Springs side kicks upwards
Western Springs closed to within a point of the Lotto Northern League first division lead by beating table-toppers Eastern Suburbs 2-0 at the weekend.
Liam Mulrooney and Roussin Nkoy fired Springs to victory, and a win this weekend will mean they take the top spot.
Metro handed fellow first division strugglers Papatoetoe a 3-0 hiding at Murdoch Park, courtesy of Anthony Hagan’s hat-trick.
Mt Albert-Ponsonby gave up a three-goal lead finishing with a 4-4 draw at North Shore United on Sunday.
Lynn-Avon United scored a vital 2-0 win at home in the second division against Warkworth on Saturday to all but secure their place in the Northern League for the 2015 season.
Onehunga-Mangere United went down 2-1 at Claudelands Rovers.
In the premier women’s league, LynnAvon United suffered a 2-1 defeat at Papatoetoe.
Three Kings United scored a 5-1 win at Fencibles United, with Jessie Mathews, Jasmine Pereira, Belinda Van Noorden and twogoal markswoman Martine Puketapu on target.
Three Kings routed Onehunga Sports 4-0 at Keith Hay Park in the men’s premier league, courtesy of a Dylan Manickum hat-trick and a Scott Wallace strike.
Bay Olympic are back in second place, two points off the lead after a 2-0 win over Hamilton Wanderers.
Central United, meanwhile, scored two 3-1 wins during the week, with Birkenhead United and Waitakere City their unwilling victims.
Bay Olympic visit league leaders Glenfield Rovers on Saturday, needing to win to keep the title race alive.
Three Kings, meanwhile, can all but condemn Ngaruawahia United to relegation when they travel south.
This weekend attention turns the ASB Chatham Cup, with the quarter-finals featuring central Auckland teams, Onehunga Sports and Central United.