One­hunga keeps Chatham Cup hopes alive

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One­hunga Sports and Three Kings United are the last cen­tral Auck­land teams stand­ing in football’s national knock­out com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son af­ter ac­tion over the week­end ended the sil­ver­ware hopes of the other sides.

"The Green Ma­chine" ad­vanced to the quar­ter­fi­nals of the ASB Chatham Cup by trounc­ing Ngaru- awahia United 4-0 at Waikaraka Park.

Daishi Fu­rukawa gave One­hunga the lead halfway through the first half.

A cou­ple of Rory Kelly goals in the sec­ond spell were sup­ple­mented by a Mike Free­man strike two min­utes from time as Brian Turner’s charges reached the last eight for the sec­ond time in three sea­sons.

In Lotto North­ern Pre­mier League ac­tion this Satur­day, One­hunga visit lead­ers Birken­head United while Three Kings United en­ter­tain Ma­nurewa at Keith Hay Park.

On Sun­day, Cen­tral United lock horns with Bay Olympic at Ki­witea St in a lo­cal derby.

There were mixed for­tunes for our Lotto North­ern League Sec­ond Di­vi­sion teams this week­end.

Mark With­ers was again on tar­get for One­hunga-Man­gere United but they lost 3-1 at Claude­lands Rovers.

One­hunga-Man­gere en­ter­tain sec­ond-placed Man­gere United at Man­gere Do­main this Satur­day.

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