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Title-chasing Eastern Suburbs have missed out on the chance to break into the top two while Hamilton Wanderers, Canterbury United and Hawke’s Bay United have all made up ground on the leading trio after the latest bout of action in the ISPS Handa Premiership this afternoon.
It was a memorable return to Sydney FC for Mark Rudan, but the occasion couldn’t have been more woeful for Steve Corica.
Confession time: I haven’t been to a single men’s national league game so far this season, and I don’t expect to get to one this side of Christmas. Sorry not sorry.
Now the Football Ferns know who they will play at the World Cup, it's a matter of getting their preparation right.
Mark Rudan is happy things are coming together for his side, but acknowledges there is still a long way to go.
The Northern Lights will host the Canterbury United Pride in the final of the National Women's Football League, but they earned that right in less-than-convincing fashion.
The Wellington Phoenix have stunned defending premiers Sydney FC with a dominant away victory.
Helena, Ella and Enzo dig into the second to last NWL round robin fixtures, cast their eyes over the final round (including the Pride v AFF de facto semi final – English Park, 2pm, Saturday), and celebrate the successes of the Young Ferns and Football Ferns.
Mark Rudan will look to add more than just another import to bolster his squad in January.
Phoenix City - Double Doyle