WaiBOP takes on the Capital

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Loaded WaiBOP is hitting the road again this weekend, this time heading south to play Capital Football in the latest round of the National Women's League.

Still pointless, WaiBOP heads into the match with renewed confidence after their previous match, a goalfest against a Southern United side that sits in joint second.

WaiBOP finally broke their goal scoring duck during match, but the squad and coaching staff know they still have some work to do at the other end of the park.

"I was quite pleased with some of the improvements we made over the last couple of week," says head coach Michael Mayne. "The fitness was better [against Southern] and I thought we had a little bit more energy. I'm happy with some of the work we've done to close the gap a bit there.

"I was really pleased with the three goals and some of the other chances we created. But letting in six is not ideal so for us the big focus is trying to stop that leak and be a little bit more resilient and tougher in our back third. At the moment we really need to focus on stopping teams having opportunities like they are."

Mayne is looking forward to this week's Capital test. Capital sit four points ahead of WaiBOP and come into this match on the back of a solid 1-1 draw in Auckland last weekend.

"They're very strong with some experienced players and age group internationals in there as well. We have to make sure we continue improving coming into that game," said Mayne.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how the team deals with the challenges of playing down there and seeing how much we've grown in the week since Southern."

Click here for results and standings: http://www.waibopfootball.co.nz/FEMALES/National-Womens-League


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