Papatoetoe stretch lead in NRF Men’s Championship with 4-2 win against Te Atatu

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Papatoetoe have stretched their lead to six points in the NRF Men’s Championship after beating fourth-placed Te Atatu 4-2 at Murdoch Park.

With Central United losing the night before to Papakura City, Papatoetoe knew a win would increase the gap to their nearest rivals.

But Te Atatu took the lead in the 35th minute through Rhys Caples to give the visitors a 1-0 at half-time.

After the break, Papatoetoe scored twice, through Ariel Morales and then Louis Corkill to take the lead for the first time in the match.

Within a few minutes, Te Atatu levelled when Joel Willetts found the net.

Papatoetoe finished the stronger of the sides, scoring through Christopher Groen and Sandip Singh in the last 10 minutes of the match.

Main photo: Sandip Singh … scored Papatoetoe’s final goal. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

South Auckland Rangers stayed in touch with the two leaders with a 3-0 wn against Uni-Mount Bohemian.


Game played Friday July 15, 2022

Central United 1 (Linus Backman 78′)
Papakura City 3 (Argyle Morling 23′, 30′, Vikil Vineet Prakash 32′)

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Games played Saturday July 16, 2022

South Auckland Rangers 3 (Mohammed Yunus Atiq 12′, Pablo Yackson Carabajal 28′, Ronald Kivolyn 68′)
Uni-Mount Bohemian 0

Papatoetoe 4 (Ariel Morales 48′, Louis Corkill 50′, Christopher Groen 82′, Sandip Singh 89′)
Te Atatu 2 (Rhys Caples 35′, Joel Willetts 56′)


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