12 Mar 2009

Ferns into last four at Cyprus Cup

7:45 am on 12 March 2009

The New Zealand women's football team has upset The Netherlands 2-0 at the Cyprus Cup to ensure a top four finish in the tournament.

It's New Zealand's biggest scalp in 20 years and it means they finish second in their group and will play France for third on Friday morning.

Canada, who beat Russia 2-0, will meet England in Friday's final.

A penalty to Amber Hearn and a powerful free-kick from Kirsty Yallop, both in the second half, fired the Ferns to their first victory over a top 20 ranked side since a 1-nil win over Canada in 1987.

Coach John Herdman says it's a watershed moment for the team.