Pride feel the heat in NPL loss

SUBSTITUTE Chelsea Teveluwe struck twice from the penalty spot in the closing stages to secure Gold Coast City a 2-1 win over Western Pride at Bond University.

After a scoreless opening half plagued by missed chances, Melissa Von Bischoffhausen edged Pride ahead with a stunning strike from near half-way.

However, two defensive errors gifted the hosts their first three points of this year's National Premier Leagues campaign.

Teveluwe held her nerve twice in four minutes from the penalty spot.

The hot early autumn conditions took its toll on both teams during the contest, with Pride forced to play extended periods of the second half with only 10 players.

"We had two players go off with heat related injuries and that was really hard to come back from,'' Pride coach Len Manwaring said.

"We did take the lead with 10 (players), and I was quite impressed with the way we played, but in the end we ran out of legs."

The result sees City move to seventh in the league standings, two places below Pride.

Pride's next match is against University of Queensland at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex at 4.45pm on Saturday.

Women's NPL: Gold Coast City 2 def Western Pride 1 (Melissah Von Bischoffshausen).

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