Lynn-Avon battle their way to a quality win
Last season’s first division soccer champs Lynn-Avon proved they belong in the Northern Premier League on Saturday after downing competition leaders Central United 3-2 at Ken Maunder Park.
After Andrew Campbell gave the home side a firstminute lead, Lynn-Avon succumbed to two Milos Nikolic goals in a five-minute spell late in the first half to trail 2-1 at the interval.
But Lynn-Avon battled their way back into contention thanks to Nathan Strom who equalised in the 64th minute, while Jono Key netted the winner five minutes from time, lifting them to second place on the table.
Bay Olympic are a point further back from LynnAvon after being held to a 1-1 draw by Mt Albert-Ponsonby, while lowly Metro stunned Tauranga City United 2-0 at Links Avenue.
Meanwhile, Three Kings lost out to Melville United 3-1 at Keith Hay Park, and Onehunga Sports overcame Papatoetoe 2-1 at Waikaraka Park.
This weekend’s action kicks off tonight when Metro face Mt Albert-Ponsonby at Phyllis St from 7.30pm.
Tomorrow Bay Olympic host Onehunga Sport at Olympic Park, Three Kings entertain Eastern Suburbs at Keith Hay Park and LynnAvon meet Papatoetoe at Murdoch Park, and on Sunday Central host Hamilton Wanderers at Kiwitea St.
All matches start at 2.45pm.
In women’s action Western Springs play title-holders Three Kings at Keith Hay Park and Lynn-Avon visit Glenfield Rovers at McFetridge Park on Sunday from 1pm.