Tade brace tames Dragons

Words: ACFC Media

Sunday 21 January 2018

Picture: Phototek

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Emiliano Tade makes a blazing comeback after his brace gives Auckland City FC a valuable 2-0 away win at Canterbury United.

Tade, who missed the Navy Blues draw with Southern United last week following an injury against Waitakere United, returned to action with a bang scoring two first half goals to hurt Canterbury United's playoff hopes.

That damage was mitigated somewhat by Wellington Phoenix upset 3-2 win over Waitakere United in the capital but the Dragons must now look over their shoulder after Tasman United rekindled their own playoff push with a 4-2 derby win over Southern United.

With Eastern Suburbs AFC beating Hamilton Wanderers 5-3, Wednesday's catch-up clash with Auckland City FC has all the hallmarks of a potential minor premiership classic with two points seperating the Navy Blues and the second placed Lilywhites.

That match kicks off at 6pm at William Hill Domain.

Team Wellington are perched at the top of the championship race after they held on to beat Hawke's Bay United 2-1 in Porirua.

Auckland City FC's next match is Wednesday's away game with Eastern Suburbs AFC.


Match Result
ISPS Handa Premiership
Sunday 21 January 2018
Canterbury United 0
Auckland City FC 2 (Emiliano Tade 22', 45+2')
HT: 0-2

AC: Zubikarai (GK), Iwata, Bilen, Berlanga, Hudson-Wihongi; Riera, Tavano, Howieson; Tade, Lea'alafa, McCowatt.

Subs: Tracey (GK), R Drake, H Edge, White, Rogers.

Coach: Ramon Tribulietx

ISPS Handa Premiership Minor Title Run-in

1. Team Wellington
Played 12, Points 23 (Goal Difference +10)
27.01.18 v Tasman United (A)
04.02.18 v Auckland City FC (A)
18.02.18 v Waitakere United (H)
04.03.18 v Southern United (A)
11.03.18 v Canterbury United (A)
18.03.18 v Hamilton Wanderers (H)

2. Eastern Suburbs AFC
Played 11, Points 23 (Goal Difference +9)
24.01.18 v Auckland City FC (H)
28.01.18 v Hawke's Bay United (A)
04.02.18 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
11.02.18 v Tasman United (H)
04.03.18 v Waitakere United (H)
11.03.18 v Auckland City FC (A)
17.03.18 v Canterbury United (H)

3. Auckland City FC
Played 11, Points 21 (Goal Difference +19)
24.01.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (A)
28.01.18 v Hamilton Wanderers (A)
04.02.18 v Team Wellington (H)
11.02.18 v Hawke's Bay United (A)
25.02.18 v Tasman United (A)
11.03.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (H)
17.03.18 v Wellington Phoenix (A)

4. Canterbury United
Played 11, Points 17 (Goal Difference +8)
28.01.18 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
04.02.18 v Southern United (H)
10.02.18 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
18.02.18 v Hamilton Wanderers (A)
25.02.18 v Hawke's Bay United (A)
11.03.18 v Team Wellington (H)
17.03.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (A)

5. Tasman United
Played 12, Points 17 (Goal Difference 0)
27.01.18 v Team Wellington (H)
04.02.18 v Hawke's Bay United (H)
11.02.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (A)
25.02.18 v Auckland City FC (H)
11.03.18 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
18.03.18 v Waitakere United (A)

6. Waitakere United
Played 12, Points 16 (Goal Difference +1)
28.01.18 v Southern United (A)
04.02.18 v Hamilton Wanderers (H)
18.02.18 v Team Wellington (A)
04.03.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (A)
11.03.18 v Hawke's Bay United (H)
18.03.18 v Tasman United (H)


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