Queenstown Rovers and Southend United overcame the final hurdle to keeping their 100 per cent winning records intact when they won their respective games in the Premier Women's Kolk Cup football competition yesterday.
The teams meet in a much anticipated clash next Sunday, at Bain Pak, in Invercargill.
The resort team met spirited opposition from Waihopai at Surrey Park before eventually edging them out 3-2 with the winning goal coming just three minutes from the final whistle.
However, scoreline swung from one to the other as Waihopai took the lead through Gretchen Ireland only for Queenstown's Ella van der Geest to reply and level the scores at 1-1.
Waihopai regained the lead with a goal from Leah McGregor, however, Queenstown came back with a 2-2 equaliser from van der Geest.
At 2-2 Queenstown were facing their first dropped points of the season until Stephanie White grabbed the dramatic late winner to preserve their record.
By contrast Southend United convincingly dealt to Gore Wanderers 14-2 in a one-sided game at Bain Park.
Theresa Rhein had a field day for Southend United, netting seven goals and she was well supported with goals from Jackie Robertson (2), Tracey McKay (2), Casey Bryant, Hayley Munro and Nicole Dawson.
- The Southland Times