Sorry for delay… here’s my weekly summary of last Sunday’s ASFA action (78 goals scored in the 18 games played).
In the Premiership, a bout of food poisoning forced the postponement of The Patriot’s game against Boh’s Celtic, whilst the top versus bottom clash saw Auckland Wanderers continued their impressive start to the season with a 4-0 win over Auckland Volcanoes. Zamantix Rovers ensured they remain second on goal difference alone, with a 1-0 win over Bohemian Celtic’s second team, whilst the battle of the two Western Springs based team’s saw Independiente prevail 2-1 over Internationale.
In the Championship, unbeaten AUT FC remain top of the league with a game in hand, following their 3-1 win over SudAmerica. United FC’s 4-1 win over bottom placed City Fringe saw them finish the day above the University of Auckland FC in second spot, albeit only on goal difference. The UoA boys were held to a 3-3 draw by Kingsland Athletic, whilst Chatham Cup heroes Kiwi True Blues suffered their first defeat of the season, beaten 3-2 by Khukuri.
In League 1, HNK Auckland continued their dream start to the season, with 4 wins from 4 by beating Dalian 3-1. Zamantix Rovers Return remain the only other unbeaten team in the division, and only two points behind HNK in second place, following their 2-0 away win over Nixon Park. Auckland Wanderers 2 moved into third place after a narrow 2-1 win over the winless bottom placed AUT FC 2, whilst the UoA FC Reserves secured their second win of the season, beating Kamarak 2-0.
For the fourth week in succession, League two provided the most goals with Viti FC adding another 7 to their already impressive goal scored column (37 in 3 games!). Their opponents this week, Aotea Sport Eastern, did however manage to add 4 to their goals conceded column, losing 7-4 in an 11 goal thriller. U-Sriker remain second (joint top) on goal difference, despite their 1-0 loss at the hands of Double Rum Greenhithe, whilst Zamantix Force joined Viti and U-Striker on nine points after a 2-1 win over bottom placed All Red FC. Auckland Unicorns secured their first ever ASFA Victory in style, beating Massey-Albany FC 7-1. All eyes will be on this week’s clash between two of the league’s joint leaders, Viti and Zamantix Force.
The ASFA Master League also has 3 teams with nine points, sitting at the top of the six team division, With Old Fellas ahead of Zamantix Old Boys and Waiheke Old Fullas on goal difference alone. Old Fellas 2-1 win over Zamantix OBs helped them into top spot, whilst Waiheke OFs secured a narrow 3-4 win at defending champions Greenhithe City. Serious FC beat bottom placed Boys 2 Men Pukekohe 6-0 in the other fixture. Round 5 see’s the top three teams playing the bottom three.