Three Kings strike back
It wasn’t good news for Onehunga-Mangere United in football’s Lotto Northern League Second Division as they lost 3-0 to Tauranga City United on Sunday.
But ‘‘The Mountain Men’’ can play partypoopers on Friday; they provide the opposition as Western Springs strive for promotion at Seddon Fields.
In the Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League, an early second-half goal from substitute Jasmine Pereira wasn’t enough to help Three Kings stave off a 3-1 defeat by Claudelands Rovers.
The clash at Keith Hay Park was their penultimate game of the campaign.
Glenfield Rovers provide the opposition at the same venue on Sunday for United’s season finale.
In Lotto Northern Premier League action, Onehunga Sports and Three Kings United both recorded draws with Ross Haviland on target for ‘‘The Green Machine’’ in a 1-1 affair at Hamilton Wanderers.
Three Kings came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at Ellerslie, courtesy of goals from Dylan Stansfield, Allan Pearce and Harrison Sage.
Sage’s last-minute equaliser has edged United closer to Central United.
Central were beaten 2-1 by title-challengers Birkenhead United, with Ivan Vicelich scoring a late consolation goal for the home team at Kiwitea St.
Sports and Central lock horns in a derby at Waikaraka Park on Saturday, while Three Kings welcome present league-leaders East Coast Bays to Keith Hay Park.
Draw: Three Kings United came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at Ellerslie.