25 Apr 2009

Auckland win first leg of O League final

6:39 pm on 25 April 2009

Auckland City have beaten Koloale 7-2 in the first leg of the O League final at Honiara's Lawson Tama Stadium.

Keryn Jordan scored a second half hat trick as City came back from 1-0 down after 10 minutes to take a 3-1 lead at halftime.

About 12,000 watched the game.

Richard Anisua scored both Koloale's goal in the 10th and 76th minutes.

Auckland's goals came from Jordan (3), Paul Urlovic, Ki-Hyung Lee, Ivan Vicelich and Matt Williams

The second leg is in Auckland on May 3.

The winner of the O League secures Oceania's US$500,000 playoff spot at the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates 9-19 December 2009.