Women to host Auckland in opener

Southern United will play its first national women’s league game of the season under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

The team will host Auckland to open its six-match campaign on October 15.

It will signal a chance to get the season off to a strong start, with the team having lost its closest match — a 4-3 thriller — to Auckland last season.

From there it heads to Palmerston North to play Central, before returning home to play WaiBOP at Tahuna Park a week later.It then has a trip  to Christchurch for its derby game against Canterbury United, before hosting the typically strong Northern side.

A bye follows, before it finishes its regular season against Capital in Petone.

From there the second and third-placed teams play off for the right to play the top-finishing team in the final on December 10.

It will be the last season the league is played in a single-round format before moving to home and away  next year.


Southern United women
National league  draw

v Auckland, Forsyth Barr Stadium, October 15, 2pm
v Central, Memorial Park, Palmerston North, October 22, 12pm
v WaiBOP, Tahuna Park, October 28, 3pm
v Canterbury United, English Park, Christchurch, November 5, 1pm
v Northern, Tahuna Park, November 12, 1pm
v Capital, Memorial Park, Petone, November 26, 1pm

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