Konic hat-trick seals victory
Mixed fortunes were the order of the weekend for our Lotto Northern Premier League teams. A hat-trick from Blair Konik was the individual highlight of Three Kings United’s 4-2 defeat of Waitakere City.
Mikhail Bredeveldt also scored for the Keith Hay Park outfit.
Meanwhile, Central United were edged 1-0 by Hamilton Wanderers at Kiwitea St on Sunday.
On Saturday, Josh Ming scored Onehunga Sports’ only goal as ‘‘The Green Machine’’ drew 1-1 at East Coast Bays.
Western Springs’ Lotto Northern League Second Division side is the team which has made the brightest start of all the central Auckland football teams so far this season, after taking the outright lead in the competition on Saturday.
Neil Emblen came off the bench at half-time in their game at Claudelands Rovers and promptly opened the scoring at Galloway Park. Alex Harrison and a stunning Sam Burfoot strike wrapped up a 3-0 win for ‘‘ the Hoops’’, who have picked up five wins and a draw in their six games to date.
Fellow Second Division side OnehungaMangere United are laying claims to ‘‘the Entertainers’’ tag, after they were involved in the most thrilling game of the round against Warkworth at Mangere Domain.
They were 3-0 up and cruising early in the first half before the visitors had a player sent off and by half-time Warkworth had hauled themselves level 3-3.
But another red card left Warkworth with just nine men on the park and OMU finished over the top of them.
Mark Withers scored a hat-trick in a 5-3 win which also featured goals from Sagar Kumar and Brendon Heremaia-Dale.
In Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League action a brace of Jasmine Pereira goals helped Three Kings United to a 4-0 win at Pukekohe.
Martine Puketapu and reserve goalkeeper Emma Taylor also scored as United closed to within three points of the league lead.
Western Springs remain the only team still to record a point after four rounds of play losing 2-0 to Lynn-Avon United.