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National women's league match week 10 preview

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The National Women’s League continues this Sunday when the tenth match week takes place across the country, find out what’s in store with the official preview.

Northern Lights vs Southern United

Allen Hill Stadium, Auckland

Sunday 17 November, 2pm


Referee: Riley Greenbury

Assistant Referees: Caley McNeely, Dirrenesh Thirukumar

Fourth Official: Will Roberts


Northern Lights: 1. Lily Alfeld (GK), 2. Chloe Bellamy, 4. Aneka Mittendorff, 5. Saskia Vosper (c), 7. Chloe Knott, 8. Arabella Maynard, 9. Maggie Jenkins, 12. Liz Savage, 14. Lily Jervis, 15. Nicole Cooper, 16. Ava Pritchard, 17. Mackenzie Barry, 18. Emily Couchman (GK), 19. Kelli Brown, 21. Emily Oosterhof, 22. Geneva Gross

Coach: Shane Verma

Southern United: 3. Kelsey Kennard, 4. Mikaela Hunt (c), 5. Lena de Ronde, 7. Shontelle Smith, 8. Renee Bacon, 9. Chelsea Whittaker, 10. Amy Hislop, 11. Emily Morrison, 14. Hannah Mackay-Wright, 16. Jade Middleditch (GK), 17. Ruby Anderson 18. Mikayla Gray, 22. Kirsty Hayr, 23. Georgia Brown, 24. Samantha Richards (GK)

Coach: Ignacio Sande


Shane Verma (Northern coach): "We’ve had a watch of Southern, last time we played it was five goals apiece, so focusing on defence is going to be an important one for us. We were disappointed to concede five, so tightening up will be important."

WaiBOP Football vs Central Football

John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge

Sunday 17 November, 2pm


Referee: Ben Norman

Assistant Referees: Jack Booth, Ashley Wilson

Fourth Official: Mark Owens


WaiBOP: 1. Georgia Candy (GK), 2. Lisa Evans, 3. Rachel Major, 4. Caitlin Byrne, 6. Annaliese Heuvel, 7. Olivia Hooper, 8. Chloe Henderson, 9. Emma Sizer, 11. Adi-Grace Mooar, 12. Shannon Trebes, 13. Paige McCloskey, 14. Maddison Ollington (c), 15. Stella Neems, 17. Grace Wisnewski, 22. Rhiannon Jones, 24. Kate Loye

Coach: Nico Girard

Central: 1. Brooke Bennett (GK), 2. Freya Partridge-Moore, 3. Samantha Woolley, 4. Jana Niedermayr (c), 5. Charlotte Lancaster, 6. Florence MacIntyre, 7. Georgie Furnell, 8. Abby Rankin, 9. Natalie Olson, 10. Eve Barry, 11. Kate Mori, 12. Melissa McKenna, 13. Tyler Wood, 15. Peta van Hattum, 18. Aoife Gallagher-Forbes (GK)


Barry Scullion (Central coach): "This is a huge weekend for us, we have the chance to get some points and overtake WaiBOP in the table if we can manage a win. We have had some strong performances over the last few rounds but still no points to show for all our hard work. WaiBOP have been doing well lately too, so I think it will be a tight contest. We played really well for 45 minutes against them earlier in the campaign, we just need to extend that to 90 minutes. Central has developed as a team since that game, we are in good spirits and looking forward to the game."

Auckland Football v Capital Football

William Green Domain, Auckland

Sunday 17 November, 2.30pm


Referee: Chris Trent

Assistant Referees: Hilary Osborne, Rebecca Blakeman

Fourth Official: Bridget Baker

Auckland: 1. Nadia Olla (GK), 2. Genevieve Ryan, 3. Elizabeth Anton, 4. Rebekah van Dort, 5. Maisy Dewell, 6. Stephanie Skilton (c), 7. Britney Cunningham-Lee, 8. Tessa Leong, 9. Jade Parris, 15. Emma Leaming, 19. Lucy Carter, 10. Lily Taitimu, 11. Ava Collins, 17. Hannah Pilley, 22. Sophia Dyer, 25. Alisha Perry

Coach: Nic Downes

Capital: 1. Molly Simons (GK), 2. Jayden Watts, 3. Zoe Barrott, 4. Ellen Fibbes, 5. Katie Barrott (c), 6. Nina Kondo, 7. Danielle Ohlsson, 8. Libby Boobyer, 9. Jemma Robertson, 10. Emma Rolston, 11. Jemma Catherwood, 12. Nea Blackham, 13. Molly Woodhead, 14. Charlotte Wilford-Carroll, 15. Kelsey Wilkinson, 18. Ariana Gray (GK)

Coach: Natalie Lawrence


Nic Downes (Auckland coach): "It’s a funny one having a bye, everyone would probably rather just carry on with the league and keep playing games but at the same time it’s nice to have a little breather and reflect on where we’re at. Capital can certainly score goals, they’re a danger going forward now. They caused us some problems down there, stopping what we wanted to do. They’ve evolved as the season’s gone on but so have we, so it should be a good match-up."

Natalie Lawrence (Capital coach): "We’re looking to develop each game and hold ourselves to high standards but looking to a much longer-term vision, something the whole team buys into. It will certainly pay off in the future. The team is looking forward to playing away to Auckland, they’ve had some pretty good results at home and we know this will be a real tough test, they’re a different team to what we played down here. Three points are on the cards this weekend and we’ve got to work and stick together to get them."

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