Napier knocked out of cup in ex­tra time

The Napier Mail - - YOUR HEALTH -

Wairarapa United have ended Napier City Rovers’ Chatham Cup dream - again.

Goalscor­ing dou­bles to former Phoenix star Paul Ifill and Swedish striker Er­mal Ha­j­dari saw the vis­i­tors win 5-4 in ex­tra time at Napier’s Park Is­land to send Rovers tum­bling out in the third round.

Wairarapa, who beat Napier 2-1 in the 2011 Chatham Cup fi­nal, will dis­cover their fourth round op­po­nents on Wed­nes­day when they join Welling­ton sides Western Sub­urbs, Mi­ra­mar Rangers and Stop Out in the na­tional draw.

An early Ifill penalty gave Wairarapa a 1-0 half­time lead and they looked home at 3-1 up with 20 min­utes left, af­ter Ha­j­dari rounded the Napier keeper to slot home his first.

But Ross Wil­lox and An­gus Kilkolly struck twice in four min­utes for the hosts to send it to ex­tra time at 3-3.

Again, Wairarapa kicked out to a handy buf­fer with two goals in five min­utes, in­clud­ing Ha­j­dari’s sec­ond, as they fin­ished strongly be­fore Kilkolly grabbed one back with three min­utes re­main­ing.


Wairarapa United’s Paul Ifill on the break ear­lier this sea­son.

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