Western Springs break their home drought
Western Springs scored their first home win of the season at Seddon Fields in the Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League. Springs came from behind to sink bottom-placed Bay of Plenty 5-2, and in doing so all but assured their survival in the competition this season.
Caitlin Byrne, Sarah Blyde, Emma Pickles and two-goal markswoman Lily-Rose Dyer did the damage in their secondhalf comeback.
Lynn-Avon United held reigning champions Eastern Suburbs to a scoreless draw at Madills Farm while Three Kings United fell 4-2 to Claudelands Rovers.
Goals in each half from Liam Mulrooney and Sam Burfoot earned Western Springs a 2-1 win over Ellerslie in the Lotto Northern League First Division.
Mt Albert-Ponsonby have the New North Rd derby bragging rights for this season after seeing off next-door neighbours Metro 3-1 at Albie Turner Field.
That result leaves Metro three points off bottom spot on the standings, and they visit Hibiscus Coast this Saturday.
Bay Olympic crashed out of the ASB Chatham Cup on Saturday falling 3-2 to Hamilton Wanderers.
Maksim Manko opened the scoring at Olympic Park in the eighth minute for Bay before Hamilton struck back in emphatic fashion, finding the net three times in just five minutes.
The home team went desperately close in the second spell but Hamilton held on to set up a visit to Central United on the last Sunday in the month.
Onehunga Sports moved into second place on the Lotto Northern Premier League table after Ross Haviland’s second half penalty proved enough to earn a 1-0 win at Waitakere City.
Across town at Keith Hay Park, Three Kings put a serious dent in East Coast Bays’ ambitions of back-to-back titles by handing them a 5-1 thrashing.
Onehunga-Mangere United and Lynn-Avon United both considerably eased their Lotto Northern League Second Division relegation concerns by scoring rare victories on Saturday.
Second half goals from Shravan Sharma and Nathaniel Lucas earned OMU a 2-1 win at Fencibles United, a triumph which almost certainly confirms their safety.
Lynn-Avon saw off Claudelands Rovers 5-4 in a tough battle at Ken Maunder Park between the two teams immediately above bottom-placed Warkworth on the table.
OMU and Lynn-Avon lock horns at Mangere Domain on Saturday.