Wins keep five teams in the running for cup
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.
Hard work: Forrest Hill’s Morgan Olsen beats the Western Springs defence.