Franklin United have earned a spot in the second of the Chatham Cup after beating Oratia United 3-0 in a rescheduled tie played at Tuakau.
The home side scored in the opening minute through Dillon Lazarus.
Franklin’s second goal came from Amit Narayan in the 32nd minute and the sides turned around with the 2-0 scoreline.
The second spell was devoid of goals until added time when substitute Chris Abbott added Fraklin’s third goal.
Main photo: Chris Abbott. File photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Referee Mark Fleming had a busy spell in added time, issuing cautions to Oratia’s Thomas Jacobson (dissent) and substitute Thomas Banks (delaying the start of play), and giving Oratia’s Alexander Burden his marching orders for a second yellow (foul).
The referee’s report records the game as ‘match abandoned’.
Franklin will be at home to Melville United in the second round of the cup to be played over Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Game played May 25, 2022
Franklin United 3 (Dillon Lazarus 1′, Amit Narayan 32′, Chris Abott 90+2′)
Oratia United 0