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NZF: Waitakere claim youth lead

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Fuseworks Media

It’s a good time to be a Waitakere United fan with the club’s youth team joining their senior counterparts in topping the table.

The west Aucklanders are perched proudly on top of both the ISPS Handa Premiership and National Youth League and their lead is particularly pertinent in the latter as there are now only four match weeks remaining.

Waitakere have won all five of their matches so far and are now the only team to boast a perfect record after continuing their victorious run against Tasman United. They now hold a three-point lead over Hamilton Wanderers, who gave up their share of first place with an upset loss to Eastern Suburbs.

Auckland City meanwhile dropped off the pace in third after being beaten by Team Wellington.

Two other sides posted wins with Canterbury United enjoying a massive triumph over Southern United while Hawke’s Bay United edged out the Wellington Phoenix.

Results and goal scorer details:

National Youth League Match Week Five

Tasman United 2 (Nathan Simes 38’, 53’)

Waitakere United 4 (Rayhan Carlson-Du Toit 13’, 44’, Dylan Hobson 19’, Vincent Best 75’)

HT: 1-3

Auckland City 1 (Corban Piper 26’)

Team Wellington 2 (Ryan Feutz 11’, 63’)

HT: 1-1

Canterbury United 9 (Jack Mitchell 14’, 29’, own goal 28’, Seth Simpson 36’, 39’, Max Chretien 56’, 90 + 4’, Caleb Cottom 65’, Joe Williams 75’)

Southern United 1 (Cameron Anderson 23’)

HT: 5-1

Hamilton Wanderers 0

Eastern Suburbs 2 (Arzan Todywalla 74’, pen 82’)

HT: 0-0

Wellington Phoenix 2 (Kaelin Nguyen 11’, Joe Chiari 23’)

Hawke’s Bay United 3 (Jaeden Shaw 19’, Luca Barclay 51’, Liam Shackleton 53’)

HT: 2-1

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