Otago Daily Times

Goal at death as South­ern United up­sets Waikato

- JEFF CHESHIRE Sports · College Sports · Southern United FC

SOUTH­ERN United pulled off a re­mark­able come­back to be­gin its week­end on the fut­sal court.

The side scored three goals in the fi­nal three min­utes to beat the Waikato Rapids 4­3 in the Su­per

League’s fi­nal week­end in Auck­land.

Car­los Her­mann scored the last two of those, in­clud­ing slot­ting the match­win­ner from a Mike San­num pass with just 12sec to play.

It was a bril­liant come­back af­ter trail­ing 3­1 for much of the game against the team that en­tered the week­end atop the ta­ble.

Waikato led 2­0 early, be­fore Yun

Sung Chang pegged one back for South­ern.

The Rapids added a third be­fore half­time, though, and kept South­ern quiet for most of the sec­ond half.

How­ever, Tim O’Far­rell struck with 2min 46sec left.

A minute later, Adam Hew­son in­ter­cepted a pass and put Her­mann in to equalise with 1min 35sec to play.

That tied the score at 3­3, al­low­ing Her­mann to score his match­win­ner.

The team played Bay of Plenty Surge last night.

To­day, it faces Auck­land and the Northern Comets.

The semi­fi­nals and fi­nal are to­mor­row, if South­ern makes it that far.

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