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Dragons win in the Bay

The Canterbury United Dragons football team picked up an away win over fellow strugglers Hawkes Bay in the ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership. The first half didn’t see any goals in what was shaping to be a close encounter. However early in the second half Ihaia Delaney found the back of the net for the Dragons. Midway through the second half the Dragons found two more quick goals, one from Yuya Taguchi, and a screamer from Garban Coughlan, to seal the match and lift them off the bottom of the table.

Over in Wellington, it was a dominant display from the Pride over Capital in the women’s ISPS Handa Premiership. The Pride found the net early with a goal to Britney-Lee Nicholson.  Rebecca Lake doubled the lead, with another penalty, after Alyssa Whinham was dropped in the box. Whinham then scored her own, to give the Pride a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.  In the second half Gabi Rennie was able to extend the lead, and the Pride finished with a convincing 4-0 win. 

With one game to play before the final, the Pride will be looking for a win over Northern at home next weekend, which is a double header, with the Dragons at home too.

Along with ex-Waimak United players Luke Tongue, Rennie, and Tahlia Herman-Watt picking up wins in the weekend, fellow North Cantabrians, Macey Fraser and Blair Currie, picked up their first National League win, as Southern defeated Waikato Bay of Plenty 2-0 in Dunedin.

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