League loosens up after loss
Onehunga Sports’ grip on the top spot of the Lotto Northern Premier League came to an end on Saturday against Bay Olympic.
Bay Olympic’s Chad Coombes and Craig Wylie earned them a 2-0 win at Waikaraka Park in a tough battle.
Three Kings United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Hamilton Wanderers and fell five places on the ladder as a result.
A place below them is Central United who went down 2-1 to East Coast Bays.
In the National Women’s Knockout Cup a harsh offside call played a significant part in Three Kings United’s 5-2 loss to Eastern Suburbs at Madills Farm.
Non-league Metro lost 9-0 at Glenfield Rovers ending their run in the knockout cup.
Next Sunday, United take on Bay of Plenty at Keith Hay Park in Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League action.
Lynn-Avon United entertain Fencibles United at Ken Maunder Park, while Western Springs visit under-strength league leaders Forrest HillMilford United.
Jono Quinn’s first half goal was enough to secure Western Springs a 1-0 win at Manurewa on Saturday, a result which keeps them in second spot in the Lotto Northern League First Division.
Metro’s Arnold Kochasira was on target as they drew for the fifth time this season, 1-1 at home to Melville United.
Meanwhile Mt AlbertPonsonby slumped to a 4-1 home defeat on Friday night at the hands of Ellerslie.
Onehunga-Mangere United and Lynn-Avon United both continue to struggle in the Lotto Northern League Second Division after suffering away defeats on Saturday.
Lynn-Avon went down 2-0 to Tauranga City United.
Onehunga-Mangere United were edged 3-2 at North Force.
Both teams are at home on Saturday, with OnehungaMangere v Waiuku at Mangere Domain, while Lynn-Avon take on Forrest Hill-Milford United at Ken Maunder Park.
Great shot: Onehunga keeper Alex Gibson scrapes the sky as Bay Olympic’s Craig Wylie scores from a long range free kick.