WaiBOP vs Canterbury United Pride - ISPS Handa Women’s Premiership Matchweek 3

Grace Wisnewski (r) opened her 2020 ISPS Handa Women's Premiership account last weekend against Central. Will she score for the second week running? © Copyright Image: William Booth / www.photosport.nz

When? Sunday 15 November, 12 pm kick off

Where? John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge

What happened last time the two sides met?

It was two wins from two games for Canterbury United Pride in 2019. Their third round meeting with WaiBOP ended in a 5-0 victory for the Cantabrians, as skipper Rebecca Lake opened the scoring in the first half and the second half was marked by goals from Tahlia Herman-Watt and Macey Fraser, and a double from substitute Britney-lee Nicholson. A goal from Lauren Dabner and a double from Nicola Dominikovich and secured a 3-0 victory for the eventual champions in the return leg.

What they say

Nico Girard, WaiBOP head coach:

“Each week we try to work on improving our principles through the four moments of the game," he explained. "We've obviously looked at some of the game video to see how Canterbury attack and defend and have built this into our training too.

“Canterbury, we know, has a history of being very fit and pacey. We expect to compete and improve on our performance individually and collectively. But our players believe we have a squad that can compete with the best of them. So we have to go out and show it.

“I expect Canterbury will be extremely hungry on Sunday, especially after their match against Auckland. Teams with a great winning pedigree don't sit back and expect the result to fall their way. We know we will be in for a proper battle this weekend. Having said that, we always play for three points so we'll bring that attitude into Sunday's game and we'll see what happens.”

Squads as at Friday 13 November


1 Rylee GODBOLD (GK); 2 Manaia ELLIOTT; 3 Serena MURRIHY; 4 Kate MCCONNELL; 5 Michaela FOSTER (C); 9 Kelli BROWN; 10 Grace WISNEWSKI; 12 Shannon TREBES; 13 Lisa EVANS; 17 Caitlin BYRNE; 20 Chelsea ELLIOTT; 7 Emma CAWTE; 11 Olivia HOOPER; 15 Lilly MUSPRATT; 16 Maddison OLLINGTON; 23 Aimee FEINBERG-DANIELI

Canterbury United Pride

1 Una FOYLE (GK); 2 Emma CLARKE; 3 Rebecca LAKE (C); 4 Lara WALL; 5 Mikaela HUNT; 6 Kate TAYLOR; 7 Gabrielle (Gabi) RENNIE; 8 Tahlia HERMAN-WATT; 11 Britney-lee NICHOLSON; 13 Whitney HEPBURN; 21 Nicola DOMINIKOVICH; 12 Amelia ABBOTT; 17 Zoe MCMEEKEN; 18 Alyssa WHINHAM; 19 Ellena FIRTH; 23 Lily BRAY


Referee: Robbie MARIS; Assistant referee 1: Jack BOOTH; Assistant referee 2:; 4th official: Sarah Elyse JONES


Article added: Sunday 15 November 2020


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