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Dunedin Technical maintained its perfect record in the Southern Women's Premiership when it comfortably beat University’s second side 7-1 on the Logan Park turf on Friday night.
With its trademark strong start, Tech raced to an early three-goal lead thanks to goals to Emily Morison, Ruby Anderson, and Chelsea Whittaker. Joyce O'Brien pulled one back for Uni from long range, but Tech added another couple of goals before halftime, Whittaker grabbing her second and Shontelle Smith scoring from the edge of the box.
Technical took the opportunity to give starts to youngsters Anika Itadani and Georgia Kennedy, who were both impressive along with the busy Tabitha Seaton.
Technical added two more late in the match with goals to Kennedy and Margi Dias, as the side continued its march towards a ninth consecutive league title.
In Queenstown on Saturday, the home side defeated a depleted Roslyn Wakari side 1-0. The prolific Lauren Murray scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot early in the first half. The win moved Queenstown three points clear of Roslyn in third place on the table.
Earlier in the week, the University premier side beat Roslyn Wakari 4-2 to remain in second spot in the league.
University's match against Green Island was deferred.
In yesterday’s two Kate Sheppard Cup round-two matches, Dunedin Technical and University advanced to the next round.
In a pulsating clash at Sunnyvale, Technical was pushed hard by a determined Green Island side but eventually won 3-2 victory as they aim to emulate their 2018 cup success.
University thrashed Mosgiel 8-0 at Memorial Park.
- Morgan Jarvis