Takapuna staying positive and confident they’ll avoid the drop, says skipper

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Relegation-threatened Takapuna are remaining positive and believe they’ll be playing Northern League football again next year, says captain Conor Fahey.

“For the most part, our performances have actually been getting better week on week so it’s just about turning that momentum into points and wins,” Fahey told NewstalkZB’s All Sport Breakfast host D’Arcy Waldegrave.

Takapuna are in a three-way battle with Bay Olympic and Manukau United to avoid the drop into the Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship, with two sides going down at season’s end.

But Fahey (26) said it had taken time for Takapuna to form onfield relationships between a young squad that includes new players this year.

“We’ve still got a gear or two we can go up so we’re keeping positive and confident we can get the job done and still be in the league next year.

“Everyone in the team is able to keep their morale pretty high. I think we’re relatively positive, actually; it makes my job (as captain) pretty easy.”

Main photo: Takapuna ‘staying positive’ says skipper Connor Fahey. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Connor Fahey interview

Listen here to D’Arcy Waldegrave’s full interview with Takapuna captain Connor Fahey:


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