Hard-fought win for City

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Auck­land City FC will go into this week­end’s top of the ta­ble clash against Team Welling­ton as favourites af­ter a scratchy 4-2 win over South­ern United at Ki­witea Street on Sun­day.

The home side scored twice within the first five min­utes off the back of Ryan de Vries pace.

South­ern’s Jude Fitz­patrick turned the ball into his own net for the first goal fol­lowed by City’s David Browne tuck­ing the sec­ond goal home on the far post.

South­ern didn’t look like the bot­tom-placed team com­ing back at the Navy Blues through the boot of Will McIn­tyre.

Browne re­stored City’s two-goal ad­van­tage three min­utes af­ter half­time with de Vries once again set­ting it up. South­ern bounced back yet again to re­duce the deficit to one.

In the dy­ing min­utes of the game Marco Dorde­vic put the game be­yond doubt vol­ley­ing home a cor­ner to clinch the win for Auck­land.

City take on sec­ond-placed Team Welling­ton this Sun­day at Ki­witea Street from 2pm.

Noo­dle scratcher: Auck­land’s Cap­tain Ivan Vicelich uses his head to clear the ball.

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