15 Mar 2009

Advantage Waitakere in NZFC semi

7:28 am on 15 March 2009

Waitakere will take a slender lead - and an all-important away goal - back to Auckland after edging Team Wellington 1-0 in a tense first leg New Zealand Football Championship semi-final at Newtown Park.

Wellington now need to inflict a rare home defeat on Waitakere in the return leg next weekend to progress to the March 29 grand final but Wellington coach Stu Jacobs believes his team aren't far away from the defending champions.