Junior Navy Blues lead the way

Words: ACFC Media

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Picture: Phototek

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Three teams have made a perfect start to the National Youth League, recording two wins to share the lead at the top of the table.

Defending champions Auckland City are in first place only on goal difference after edging out Southern United 2-0 while fellow pace-setters Eastern Suburbs and Team Wellington also notched their second successive victories.

Suburbs did so in fairly conventional fashion with a 3-2 defeat of the Wellington Phoenix but the action across town at Waitakere United will live long in the memory of all who witnessed it, Team Wellington eventually shaking off the challenge of the home side in a remarkable 15-goal thriller. Jesse Randall struck a hat-trick for Wellington but was upstaged by four-goal hero Seth Ward, whose efforts all came within a 14-minute period.

In the other two results, Canterbury United accounted for Hawke’s Bay United 4-0 while Tasman United and Hamilton Wanderers fought out a 1-1 draw.

The National Youth League returns this weekend with all ten sides in action again. 

For the National Youth League table click here and for Junior Navy Blues fixtures click here

National Youth League Match Week Two Results

Southern United 0
Auckland City FC 2 (Thomas Drillien 8’, Jackson Woods 15’)
HT: 0-2

Hawke’s Bay United 0 
Canterbury United 4 (Haris Zeb 5’, Jacob Richards 45’, Tom Stewart 86’, Conor Clarke 89’) 
HT: 0-2 

Eastern Suburbs 3 (Matthew Garbett pen 52’, pen 73’, Arzan Todywalla 62’) 
Wellington Phoenix 2 (Tuyishime Byamana 38’, Stephen Sprowson 90+2’) 
HT: 0-1 

Tasman United 1 (Rick Muir 8’) 
Hamilton Wanderers 1 (Alen James 85’) 
HT: 1-0 

Waitakere United 6 (Troy Christophers 31’, 52’, Thomas Golding 35’, Niko Steinmetz 50’, Jake Mechell 61’, Tawanda Marowa 88’) 
Team Wellington 9 (Ryan Kelly pen 21’, 42’, Seth Ward 39’, 45+2’, 48’, 53’, Jesse Randall 44’, 65’, 70’) 
HT: 2-5

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