Hokowhitu FC have confirmed they are top dogs of the Women's Federation League, but Team Ritesh Football Whanganui now know the final mountain can be scaled after their 3-1 loss at Memorial Park on Sunday.

Both sides were unbeaten coming into the last game of the first round, although Hokowhitu had set the benchmark with three wins compared to Whanganui's one win and three draws.

While still having a squad of 14, coach Matt Calvert had to make six changes to his regular lineup due to injuries and a few players declaring themselves unavailable during the week.

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