Midlands bounced back from their first loss on Wednesday, to Canterbury, to down North Harbour 2 - nil and cement their place at the top of the points table in the womens section of the national hockey league.
Central swamped Canterbury 5 - nil to move into second place.
Auckland Women powered in seven goals against Southern to move back into medal contention, while Northland beat Wellington 2 - 1.
In the men's competition Midlands moved to the top of the table with a 5 - nil win over Southern. Wellington moved back to second after drawing 2-all with North Harbour, who enter the final round in third place.
Craig Paterson celebrated his 50th game for Canterbury by scoring two goals during his side's 5 - 2 win against Northland... Auckland picked up valuable points with their win over Central, to boost themselves up the table. A medal is now out of the question, but Auckland are still playing for the best finish possible for pride.