Wet pitch a worry

Auckland City Harbour News - - Sport - By Jeremy Ruane

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.

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