Coastal seal women's title

06:50, Aug 11 2012

A Laura Dabner hat-trick helped Coastal Spirit seal the Mainland Football women's premier league today.

Coastal Spirit were far too strong for University 5-0 and their 12 point competition lead can not be overtaken.

Coastal Spirit are unbeaten this season and that record was never in threat as they cruised out to a 4-0 halftime lead.

Their nearest rivals, Western, were thrashed 6-1 by FC Twenty11 keeping the battle for second tight.

FC Twenty11 are just two points behind Western now and Cashmere Technical, who beat Halswell 4-2, are a further three back.

In the men's competition, the top four sides all had wins meaning Ferrymead Bays moved closer to the title.


They beat Western 4-0 while closest rivals Cashmere Technical and Nelson Suburbs both won too.

Cashmere Tech had the biggest win of the season with former Canterbury and Otago player Nathan Knox scoring a hat-trick in the 6-0 rout over FC Twenty11.

Nelson Suburbs kept their slim hopes of a title alive with a late winner to Jordan Swaney as Suburbs beat Christchurch United 1-0 and fourth placed Coastal Spirit beat Halswell 1-0.


Women's (Round 18 of 20)

Halswell 2 (Frankie Macadam, Tessa Blakeborough) Cashmere Technical 4 (Daphne Boyd-Tibbott 2, Mikayla Wieblitz, Monique Barker) HT 1-1.

University 0 Coastal Spirit 5 (Laura Dabner 3, Maia Vink, Mel Cameron)  HT 0-4.

Western 1(Aimee Phillips) FC Twenty11 6 (Gabby Brodie 2, Kate Shannon 2, Rachel Brodie, Orla Dawson) HT 0-4.

 Points: Coastal 44, Western 32, FC 30, Cashmere Tech 27, Halswell 15, University 4  

Men's (Round 19 of 21)

Cashmere Technical 6 (Nathan Knox 3, Dan Ede 2, Nick Wortelboer) FC Twenty11 1 (Evandro Siqueria) HT 5-0.

Christchurch United 0 Nelson Suburbs 1 (Jordan Swaney) HT 0 - 0

Ferrymead Bays 4 (Chris Murphy, Jamie Draper, Wiremu Piercey - pen, Kamil Elmohib) Western HT 0-0.

Halswell 0 Coastal Spirit 1 (Taylor Catlow) HT 0-0. 

Points: Bays 40, Cashmere Tech 37, Nelson 36. Coastal 30, Halswell 25, Western 19, FC 12 and ChCh United 10. 

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