Melville and Birkenhead to meet in men’s final of national U-17s championship

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Melville United and Birkenhead United will contest the men’s final at the national U-17’s tournament in Auckland.

The game kicks off at 3pm at Seddon Fields, home of host club Western Springs.

Melville reached the final with a 2-0 semi-final win against Auckland United while Birkenhead United needed penalties to get past Lower Hutt City.

Auckland United meet Lower Hutt City for the play-off for 3rd/4th place, also at 3pm.

Meanwhile, Hamilton Wanderers play Auckland City in the Bowl final, and Christchurch United face Bay Olympic in the Plate final. Both those games are at 1pm.

Please check later for updates.

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


Games played on Sunday December 11, 2022



Auckland United 0
Melville United 2

Birkenhead United 4
Lower Hutt City 1

Birkenhead won 4-1 on penalties after 1-1 draw


Hamilton Wanderers 4
Nomads United 3

Wanderers won 4-3 on penalties after 0-0 draw

West Coast Rangers 0
Auckland City 1


Christchurch United 3
Northern Rovers 1

Bay Olympic 2
Ellerslie 1


Championship final

Melville United v Birkenhead United, 3pm

Men’s play-off 3rd/4th

Auckland United v Lower Hutt City, 3pm

Bowl final

Hamilton Wanderers v Auckland City, 1pm

Plate final

Christchurch United v Bay Olympic, 1pm

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

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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