Auckland City to face Solomon Islands club in Sunday’s tournament semi-final

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Auckland City have confirmed their semi-final spot at the OFC Champions League tournament and will meet Solomon Islands club Central Coast.

The semi-final will start at 2.30pm at Ngahue Reserve, Stonefields, on Sunday August 14.

Entry to the game is free and it will follow the first semi-final between Tahiti’s AS Vènus and Hienghène Sport, the New Caledonia Super League champions.

The tournament final will be played at 2pm on Wednesday August 17, deciding which club will represent the OFC region at the FIFA Club World Cup in China.

Auckland City completed their pool games on Thursday (August 11) with a 4-1 win against Nikao Sokattak, from the Cook Islands.

Nikao Sokattak took a surprise lead when Stephen Willis scored in the 39th minute.

However, City’s Gerard Garriga hit back with a double, scoring in the 40th and 51st minutes, to give the Navy Blues the lead.

Joe Lee scored in the 55th minute and Matt Ellis made sure of the win with City’s fourth goal after 65 minutes.

Main photo: Gerard Garriga … scored a double for City.


To be played on Sunday August 14, 2022

Auckland City v Central Coast
Ngahue Reserve, 2.30pm

Hienghène Sport v AS Vènus
Ngahue Reserve, 11.30am


Group B

Game played Monday August 8, 2022

Auckland City 3 (Cam Howieson 26′ pen, Mario Ilich 35′, Emiliano Tade 90+4′)
Rewa 0

Nikao Sokattak 0
Hienghène Sport 1 (Fonzy Ranchain 58′)

Games played Friday August 5, 2022

Auckland City 5 (Adam Mitchell 7′, Cam Howieson 14′, Dylan Manickum 39′, Mario Ilich 49′, Liam Gillion 88′)
Hienghène Sport 0

Rewa 3 (Abbu Zahid 2’, 56’, Tevita Waranaivalu 45+3’)
Nikao Sokattak 1 (Mark Leito 78′)

Games played Thursday August 11, 2022

Nikao Sokattak 1 (Stephen Willis 39’)
Auckland City 4 (Gerard Garriga 40’, 51’ Joe Lee 55’, Matt Ellis 65’)

Hienghène Sport 2 (Fonzy Ranchain 65′, Joseph Athale 75′)
Rewa 0


Group A

Games played Thursday August 4, 2022

Central Coast 0
AS Vénus 3 (Teaouni Tehau 12’, 16’ pen, 46’)

Galaxy 2 (Own goal 28‘, Kensi Tangis 46’)
Lae City 2 (Own goal 34‘, Jonathan Allen 73’)

Games played Sunday August 7, 2022

Central Coast 3 (Jeffery Bule 37′, Junior Fordney 45′, Clifford Fafale 56′)
Galaxy 1 (Kensi Tangis 14′)

AS Vénus 1 (Kévin Barbe 80′)
Lae City 0

Games played on Wednesday August 10, 2022

Lae City 2 (Mathew David 41‘, Jonathan Allen 76’)
Central Coast 3 (Junior Fordney 12‘, Clifford Fafale 21’, 42’)

AS Vènus 0
Galaxy 1 (Bong Kako 54’)


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