31 Mar 2013

City win, Waitakere draw a blank in O-League openers

9:34 am on 31 March 2013

Auckland City joined Fiji's Ba and Amicale of Vanuatu in posting opening wins in their Oceania Champions League football campaigns, while Waitakere United and Dragon fought out a scoreless stalemate on the first day.

Defending champions Auckland picked up where they left off in the previous season by defeating New Caledonians Mont-Dore 2-0 away, while Ba accounted for 2010 winners Hekari United 3-1 and Amicale posted a 2-0 success over Solomon Warriors.

Tahitian champions and tournament newcomers Dragon held off Waitakere, installed as favourites for the titles by many observers, to return from New Zealand with a point.