Lynn-Avon stay on top

Central Leader - - Sport - By Jeremy Ruane

An in­jury-time win­ner from Yoji Tan­abe fired North­ern Premier League foot­ball leaders Lyn­nAvon United to a 1-0 victory over reign­ing champs Cen­tral United at the Croa­t­ian Cul­tural So­ci­ety on Fri­day night.

The win ex­tends their ad­van­tage at the top of the premier divi­sion ta­ble to three points go­ing into this week­end’s action.

Hamil­ton Wan­der­ers and Bay Olympic bat­tled out a score­less draw at Por­ritt Sta­dium, where the vis­i­tors hit the post in the first spell.

One­hunga Sports over­came Melville United 3-1 at Waikaraka Park, end­ing this sea­son’s win­less streak, while Metro slumped to a 2-0 de­feat at Ma­nurewa.

Metro and One­hunga Sports face off on Fri­day night at Phyl­lis St from 7pm.

On Satur­day Lynn-Avon play Pa­p­a­toe­toe at Mur­doch Park, Ma­nurewa host Cen­tral at Memo­rial Park and Bay wel­come East­ern Sub­urbs to Olympic Park with matches start­ing at 2.45pm.

In the North­ern Premier Women’s divi­sion Three Kings thumped Glen­field 4-1, while Lynn-Avon se­cured a much tighter 1-0 win over Claude­lands Rovers at Ken Maun­der Park.

On Sun­day Three Kings host Lynn-Avon at Keith Hay Park from 1pm.

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