Tasman United netted four goals on their Mainland Women's Premier Football League visit to Christchurch but coach Ryan Stewart was happiest with the clean sheet.
Tasman United is firmly behind a New Zealand Football initiative that it believes will help ensure the club's future.
Tasman United coach Ryan Stewart is demanding more from his team defensively after they were lucky to escape with their first victory of the Mainland Women's Premier League season.
The defending champions were unable to make a winning start to Nelson's division one football competition with the Nelson Suburbs Seals opening their account with a gritty 2-2 draw away to Tahuna.
Seven teams will play each other three times in a slightly rejigged Nelson division one football competition. There is no Marlborough Mariners and no Nelson Suburbs reserves but Motueka is back, and so is Ben Harris. Phillip Rollo previews each team ahead of S
Two late goals from substitute striker Matilda Dawson was not enough to inspire Tasman United to an opening round victory over Coastal Spirit.
A move back to Nelson to captain Tasman United could be just what Geena Gross needs after missing out on the Fifa Under-20 Women's World Cup last year.
It should come as no surprise that coach Davor Tavich wants to keep the Tasman United job for next season.
The 2016-17 Stirling Sports Premiership has reached the playoffs stage, with semifinals set for Saturday and Sunday.
Five things we learned from Tasman United's first season in the Premiership.
Captain Paul Ifill said that one was for the fans as a depleted Tasman United side ended their inaugural Stirling Sports Premiership season with a record 5-2 victory at home to Southern United.