City down South­ern­ers 2-0

Central Leader - - Sport -

Auck­land City foot­ball team had a suc­cess­ful start in their cam­paign to win back the New Zealand Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship last week­end, de­feat­ing Otago 2-0.

In front of a crowd of just un­der 1000 at their home-base of Ki­witea St, Matt Friel opened the scor­ing for City in just the ninth minute.

City man­aged to keep the South­ern­ers score­less and in the 63rd minute Keryn Jor­dan nabbed the de­cider.

But Auck­land didn’t have it all their own way in the sec­ond half with Otago player Dave Dug­dale de­nied a goal by the lines­man’s flag and Barry Gar­diner hit­ting the City cross­bar.

Auck­land’s next match is against Waikato FC on Sun­day in Ngaru­awahia from 2pm.

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