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Soccer: Waitakere march towards youth title

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Waitakere United have one hand on the National Youth League title, now holding a six-point lead with only three match weeks remaining.

The west Aucklanders continue be the only team with a perfect record and their latest success was a home triumph over Canterbury United.

They also benefitted from two of their title rivals playing off against each other as Auckland City edged out Hamilton Wanderers in a five-goal thriller.

The only other side with seemingly any hope of catching Waitakere also stayed in the hunt, Tasman United earning a narrow victory over a Hawke’s Bay United team that played the last quarter of an hour with only 10 men.

Southern United and Eastern Suburbs meanwhile shared the spoils after scoring three apiece while Team Wellington and the Wellington Phoenix also had to settle for a draw in their local derby.

See below for all the results and goal scorer details.

For the National Youth League table and more information please click here

National Youth League Match Week Six

Hamilton Wanderers 2 (Josh Clarkin 41’, own goal 88’)

Auckland City 3 (Thomas Drillien 16’, pen 32’, Deandre Vollenhoven 81’)

HT: 1-2

Hawke’s Bay United 1 (Jonathan McNamara 74’)

Tasman United 2 (Josh Rudland 28’, Lachlan Brooks 45’)

HT: 0-2

Jonathan McNamara sent off for Hawke’s Bay 75’

Waitakere United 4 (Rayhan Carlson-Du Toit 17’, 44’, Keagan Maclou 73’, Vincent Best 87’)

Canterbury United Dragons 2 (Finbar Gallaway 26’, Harrison Bowman 35’)

HT: 2-2

Southern United 3 (Lewis Wall 11’, Ben Deeley 90 + 1’, 90 + 3’)

Eastern Suburbs 3 (Leon van den Hoven 45’, Dylan Laing-McConnell 87’, Jonny Evans 89’)

HT: 1-1

Team Wellington 1 (Matthew Garbett pen 87’)

Wellington Phoenix 1 (Kris Naicker 26’)

HT: 0-1

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