Two goals in the opening six minutes got NRF Championship leaders Papatoetoe off to a match-winning start when they beat bottom-placed Lynn-Avon United at Matariki weekend.
However, Papatoetoe allowed United back into the game and they drew level through two goals from Hugh Sorby.
In the end, Papatoetoe got home 3-2 thanks to a winning goal from Sandip Singh.
Nearest rivals Central United and South Auckland Rangers both have a game in hand on Papatoetoe.
Main photo: Sandip Singh … scored the winner for Papatoetoe. Image: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
NRF Men’s Championship
Games played Saturday June 25, 2022
Central United 4 (Sam Lloyd 21′, Ben Ruffell 32′, 39′, Daniel Backman 85′)
Te Atatu 1 (Rhys Caples 18′)
Lynn-Avon United 2 (Hugh Sorby 28′, 67′)
Papatoetoe 3 (Ariel Fernandez Morales 2′, Ash Gower-Rudman 6′, Sandip Singh 75′)
Uni-Mount Bohemian 2 (Keith Anderson 51′, Tariro Mashonganyika 90’+2′)
Ranui Swanson 3 (Mohammed Haj 9′, Tuam Lian Zaw 36′, Jaslin Diedericks 82′)
South Auckland Rangers P
Papakura City P