Three Kings stung Lynn Avon in the fourth minute as Leah Tangaloa capped a counter attack with her first goal of the season before Sarah Gregorius – playing her first senior game for Three Kings since transferring from Lynn Avon – doubled the lead in the 17th minute.
The holders pulled a goal back through Caitlin Campbell’s chipped effort 10 minutes before halftime but couldn’t convert second-half pressure into an equaliser.
Last season’s beaten finalists Claudelands Rovers continued their run with a 7-2 win over Papamoa that included four penalties and a four-goal haul for U-17 international Olivia Chance.
Their namesakes, Glenfield Rovers, also progressed to next week’s quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Waitakere City.
In Wellington an Alice Ireton hat trick fired Marist to a 3-0 win over Seatoun.
Marist will play Red Sox Manawatu in the quarterfinals after the Palmerston North club edged Hastings’ Maycenvale United in a 4-3 thriller.
Avon United’s clash with Halswell in Christchurch was even tighter with Halwell eventually prevailing 4-3 in a penalty shootout after fulltime and extra time scores were locked at 1-1.
It was easier work for Dunedin’s Roslyn Wakari who dispatched Northern 6-0 in Timaru thanks to a Mary Fraser hat trick, a double to Una Madden and one to Lekha Diesing.
Women’s Knockout Cup 2010
Round Two Results
United Soccer 1
Waitakere City 1 (Claire Alderton)
Glenfield Rovers 3 (Rebecca Sowden, Caitlin Smallfield, Briar McNamara)
Eastern Suburbs 6 (Rebecca Tegg (2), Evie Millynn, Grace Vincent, Georgia Goulding, Mariah Meagher)
Three Kings United 2 (Leah Tagaloa, Sarah Gregorius)
Lynn-Avon United 1 (Caitlin Campbell)
Papamoa 2 (Trudi Greig, Jacinta Coleman)
Claudelands Rovers 7 (Olivia Chance (4 incl 2 pens), Holly Patterson, Grace Parkinson (2 incl pen))
Red Sox Manawatu 4
Maycenvale United 3
Marist 3 (Alice Ireton (3))
Halswell United 1 (Penny Chapman)
Avon United 1 (Belinda Van Noorden)
(A.e.t, FT 1-1, Halswell win 4-3 on penalties)
Roslyn Wakari 6 (Mary Fraser (3), Una Madden (2), Lekha Diesing)
Women’s Knockout Cup Round Dates:
Quarterfinals – July 3/4 (Northern, Central, Southern Regions)
Semi finals – August 7/8 (national draw)
Final – September 4 or 5
Story courtesy of NZF Media.
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