20 Jun 2011

Dunedin teams in strong form

7:09 am on 20 June 2011

Three Dunedin teams will go into Tuesday's national open draw for the last 16 of football's Chatham Cup after winning their third round regional ties this weekend.

On a good weekend for football's southernmost region, University were the only Dunedin team to lose their fixture, and then only to neighbours Roslyn Wakari 5-1 as two other Otago teams prevailed against Christchurch rivals.

In one of the tightest games of the round, Dunedin Technical edged six time winners Christchurch United with a 109th minute Richard Smith striker sealing the extra time away win.

Caversham made light work of Christchurch's Western winning 5-2 at Dunedin's Caledonian ground.

The weekend was also good for some smaller centres as Wairarapa United reached the fourth round with a 6-0 win over Red Sox Manawatu fired by a four goal haul to Adam Cowen.

Palmerston North will be represented in Tuesday's draw by Palmerston North Marist who upset Petone 2-0 thanks to a brace from Thomas Mosquera.

A first half goal from Stu Wilson earned four time winners Napier City Rovers a 1-0 home win over Stop Out, leaving Wellington United, 5-2 winners over Upper Hutt City, as the only team from the capital in the last 16.

The Cinderella run of Westlake Boys High School ended in an enthralling 3-4 loss at the hands of Waitemata, themselves a relative minnow.

Hamilton's two Northern Premier League sides both fell to first division opponents - Wanderers falling 1-2 to Manurewa at home and Melville pipped 2-3 Birkenhead in Auckland.

Bay Olympic and Central United each posted lopsided wins, Nathan Strom netting a hat trick in Bay Olympic's 8-0 win over Hibiscus Coast, and Luis Corrales and David Mulligan doing the same in Central's 9-1 cakewalk over Forrest Hill Milford.

Meanwhile Onehunga Sports and East Coast Bays were only four minutes away from a penalty shootout when Haider Jabir netted to give Onehunga a dramatic 2-1 win at Bay City Park.

Three Kings defeated Glenfield 2-0, Waitakere beat Takapuna 3-1 and Christchurch's Coastal Spirit ended Richmond's run with a 5-3 victory in Nelson.