The Warkworth Women’s first football team will focus on defending the Second Division Cup after suffering a heavy defeat in their league competition.
The team won both their opening matches this season, beating Norwest United 2-0 and Te Atatu 3-2, before losing 2-1 to Glenfield and 7-1 to Takapuna.
Warkworth player Sue Lester says they were outclassed in the match against Takapuna and it shocked the team a bit.
“We got off to a good start this year, but there are a couple of teams in our league who could just be too good for us over the course of a season,” she says.
After seeing the standard of play from Takapuna, the team is aiming to improve on last year’s finish of sixth, but has its sights set on defending the Second Division Cup later this year.
Sue says the squad is positive about moving forward and has been boosted by the addition of some younger players into the team.
“They bring new energy, which combines well with the knowledge of the experienced players.”
Their next home game will be against Glenfield at Shoesmith Domain, May 21, 10.45am kick-off.