20 Sep 2015

Capital and Auckland secure hockey titles

7:30 pm on 20 September 2015

The Auckland Women and Capital Men have won this year's National Hockey League finals at the Whangarei Hockey Centre.

Auckland celebrate Liz Thompson's goal.

Auckland celebrate Liz Thompson's goal. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Auckland powered to their second straight K Cup title with a dominant 6-0 win over hosts Northland in a replay of last year's final.

It took just four minutes for Auckland to get on the board when Liz Thompson smashed home a penalty corner shot.

The defending champions went on to score two more goals in the first half through Katie Glynn and Julia King.

A vocal crowd urged on Northland throughout the second half, but Auckland proved too good on both sides of the ball and sealed the result with three further goals to Deanna Ritchie, Sam Harrison and Monique Wilson.

In the men's final, the Capital Cobras won the Challenge Shield with a 4-3 shoot-out result after the score was level 0-0 at fulltime.