Wins to Unicol and Taupo keep them top of the WaiBOP Premiership

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A hat-trick from Joseph O’Donoghue set up a big win for Taupo and moved them into second place on the WaiBOP Premiership table.

Taupo beat West Hamilton United 7-0 with goals from Finlay Smith, Dylan Foster (2), O’Donoghue (3) and Logan Giddy.

Leaders Waikato Unicol won an important fixture at Otumoetai, knowing a loss there would drop them to third spot.

Unicol beat Otumoetai 5-0 with goals from Jacob Robb (2), Thomas O’Leary (2) and a Thomas Wright penalty.

In the Hamilton derby, local rivals Melville United and Hamilton Wanderers shared the points with a 2-2 draw.


Ngongotaha 2 (Cailyn Trask 17′, Harlem Simiona 57′)
Te Awamutu 1 (Tawhiri Ball 33′)

Taupo 7 (Finlay Smith 16′, Dylan Foster 37′, 51′, Joseph O’Donoghue 48′, 65′, 68, Logan Giddy 81′)
West Hamilton United 0

Melville United 2 (Jamie Walker 60′, 83′)
Hamilton Wanderers 2 (Samuel Musty 57′, Karson Grant 69′)

Otumoetai 0
Waikato Unicol 5 (Jacob Robb 9′, 59′, Thomas Wright 21′ pen, Thomas O’Leary 44′, 63′)


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