Stuff - Forrest Hill Milford beat Glenfield Rovers on penalties to win Women's Knockout Cup
Forrest Hill Milford have won the National Women's Knockout Cup for the first time, beating their Auckland neighbours Glenfield Rovers on penalties on Sunday after the scores were locked 2-2 at the end of extra time.
Forrest Hill's captain Tessa Berger scored their first reply, lobbing Alice Noyer in the Glenfield goal from 35 metres out early in the second half. Berger's equaliser came almost out of nowhere in the 52nd minute, an audacious attempt made after she spotted Noyer off her line, but one that worked nonetheless.
Berger was awarded the Maia Jackman Trophy as the final's most valuable player, and paid tribute to the way her side kept their heads in the game.
"I'm so proud of the girls and glad that they stuck in there, in a game that was emotionally taxing," she said.
"It's as much of a mental game as it is a physical game, trying to last that extra 30 and go into penalties."