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Thrilling finale for National Youth League

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A nail-biting final weekend is in store in the National Youth League with four sides still in the running to lift the trophy.

Waitakere United had looked odds on to claim the title a couple of weeks ago but have lost form at the worst possible time, suffering consecutive defeats to open the door for defending champions Auckland City, Hamilton Wanderers and Team Wellington - all of whom posted victories over the weekend to keep themselves in the hunt.

Auckland, Hamilton and Waitakere are now all tied at the top of the table with only goal difference separating them while Team Wellington are two points further back in fourth.

The destination of the title will therefore be decided in the last set of matches this weekend with Hamilton and Waitakere due to face each other while Auckland meet Canterbury United away and Team Wellington pay a visit to Eastern Suburbs.

See below for all the results and goal scorer details from match week eight.

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

National Youth League Match Week Eight

Hawke’s Bay United 2 (Ethan Ladd 10’, Jack Parker 70’)

Eastern Suburbs 2 (Jonny Evans 60’, Arzan Todywalla 90’)

HT: 1-0

Waitakere United 4 (Rayhan Carlson-Du Toit 11’, 45’, pen 90 + 3’, Joshua Redfearn 20’)

Southern United 5 (Javier Langley 2’, Lewis Wall 19’, Cameron Anderson 30’, 39’, pen 90 + 8’)

HT: 3-4

Auckland City 11 (Bradley Wilson 6’, 39’, 80’, Callum McNeill 9’, Matthew Ellis 15’, Nathan Lobo 19’, Thomas Drillien 24’, Finn McCracken 50’, 66’, 72’, 86’)

Tasman United 0

HT: 6-0

Team Wellington 3 (Own goal 3’, Oliver van Rijssel 36’, William Gillion 83’)

Canterbury United Dragons 1 (Cameron Rean 10’)

HT: 2-1

Hamilton Wanderers 4 (James Mack 45’, George Ott 45 + 1’, Jack Portegys 68’, Joshua Clarkin 84’)

Wellington Phoenix Reserves 2 (Blake Driehuis 73’, 81’)

HT: 2-0

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