12 Feb 2014

Football Ferns beaten by China

6:07 am on 12 February 2014

The New Zealand women's football team has been beaten 1-nil by host China in their opening match at an invitational tournament.

China scored the winner midway through the second half.

Coach Tony Readings says he's pretty happy with how his side played... on another day they might have won quite comfotably, but they didn't create enough chances today.

The Football Ferns' next match of the tournament is tomorrow night against 10th ranked North Korea.