Chatham Cup semifinal spot secured
Central United and Onehunga Sports have progressed to the last four in the 2014 ASB Chatham Cup.
Onehunga came from behind to down Melville United 2-1 at Gower Park, earning themselves their first ever Chatham Cup semifinal place.
Sunday saw five-time cup winners Central United ease past the Hamilton Wanderers 2-0 thanks to two goals from goal scoring machine Emiliano Tade.
Western Springs are at the top of the Lotto Northern League First Division ladder after overcoming Mt AlbertPonsonby 4-2 at Seddon Fields as the club marked its silver jubilee.
Meanwhile, Metro significantly eased their relegation concerns by beating Manurewa 2-0 at Albie Turner Field, thanks to the efforts of Anthony Hagan and Bright Nkrumah.
In Lotto Northern Premier League action, Bay Olympic squandered a two-goal lead in going down 5-3 to league leaders Glenfield Rovers at McFetridge Park.
Three Kings United were held to a scoreless draw at bottom-placed Ngaruawahia United, and this Sunday visit Central United.
In Lotto Northern Premier Women’s League action, Belinda Van Noorden’s hat-trick helped Three Kings United to a 5-0 win at Papatoetoe.
Lynn-Avon United held league leaders Forrest Hill-Milford United to a scoreless draw at Becroft Park and could have won it had they not had a penalty saved.
Meanwhile, goals in each half from Ruby Johnston Penny Chapman weren’t enough to prevent Western Springs from going down 4-2 at Fencibles United.
Ben Marumaru’s second half goal earned Onehunga-Mangere United a 1-1 home draw with Papakura City in the Lotto Northern League Second Division.
Lynn-Avon United went down 4-3 to Albany United despite the scores being locked at 1-1 at half time.
Both local teams are at home on Saturday. Onehunga-Mangere meet bottom-placed Warkworth at Mangere Domain, while LynnAvon entertain North Force at Ken Maunder Park.
Golden boy: Former Auckland Grammar student Sam Webster has won two golds and a silver at the Commonwealth Games. The cyclist picked up gold for the invidual and team sprints and a silver in the keirin. Email ben.rogers@ fairfaxmedia.co.nz if you know anyone from central Auckland who is competing at the games.
Golden boot: Western Springs’ Nicolai Berry is congratulated after scoring his second goal.