Match Review: ASB Women's League 2 December

Capital are through to the ASB Women’s League semi finals for the third year in a row after a thrilling performance against Football South at Wakefield Park on Sunday 2 December. Capital started very strong and went three goals up after just seven minutes courtesy of a brace from Emma Rolston and a strong performance from Evie Millynn.

 

The rest of the first half was a different story though, and Football South edged their way back into the game with some well worked movement through the middle and pressed Capital into their own half for the majority. This resulted in a goal from the edge of the area and a misjudgement in the wind from Capital goalkeeper Cushla Lichtwark.

 

Capital went into the second half as they started the first and came out firing with another two goals in six minutes with a brace going to Maxine Cooper after great work from Emily McColl and Emma Rolston. Rolston got on the score sheet again minutes later after winning Capital a corner.

 

Sixty minutes into the game, Capital changed formation and brought on New Zealand U17s international Megan Robertson. Minutes later, Cooper completed her hat-trick with a well worked individual goal.

 

Coach Paul Greig said “The girls knew what they had to do today and really started the game strong. However we let them back into the game to easily. Going into the second half we couldn’t have asked for a better response. Our play in the second half really showed what we have to offer and the girls played well together as a team.”

 

Capital Football head to Auckland on 9 December to play defending champions Northern Football.

 

We will be without Lucy Stotter, Kennedy Bryant and Hope Gilchrist who have all made the NZ Secondary Schools squad and head to Fiji the same day.




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