Lynn-Avon turn ta­bles on com­pe­ti­tion lead­ers

Central Leader - - Sport - By Jeremy Ruane

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 first minute 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 into sec­ond on the ta­ble.

Bay Olympic are a point fur­ther back from Lynn-Avon af­ter be­ing held to a 1-1 draw by Mt Al­bert-Pon­sonby, while lowly Metro stunned Tau­ranga City United 2-0 at Links Ave.

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 Lynn-Avon meet Pa­p­a­toe­toe at Mur­doch Park.

And on Sun­day Cen­tral host Hamil­ton Wan­der­ers at Ki­witea St.

All matches will 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.

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