Chatham Cup semi­fi­nal spot se­cured

Central Leader - - SPORT - By JEREMY RUANE

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 fair­fax­me­ 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.

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