Auck­land dishes out foot­ball les­son

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Auck­land City have made a bold state­ment be­fore a busy week play­ing two matches.

The Navy Blues trounced sec­ond-placed Team Welling­ton 3-0 at Ki­witea St on Sun­day to be four points clear at the top of the ta­ble with a game in hand.

Welling­ton were given a foot­balling les­son by their hosts which started with a penalty kick con­verted by John Irv­ing.

Min­utes later Ivan Car­ril scored a pos­si­ble goal of the sea­son as he pow­ered a ball home from the edge of the box.

Welling­ton keeper Michael O’Ke­effe man­age to keep his team in the con­test with some out­stand­ing saves but in the fi­nal minute City’s Os­car Garcia man­aged to get one past to put the re­sult be­yond doubt.

‘‘I think over­all we played a very fo­cussed game and a very in­tense game,’’ coach Ra­mon Tribu­li­etx says.

‘‘We played a good game in all as­pects and the con­cen­tra­tion of our play­ers was out­stand­ing to­day.

‘‘We are re­cov­er­ing our mo­ti­va­tion.’’

Auck­land City will take on WaiBOP tonight at John Kerkhof Park in Cam­bridge, while on Sun­day, Can­ter­bury United pro­vide the op­po­si­tion at Ki­witea Street.

Fresh feet: Auck­land’s Os­car Garcia makes a break on his way to scor­ing a goal.

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