18 Feb 2010

Football Ferns lose to Australia

7:21 am on 18 February 2010

The Football Ferns coach John Herdman is calling for more from his senior players after Australia beat them 3-0 at North Harbour Stadium.

A recent run of close results away from home had built hope that the Ferns might snap an 18-match trans-Tasman losing streak in their first home game in three years.

Herdmann says he's very, very disappointed because his young players are much better than they showed last night.

Captain Hayley Moorwood was sent off for her second yellow card near full time and will miss Saturday afternoon's match in Auckland.