United women triumph
Goals in each half from Liz Anton and Ellie Jeurissen earned LynnAvon United a 2-0 win over Western Springs at Ken Maunder Park on Sunday.
Three Kings United, meanwhile, were involved in a riveting encounter with reigning champions Eastern Suburbs at Keith Hay Park, where the visitors prevailed by the only goal of the game three minutes from time.
A late equaliser from Sean Lovemore earned Onehunga Sports a 3-3 draw with Hamilton Wanderers at Waikaraka Park in their Lotto Northern Premier League encounter on Saturday.
Sports had squandered an early two-goal lead given to them by Keenan Hoedemaker and Cameron Lindsay.
Table-toppers Glenfield Rovers are one point ahead of Bay Olympic, after Maksim Manko’s first half goal at Keith Hay Park earned Bay a 1-0 win at Three Kings United.
Central United also prevailed at Kiwitea St, Regi Murati’s seventeenth minute goal condemning bottom-placed Ngaruawahia United to defeat.
Central take on Glenfield in the ASB Chatham Cup on Saturday from 2pm at Kiwitea St and Sports tackle Tauranga City United, the Second Division leaders, at Links Avenue.
Mt Albert-Ponsonby returned to winning ways in the Lotto Northern League First Division thanks to Papatoetoe.
Jared Colligan, Craig Taylor, Paul Rhodes and two-goal marksman Peter Wild all found the back of the net.
Meanwhile, both Metro and Western Springs lost 4-3 in contrasting fixtures.
Rodrigo Campodonico, Ian Hogg and an own goal were on target in a see-saw affair on Friday night as Mangere United visited Albie Turner Field.
Springs, however, dug a huge hole for themselves – they were 4-0 down after 33 minutes at Melville United.
Adam Dickinson struck twice and Nicolai Berry once as they mounted a stirring fightback, but they ran out of time.
Western Springs and Metro visit Takapuna and Eastern Suburbs on Saturday, while Mt Albert-Ponsonby is set to entertain Hibiscus Coast at Anderson Park.
Strong run: Western Springs’ Lily-Rose Dyer and Lynn Avon’s Liz Anton tussle for the ball.