Wellington's Mirimar Rangers football team has defeated Auckland club Bay Olympic 3-1 in the Chatham Cup final at North Harbour Stadium.
The Mirimar goalkeeper, Paul Imray, had a man of the match performance for the winning side, with a string of saves to protect Miramar's lead and a crucial penalty stop in the 77th minute to keep Bay out of reach.
Tim Schaeffers gave the Wellingtonians a 12th minute lead when he capitalised on a well-struck free kick, and his defensive partner, Campbell Parkin, extended their lead to 2-nil just eight minutes later.
Bay Olympic pulled a goal back in the 34th minute thanks to a well-placed header by Nathan Strom, to go into the half-time break just one goal behind.
But the goalkeeping efforts of Imray kept the Auckland side at bay, Mirimar's Michael White extended the lead to 3-1 with a solo effort in the 75th minute.
It's the fourth time Mirimar have held the trophy, the last time just six years ago.