Fighting to ward off relegation

17:00, Jul 23 2013
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Vikings Sione Niuvao Taka charges up the field. Rugby League, Bay Roskill Vikings v Northcote Tigers, Fowlds Park Western Springs, Saturday 20th July 2013.
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Tigers celebrate a try.
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Vikings Sakaio Viane charges towards the Tigers defence.
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Tigers are devastated by the loss.
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Vikings celebrate a retrieve from relegation.
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Vikings Sione Niuvao Taka scores the winning try.
Bay Roskill Vikings Vs Northcote Tigers
Vikings Dale Maher runs into a tackle.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Makoni Pole of Manukau looks for a gap. Rugby Union, Manukau Rovers v Waitakere City, Williams Park Mangere, Saturday 20th July 2013.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Paul Toomata of Waitakere passes.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Ata Tautalafua of Waitakere looks to pass.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Kawa Leamua (L) of Manukau and Michael Dixon of Waitakere compete for a lineout.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Melani Nanai of Manukau is held back.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Fiso Vaisagote of Waitakere passes.
Manukau Rovers Vs Waitakere City
Owen Paletua of Manukau makes a break to the try line.
Papatoetoe v Mt Albert-Ponsonby
Sohael Baslia of Papatoetoe is beaten by Craig Taylor of Mt Albert Ponsonby. Football, NRFL Northern Region Football League 1st Division, Papatoetoe AFC v Mt Albert Ponsonby, Murdoch Park Papatoetoe, Saturday 20th July 2013.
Papatoetoe v Mt Albert-Ponsonby
Sohael Baslia of Papatoetoe is beaten by Craig Taylor of Mt Albert Ponsonby
Papatoetoe v Mt Albert-Ponsonby
Ebuka Okpala (R) of Papatoetoe and Brenton Lovelace of Mt Albert Ponsonby compete for the ball.
Papatoetoe v Mt Albert-Ponsonby
Craig Taylor of Mt Albert Ponsonby heads the ball.
Papatoetoe v Mt Albert-Ponsonby
Ciaran Regan of Mt Albert Ponsonby looks to pass through the defence of Logan Clark of Papatoetoe.

Western Springs FC are in deep trouble in football's Lotto Northern Premier Women's League after a 4-1 loss to Papatoetoe at Seddon Fields on Sunday.

"The Hoops" effectively have to win all their remaining matches to avoid relegation.

Tammy Creswell-Wells gave Western Springs their lone moment of joy in the match.

They head to Pukekohe on Sunday.

The Junior Ferns are also in action this week with New Zealand's under-20 women's team taking on their Australian counterparts in two central Auckland matches.

The first is on Saturday at Kiwitea St and again on Monday at Seddon Fields with a 2.30pm kick-off on both occasions.

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In Lotto Northern League First Division action, Metro arrested their recent slump with a 4-1 defeat of bottom-placed North Force at Albie Turner Field.

Chris Gage scored twice and Peter Wild and Bright Nkrumah once each for Metro, on a day Mt Albert-Ponsonby lost 2-0 at Papatoetoe.

Mt Albert-Ponsonby take on Forrest Hill-Milford United in a vital match towards the bottom of the table at Anderson Park on Saturday, while Metro travel to promotion-chasing Ngaruawahia United.

Western Springs continue to make all the right noises in the Lotto Northern League Second Division with their latest effort particularly impressive.

They mauled Manukau City 10-0 at Seddon Fields, despite being a man down for more than half of the game after George Debenham was sent off.

Nicolai Berry led the way with four goals for "The Hoops".

Liam Mulrooney, two-goal marksman Luke Petrie, Sam Burfoot, Ian Sellar and Frank Turner were also on target, the last-mentioned from the penalty spot.

This Saturday, Western Springs entertain Claudelands Rovers.

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