16 Jan 2011

United's winning streak ended

6:56 pm on 16 January 2011

Waitakere United's eight-match winning sequence in the national football Premiership came to an end on Sunday as Auckland City won 1-0 at Whenuapai in a match marred by three red cards.

Auckland had All White Ivan Vicelich and midfielder Adam Dickinson sent off while Jack Pelter was marched for Waitakere, who remain on top by five points ahead of Team Wellington, who won 2-1 over Canterbury United at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Auckland move to third on the table, just a point behind and the victory opens up a seven-point lead over nearest rivals Waikato FC in fourth.

Elsewhere Hawke's Bay United beat visitors YoungHeart Manawatu 2-1 at Park Island in Napier.