United 4 Stop Out 1

Petone 2 Kapiti Coast United 1


Standings: Karori 36, Wellington 28, Victoria 28, Petone 19, Kapiti 18, Brooklyn 7, Island Bay 6, Stop Out 0



Wellington United 3 (own goal, Dani Ohlsson 57', Ella Wilson 68') Palmerston North Marist 1 (Emma Boyack 13'). HT: 1-1

Wairarapa United 1 (Amber Phillips 44') Seatoun 0. HT: 1-0

Upper Hutt City 2 (Sydnie Williams 66', Bria Sargent 83') Western Suburbs 2 (Maya Hahn 49' 86'). HT: 0-0


Standings: Wellington 37, Wairarapa 32, Wests 14, Palmerston North 13, Upper Hutt 11, Seatoun 6

Golden Boot: 13: Danielle Ohlsson (Wellington); 12: Torijan Lyne-Lewis (PNM); 11: Jemma Robertson (Wellington); 9: Maya Hahn (Wests), Kelsi Rutene (Wairarapa)


Ultra Football Central League

Waterside Karori 1 (Dan Bowkett 64') Lower Hutt City 1 (Sam Johnson 37'). HT: 0-1

Miramar Rangers 2 (Taylor Schrijvers 9', Angus Kilkolly 38') Wairarapa United 1 (Hamish Watson 10'). HT: 2-1

Wellington United 3 (Liam Moore 58', Oskar van Hattum 62', Owen Smith 90+1') Wellington Olympic 2 (Gianni Bouzoukis 45', Gavin Hoy 64'). HT: 0-1

Napier City Rovers 1 (Martin Bueno 86') Havelock North Wanderers 0. HT: 0-0

Western Suburbs 2 (Nando Pinjaker 86', Dominic Wooldridge 90') Stop Out 1 (Luke Grindlay 80'). HT: 0-0


Standings: Napier 40, Wests 37, Stop Out 29, United 22, Olympic 21, Wairarapa 20, Lower Hutt 19, Miramar 19, Karori 13, Havelock North 12

Golden Boot: 20: Martin Bueno (Napier); 16: Sam Johnson (Lower Hutt); 13: Elijah Just (Wests); 11: Luis Corrales (Stop Out), Ben Waine (Wellington)


Capital Premier

Tawa 3 (Dillon Lewis 3', Oliver Story 34', Mike Ramaekers 54') Petone 1 (Isaac Snell 77'). HT: 2-0

North Wellington 7 (Maksym Kowal 22' 25' 62', Chas Lawrence 15', Hayden Sander 58', Kiernan Hughes-Mason 68', Sean Clarke 86') Lower Hutt 1 (Cameron Grant 84'). HT: 3-0

Upper Hutt City 4 (Matt Fong 57' 65' 78', Sam Patterson 88') Western Suburbs 2 (Jaga Scott-Greenfield 13', Cameron MacKenzie 53'). HT: 0-1

Wellington Olympic 2 (Seth Ward 27', Ignacio Junca 73') Island Bay United 0. HT: 1-0

Miramar Rangers 1 (Wiremu Patrick 82') Kapiti Coast United 0. HT: 0-0


Standings: North Wellington 44, Upper Hutt 31, Petone 26, Wests 23, Tawa 23, Miramar 21, Island Bay 18, Kapiti 16, Olympic 16, Lower Hutt 11

Golden Boot: 22: Maksym Kowal (North Wellington); 15: Matt Fong (Upper Hutt); 14: Jesse Randall (Island Bay); 13: Mike Ramaekers (Tawa)

Article added: Monday 30 July 2018


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