23 Jan 2012

Auckland drop points in Premiership

11:25 am on 23 January 2012

Auckland City have dropped their first points of the New Zealand Football Premiership season following a nil-all draw with Waikato in Auckland.

Second-placed Waitakere United were beaten 1-0 by second from bottom Hawke's Bay in Napier.

Canterbury trounced bottom placed Manawatu 9-1 in Christchurch and Wellington beat Otago 2-1 in Dunedin.

Auckland have 19 points, Waitakere, Canterbury and Wellington have 15, Otago nine, Waikato and Hawke's Bay seven and Manawatu one.