Northland will go head to head with Midlands in the womens K Cup final at the Ford National Hockey League on Sunday.

The Northlanders snatched a late 3-2 victory over North Harbour with two goals in the final two minutes to secure their place in the gold medal match.

Both sides exchanged goals in the first half with the score level 1-1 at the break before North Harbour took the advantage through a Steph Dickins penalty corner flick in the 48th minute.

Northland scored an equaliser in the 58th minute when Brooke Neal slotted a drag flick before Ella Gunson delivered the game winner just seconds from fulltime.

Facing Northland in the K Cup final at 1:00pm on Sunday will be Midlands, who put together a commanding 3-1 effort against Auckland.

Midlands controlled the first half and went into the break leading 3-0 after goals from Kate Savory, Shiloh Gloyn and Natasha Fitzsimons.

Auckland lifted in the second half and pulled one goal back through Julia King in the 49th minute, but it was too late to salvage the game.

North Harbour and Auckland will play for the Ford National Hockey League bronze medal at 9:00am on Sunday morning.

The mens and womens bronze and gold medal matches will be live streamed on the Hockey New Zealand Facebook page, and in full high definition on YouTube.

The womens 5th/6th playoff will see the Canterbury Cats go up against the Central Mysticks with Capital and the Southern Storm playing to avoid the wooden spoon.

Canterbury powered past Southern 7-1 thanks to a four goal bag from Rachel McCann while Margot Willis added a hat-trick of her own.

The Central Mysticks secured a 3-1 win over hosts Capital in a shoot-out after going into fulltime with the score drawn 1-1.

Mens teams will play their semi finals and classification matches from 10:15am tomorrow ahead of finals day for all teams on Sunday.


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