Games blown off park
Mother Nature struck the Lotto Northern League programme with a vengeance last weekend forcing the abandonment of seven of the 15 scheduled football games.
The premier league derby at Olympic Park between Bay Olympic and Three Kings United was called off at halftime and Mt AlbertPonsonby’s first division duel with Hibiscus Coast lasted just 10 minutes at Anderson Park.
Onehunga-Mangere United will have to revisit Walter Massey Park as their second division clash at Manukau City was abandoned after 65 minutes.
Central United lost 2-0 at East Coast Bays while Onehunga Sports went down 3-1 at Manurewa in premier league action and Metro were narrowly beaten 3-2 at Melville United.
Two Sam Burfoot goals sandwiched a Liam Mulrooney effort as Western Springs extended their advantage at the top of the table thanks to a 3-0 win at Tauranga City United.
In Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League action on Sunday, Three Kings United edged out LynnAvon United 1-0 in the ‘‘Old Firm’’ derby at Keith Hay Park.
Western Springs slumped to a 7-1 defeat at Seddon Fields from an Eastern Suburbs side whose leading scorer Rebecca Tegg scored the 150th league goal of her career – a tally not many can boast.