Auckland City and Eastern Suburbs have continued their unbeaten streaks with midweek wins in the Northern League.
The Navy Blues beat Hamilton Wanderers 2-0 while Suburbs beat Takapuna 5-2 at North Harbour Stadium.
Both sides remain unbeaten after 18 rounds, with only goal difference separating them.
Wednesday’s third scheduled game, between Birkenhead United and bottom-placed Manukau, was abandoned after seven minutes when a local power failure caused problems for floodlighting at Shepherd’s Park.
Games played on Wednesday August 9, 2023
Hamilton Wanderers 0
Auckland City 2 (Christian Gray 30′, Liam Gillion 35′)
Birkenhead United ABD
Manukau United ABD
*Play stopped after 7 minutes due to floodlights failure
Takapuna 2 (Sam Burfoot 63′, Joao Moreira 79′)
Eastern Suburbs 5 (Jaiden van der Heijden 3′, Jirayu Twigg 9′, 90′, Jake Mechell 36′, Dylan Laing-McConnell 69′)