Late goals take the match for Melville United
It was a weekend to forget for central Auckland football clubs in the Northern League.
Premier competition coleaders Lynn-Avon United suffered their first loss of the season, going down to Hamilton Wanderers 3-1 at Porritt Stadium.
Two late goals to Melville United saw the Waikatobased side claim victory 21 over Metro at Phyllis St, while Bay Olympic were thumped 4-1 by Manurewa at Memorial Park.
Onehunga Sports is currently propping up the bottom of the competition ladder, after giving up a twogoal lead that eventually saw them lose 3-2 to Papatoetoe at Waikaraka Park.
Meanwhile Central United have had their match against Eastern Suburbs rescheduled to next month.
In the premier women’s division, Lynn-Avon thumped North Force 9-0 with Football Ferns captain Hayley Moorwood notching up a hattrick.
This weekend Metro and Central kick off fifth round action when they clash at Albie Turner Field on Friday night from 7pm. And on Saturday Lynn-Avon host Eastern Suburbs at Ken Maunder Park, while Bay Olympic face Onehunga Sports at Olympic Park, with both matches at 2.45pm.
On Sunday the Lynn-Avon women travel to Fencibles United for a 12.30pm encounter at Riverhills Domain, while Three Kings United take on Eastern Suburbs at Keith Hay Park from 1pm.
And in Honiara on Saturday afternoon Auckland City plays Solomon Islands champions Koloale FC in the first leg of the Oceania Football Champions League grand final.
The second leg takes place at Kiwitea St on May 3, with a place at the Fifa Club World Cup finals in Dubai and $US500,000 up for grabs.