Papakura City have jumped two league placings with a 2-1 Friday night win at Ranui Swanson’s Starling Park.
The South Aucklanders moved into third place of the NRF Men’s Championship with the win.
Cory Mackay put Papakura ahead with a penalty in the 19th minute.
The sides turned around with the visitors holding their 1-0 lead and for most of the second half, it looked as though that would be enough to settle the affair.
But a flurry of late action was Papakura go to a 2-0 lead through substitute Cooper Hart in the 88th minute.
On full-time, Mohammed Haj pulled back a goal for Ranui Swanson but it was too little too late for the home side who stay three off the bottom.
Game played Friday August 5, 2022
Ranui Swanson 1 (Mohammed Haj 90′)
Papakura City 2 (Cory Martin 19′ pen, Cooper Hart 88′)
Games to be played Saturday August 8, 2022
Uni-Mount Bohemian (7th) v Papatoetoe (1st)
Bill McKinlay Park, Mt Wellington, 3pm
Lynn-Avon United (8th) v Te Atatu (4th)
Ken Maunder Park, Auckland, 3pm
Central United (2nd) v South Auckland Rangers (3rd)
Game to be rescheduled