Onehunga Sports top premiers
Onehunga Sports lead central Auckland’s charge in the Lotto Northern Premier League title race after scoring a 2-1 win at title-holders’ Bay Olympic on Saturday.
Diashi Furukawa and Scott Foster scored in each half as The Green Machine edged the reigning champions at Olympic Park, where Dan Jones was on target from the penalty spot for the beaten team.
Across town at Kiwitea St, Central United and Three Kings United were battling out a 1-1 draw, with the visitors’ Mikhail Bredeveldt’s second minute goal cancelled out by Stephen Carmichael’s screamer 30 minutes later.
In Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League action, Three Kings United were made to work hard for their 5-0 win at Keith Hay Park by a plucky Western Springs combination which was denied what would have been a well-deserved goal in the second spell.
Well-taken strikes from former Young Ferns stars Jessica Rollings and Claudia Crasborn put Three Kings in front.
Martine Puketapu made it three just after the hour following a well-worked move, while Rollings rattled home her second of the game from 25 yards in the 68th minute.
Puketapu joined her in bagging a brace of goals seven minutes from time.
In Lotto Northern League First Division action, David Featonby’s strike two minutes into the second half of the match at Albie Turner Field earned Metro a very welcome 1-0 win over second-placed Takapuna
In Lotto Northern League Second Division action, leaders Western Springs came a cropper for the first time this season as Mangere United handed ‘‘The Hoops’’ a 3-0 hiding at Centre Park.