Wins keep five teams in the run­ning for cup

Central Leader - - SPORT - By JEREMY RUANE

Five lo­cal sides re­main af­ter Mon­day’s ASB Chatham Cup ties, with Bay Olympic, Cen­tral United, Metro, One­hunga Sports and Western Springs all pick­ing up wins.

Mak­sim Manko scored twice as Bay came from be­hind to down Three Kings United 2-1, while Niall Rankin was also a two-goal marks­man as Western Springs foiled Fen­ci­bles United 3-1 at River­hills Park.

Ja­cob Mathews went one bet­ter, his hat-trick help­ing Metro to a come-from-be­hind 4-1 win at Claude­lands Rovers.

One­hunga Sports beat Mt Al­bert Gram­mar, with Josh Ming scor­ing twice for the win­ners.

Cen­tral United were also 4-1 win­ners at Pa­pakura City, but the news wasn’t so good for Mt Al­bert-Pon­sonby, who went down 2-0 at home to North Shore United.

One­hunga-Man­gere United bowed out with a home de­feat – 4-0 to Birken­head United.

In Sun­day’s Lotto North­ern Pre­mier Women’s League ac­tion, Western Springs lost 5-0 to league lead­ers For­rest Hill-Mil­ford United.

Across town at Keith Hay Park, Re­becca Bur­rows scored a hat-trick and Tessa Berger and Sam Muir­head both struck twice as Three Kings United bat­tered Bay of Plenty 8-1.

This Sun­day Western Springs will host Pa­p­a­toe­toe at Seddon Fields.

Satur­day’s Lotto North­ern League ac­tion brought an­other batch of mixed re­sults, with One­hun­gaMan­gere United earn­ing per­for­mance of the week honours by up­set­ting Sec­ond Di­vi­sion co-lead­ers Waiuku 4-3 at Man­gere Do­main.

This Satur­day OMU travel to Links Av­enue to take on league lead­ers Tau­ranga.

In the First Di­vi­sion, Western Springs main­tained sec­ond place with a 3-2 win over North Shore United, while Mt Al­bert-Pon­sonby and Metro both lost on the road, 3-2 at Man­gere United and 6-0 at Taka­puna re­spec­tively. Metro will look to make amends against Eller­slie on Fri­day at Al­bie Turner Field, while Springs head to bot­tom-placed Pa­p­a­toe­toe on Satur­day af­ter­noon, while as MAP en­ter­tain league lead­ers East­ern Sub­urbs at An­der­son Park.

Bay Olympic con­tin­ued their good form in the pre­mier league by see­ing off Birken­head United 3-2 at Olympic Park to move into a share of sec­ond spot.

Cen­tral and Three Kings both lost, 2-0 at home to Glen­field Rovers and 1-0 at Waitakere City re­spec­tively, while One­hunga Sports snatched a 2-1 win from bot­tom placed Ngaru­awahia United, Paul Day bag­ging a last-gasp win­ner for ‘‘The Green Ma­chine’’.

This weekend Cen­tral and Sports meet at Ki­witea Street whilst Bay Olympic and Three Kings are both on home turf.

They are tak­ing on Ngaru­awahia and Birken­head.

Photo: PHOTOTEK

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