City thrashed as club Cup awaits
Auckland City’s winning streak came to an end in a 4-0 drubbing by Team Wellington at the weekend.
Despite the loss, City hold onto top spot on the ASB Premiership ladder in their last match on New Zealand soil before they head for the Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco.
Team Wellington maintain their own unbeaten start with three wins and two draws.
An unmarked Mike Gwyther opened the scoring in the 20th minute which was the only goal in the first half.
City were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty as appeals fell on deaf ears after former City man Alex Feneridis took down Tim Payne in the area.
Wellington doubled their advantage on the hour-mark through Luis Corrales, quickly followed by a second yellow card for City’s Marko Dordevic handing Wellington the advantage for the rest of the match.
The loss comes just before City take on Uzbekistan’s national side this Saturday in an international friendly in the lead up to the club World Cup finals.
Auckland take on Moroccan champions Moghreb Athletic de Tetouan in Rabat at 7.30am (NZ time) on December 11 for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Auckland’s Junior Blues recorded their third win of the ASB National Youth League season on Saturday, clinching a 2-0 win over Hawkes Bay United.
City’s youngsters next take on Manawatu United from 2pm on Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Club.
Direct hit: Eden Roskill’s Saahil Castelino is clean bowled.
Impressive display: John Dolan returned great figures of 5/55.
Steaming in: Eden Roskill’s Azhar Abbas in action.