Coastal Women wrap up another title
Well done to Jim and the team on a very successful league run this year and another WPL title. This article originally posted on mainland football’s website…
Coastal Wrap Up Title
Coastal Spirit wrapped up back to back Women’s Premier League (WPL) titles with a round to spare when they defeated Halswell 6 – 2 on Saturday. Universities continued their late season rally with a 4 – 2 win over Waimakariri. Cashmere Technical had the bye. Going into the final round Coastal have 25 points, Technical 20, Waimak 17, Universities 14 and Halswell 3.
The champions in waiting started well, Cody Taylor opened the scoring early on. Mel Cameron doubled Coastal’s lead soon after and Taylor added her second goal just minutes later. Cheryl McDermid then reduced the margin to make it 3 – 1 to Coastal at halftime. Coastal continued their domination after the break, doubling their score line with further goals to Lauren Dabner, Tahli Herman-Watt and a third for Taylor. Hollie Carlisle-Reeve scored a consolation for Halswell but it was too little too late. This was Taylor’s fourth hat-trick of the campaign and takes her tally in the WPL to 17, seven ahead of her closest rivals.
Universities put a major dent in Waimak’s hopes of finishing in second place when the students claimed their third win on the trot. Waimak now need to defeat Technical by five clear goals in the final round to finish in the runner-up position. A double from Universities Holly Pascoe helped the cause with Ekaterina Lieshout and Rachel Brodie grabbing the other goals. Gabie Rennie and Kayla Thomas replied for Waimak.