» Auckland 1-0 WaiBOP – ASB Women’s League

WaiBOP trail the ASB Women’s League after three rounds despite winning the battle for possession in all their games so far.

The team lost 1-0 to Auckland on Sunday, to a late goal by substitute Stephanie Trowill, and WaiBOP coach Simon Mead felt his side could have taken the game if they had converted their chances in front of goal.

“We had enough chances to score but Auckland stuck their’s in the net and that was the difference,” he said.

In all three games this season, WaiBOP have won the majority of possession but have not been able to turn it into goals, meaning the side props up the league table.

Auckland captain Jess Verdon was happy with the way her side went about their work in their first home game of the season.

“We always continued to play our style of football,” Verdon said. “We didn’t panic and we came away with the result.

“We felt structured and in control for long periods and we set a good platform for the following weeks.”

WaiBOP head to Dunedin this weekend to face Football South who won their first national league match in six years when they beat New Zealand U17s on Sunday.

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