League loosens up af­ter loss

Central Leader - - SPORT - By JEREMY RUANE

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.

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