6 Mar 2010

Playoff places still uo in the air in NZFC

6:14 pm on 6 March 2010

Hawke's Bay United has kept its slim NZ Football Championship play-off hopes alive thanks to a 2-1 win over high-flyers Canterbury United at Park Island.

Andrew Abba opened the scoring when he volleyed home a Stuart Ferguson flick on after 17 minutes, and Leon Birnie got the second.

Russell Kamo scored for Canterbury.

To make play-offs, Hawkes Bay need to win their last regular season match against Auckland FC and have other results go their way.

Canterbury, meanwhile, face a nervous final two games against fellow play-off rivals Team Wellington and Auckland City.

Canterbury could still lose both games and qualify for the play-offs but only if both Otago and Team Wellington loses their final matches too.