What’s in store for day three at the national U-17 championships

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Two days of competition have helped sort out the leading contenders in the men’s and women’s sections of the National U-17 Championships at Western Springs’ Seddon Fields.

In the men’s draw, Auckland United and East Coast Bays are the only teams left with four wins from as many games and they lead their pools.

There’s still plenty to play for, especially in Pool C where four teams are vying for the two qualifying spots for the quarter-finals to be held later on Saturday.

In the women’s competition, Northern Rovers and Auckland United head their groups having maintained 100% winning records over the first two days.

Western Springs are hosting the annual event for the fourth time.

READ MORE: Our earlier stories from the tournament are here >>>>


Here are the pool standings going into day three of competition on Saturday December 10:

Men’s competition

Auckland United’s defence has conceded only three goals in two days, and they lead Pool A.

Saturday’s men’s fixtures

Pool A

Games to be played at 10am

Christchurch United v Hamilton Wanderers
Papakura City v West Coast Rangers
Auckland United v Fencibles United

Pool B

Games to be played 11am

Cashmere Technical v Eastern Suburbs
Bay Olympic v Manurewa
Birkenhead United v Northland

Pool C

Games to be played at 8am

Lower Hutt City v Auckland City
Ellerslie v South Auckland Rangers
Tauranga City v Melville United

Pool D

Games to be played at 9am

Western Springs v Northern Rovers
Napier City Rovers v Hibiscus Coast
Nomads United v East Coast Bays


Championship (3.05pm) — C1 v D2, D1 v C2 / (5.15pm) — A1 v B2, B1 v A2

Bowl (2pm) — C3 v D4 / (3.05pm) — D3 v C4 / (4.10pm) — A3 v B4 / (5.15pm) — B3 v A4

Plate (2pm) — C5 v D6, D5 v C6 / (4.10pm) — A5 v B6, B5 v A6

West Coast Rangers score on the opening day of the tournament.

Women’s competition

Saturday’s women’s fixtures

Pool A

Games to be played at 12pm

Western Springs v Ellerslie
Hamilton Wanderers v Otumoetai
Cashmere Technical v Northern Rovers

Pool B

Games to be played at 1pm

Melville United v Wellington United
Eastern Suburbs v West Coast Rangers
Auckland United v Nomads United


Championship (7.25pm) — Winner Pool A v Runners-up Pool B / Runners-up Pool A v Winners Pool B

Bowl (6.20pm) — Third Pool A v Fourth Pool B / Fourth Pool A v Third Pool B

Plate (6.20pm) — Fifth Pool A v Sixth Pool B // (7.25pm) — Sixth Pool A v Fifth Pool B

The draw and results

Hosts Western Springs have an excellent online fixtures and results service for their tournament.

Here are the key links to keep up with the tournament’s progress:

Men’s Draw: Click Here

Women’s Draw: Click Here

Combined Draw PDF: Click Here

Men’s Draw PDF: Click Here

Women’s Draw PDF: Click Here

Men’s Results PDF: Click Here

Women’s Results PDF: Click Here

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