Wet pitch a worry
A potentially dangerous, waterlogged Keith Hay Park pitch caused the National Women’s Knockout Cup club football clash between Three Kings and Lynn-Avon United to be called off mid-match on Sunday.
Both teams competed vigorously in a tight but scoreless contest, with referee Mirko Benischke abandoning the match in the 62nd minute in the interests of player safety. It’s hoped the match can be replayed at the same venue this Sunday.
In Northern Premier League action, reigning champions Central United sank Eastern Suburbs 32, while top-of-the-table Lynn-Avon United extended their lead by thumping the Hamilton Wanderers 4-1.
Second-placed Melville drew 2-2 with Metro, Papatoetoe thrashed Onehunga Sports 4-1 and Bay Olympic lost 3-1 against Manurewa.
The Chatham Cup resumes on Saturday with Metro facing Manurewa at Memorial Park and LynnAvon taking on Three Kings at Ken Maunder Park.
On Sunday Central visit Waitakere City at Fred Taylor Park.
Matches start at 2pm.