Metro recover from early deficit to beat Ellerslie 5-2 in Lotto NRFL first division

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Metro found their goalscoring touch under the Phyllis Street floodlights on Friday when they came back from trailing 0-2 to beat Ellerslie 5-2.

The Ponies came out firing in this Lotto NRFL first division match.

They raced to a two-goal lead through goals from Christopher Kessell at 7 minutes and Rowan Corbett ten minutes later.

Tristan Prattley pulled back a goal midway through the half before Honggyu Han levelled in the 34th minute.

Prattley came up with a second goal after 39 minutes to put the home side ahead for the first time.

The teams went into the break with Metro leading 3-2.

In the second half, Metro’s leading goalscorer, Jaydyn Englefield, extended his side’s lead to 4-2.

Captain Joe Minto wrapped up the scoring with Metro’s fifth goal in the 83rd minute.

The result lifted Metro above Fencibles United and into ninth place on the table.

Main photo: Honggyu Han scored for Metro in the first half. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Results

Game played Friday August 19, 2022

Metro 5 (Tristan Prattley 25′, 39′, Honggyu Han 34′, Jaydyn Englefield 78′, Joe Minto 83′)
Ellerslie 2 (Christopher Kessell 7′, Rowan Corbett 17′)

Fixtures

Games to be played Saturday August 20, 2022

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East Coast Bays (3rd) v Manurewa (2nd)
Bay City Park, Auckland, 3pm

Northern Rovers (6th) v Onehunga Mangere United (7th)
McFetridge Park, Auckland, 12pm

Fencibles United (10th) v Waitemata (11th)
Riverhills Park, Auckland, 3pm

Tauranga City (4th) v Mount Albert Ponsonby (5th)
Links Ave Reserve, Tauranga, 3pm

Game to be played Sunday August 21, 2022

Albany United (12th) v West Coast Rangers (1st)
Rosedale Park, Albany, 3pm

Standings

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