Waitemata have lifted themselves off the foot of the Lotto NRFL first division table with a 2-1 win against Albany United.
Substitute Ryan Sabich scored the winner two minutes from time to record a come-from-behind victory at Albany’s Rosedale Park.
Albany had taken the lead in the first half when Martin Centurion scored on the half-hour.
Arnold Kochasira levelled for Waitemata a few minutes before half-time and the sides turnaround locked 1-1.
Sabich came off the bench for the last 10 minutes of the match and his introduction paid off when he scored the late winner.
Waitemata leap-frogged Albany on the table, thanks to the win, and are now within two points of catching 10th-placed Metro.
Games played Friday August 5, 2022
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Manurewa 1 (Monty Patterson 37′)
Games played Saturday August 6, 2022
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Fencibles United 1 (Kees Tweed 88′)
East Coast Bays 2 (Keegan Kelly 6′, 46′)
Northern Rovers 3 (Jason Quinlan 28′, David Brown 56′, Rory Turner 89′ pen)
Mount Albert Ponsonby 3 (Jared Colligan 54′, 62′, Lewis Black 81′)
Onehunga Mangere United 1 (Maksim Manko 45′)
West Coast Rangers 2 (Allan Pearce 14′, Jamie Mason 25′)
Tauranga City 6 (Jonty Bidois 11′, 38′, 61′, Braxton Fisher-Vanderveen 23′, Liam Molloy 30′, Colby Brennan 49′)
Ellerslie 2 (Tom Durkin 40′ pen, Rowan Corbett 52′)
Game played on Sunday August 7, 2022
Albany United 1 (Martin Centurion 30′)
Waitemata 2 (Arnold Kochasira 41′, Ryan Sabich 88′)
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