Onehunga keeps Chatham Cup hopes alive
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.