Bay Olympic 1-2 Three Kings Utd (half: 1-0)
A late Daniel Morgan double at Olympic Park on Saturday sunk leaders Bay Olympic to their second consecutive league defeat.
Craig Wylie had given Bay Olympic a 44th minute lead – an advantage which stood until Morgan struck his first with just four minutes remaining in the second half.
The game turned completely on its ear two minutes later as Morgan’s second gave his side the victory.
Bay Olympic (36) remain three points clear of East Coast Bays while Three Kings moved into joint third spot with Hamilton Wanderers on 25 points.
Jared Colligan and Luiz Del Monte were Three Kings’ most dangerous weapons on Saturday while the league leaders’ best work was done by James Pritchett and Ryan Elder.
Manurewa AFC 4-2 East Coast Bays AFC (half: 4-0)
The South Aucklanders made sure Willy Gerdsen’s side weren’t able to pull level with Bay Olympic courtesy of their upset home victory at Memorial Park.
Manurewa had built a 4-0 halftime advantage as Karsten Pedersen (2), Roussin Nkoy and new addition Hicham Kamri all struck the back of Seamus Casey’s net.
Jason McKeown and Dan Peat – his league best ninth of the season – pulled two back in the second half but that’s all the visitors could manage as they slumped to what could turn out to be an important loss in their season.
Hamilton Wanderers 1-0 Eastern Suburbs AFC (half: 1-0)
Jarrod Young’s 33rd minute strike was the difference between the two sides at Porritt Stadium on Saturday.
The win keeps Hamilton in third position, eight points adrift of second placed East Coast Bays, while Suburbs still prop up the table with four points from their 14 outings.
Young and Ricky Broderson were influential in the outcome for Hamilton while Jade Mesias and George Slefandorfas were Suburbs’ strongest.
Onehunga Sports 2-0 Central Utd FC (half: 2-0)
Onehunga Sports jumped over Central into fifth spot courtesy of two first half goals at Waikaraka Park on Saturday.
Eder Franchini opened the scoring in the eighth minute before former Central United player Michael Freeman provided the game’s final goal in the 21st minute.
Mitch Healy and Paul Day were seen as Onehunga’s best on show while Albert Riera and Adam Dickinson led the Central effort.
Melville Utd 0-3 Waitakere City FC (half: 0-1)
A second half Roy Krishna double secured the points for Waitakere from their road trip to Gower Park on Saturday.
Rory Turner gave the visitors a 30th minute lead before Krishna struck twice in a three-minute spell just after the hour mark to confirm the outcome.
The win puts Waitakere three points ahead of Melville in the race to avoid the bottom two spots while the Hamilton side currently occupy second last position, two points ahead of Suburbs.
Krisha and Ryan de Vries were the best of the visitors on the day as Aaron Scott and Ryan Thomas were Melville’s most lively.
Photo by Shane Wenzlick