21 Feb 2010

Football Ferns beaten again

6:39 am on 21 February 2010

The New Zealand women footballers have lost 3-0 to Australia in Auckland in their last match before departing for the Cyprus Cup.

Australia also won 3-0 at Albany but the Football Ferns coach John Herdman says the second game was a big improvement on the first.

Herdman says they created a lot more chances than they did din the first game but the Australians were just too clinical.

The Ferns leave today for the eight-team Cyprus Cup , hoping to emulate or improve on their top four finish last year.

The tournament opens with a match against Italy on Thursday morning with fixtures against the Netherlands and Scotland to round out pool play.