15 Feb 2009

Manawatu move to third in NZFC

7:43 am on 15 February 2009

Manawatu has beaten Waikato 1-0 in Palmerston North to move ahead of Hawkes Bay into third in the New Zealand Football Championship.

Gustavo Saralegui's winner in the 56th minute takes Manawatu to 21 points, level with Auckland but behind them on goal difference.

The leaders Waitakere United are five points clear with a game in hand and play Hawkes Bay in Napier on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile Auckland has beaten the Vanuatu side Port Vila 8-1 in an O-League match.