Default gives Tauranga City edge in Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship title race

Tauranga City have been given a two-point lead in the Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship after a decision by Northern Rovers to default their catch-up fixture.

The match was to have been played at Tauranga’s Links Ave on July 8, but bad weather forced a postponement.

The 3-0 default win takes Tauranga above East Coast Bays on the league table, with the last round of games set for Saturday.

Tauranga can make sure of the Championship title with a win against third-placed Mount Albert Ponsonby, though a draw would also earn them the title unless Bays beat Hibiscus Coast by a margin of six goals or more.



Games to be played on Saturday September 9, 2023

Metro v Ngaruawahia United
Phylis St Reserve, Mt Albert, 3pm

Waiheke United v Northern Rovers
Onetangi Sports Complex, Waiheke, 3pm

North Shore United v Onehunga Mangere United
Allen Hill Stadium, Devonport, 3pm

Tauranga City v Mount Albert Ponsonby
Links Ave, Mt Maunganui, 3pm

East Coast Bays v Hibiscus Coast
Bay City Park, Browns Bay, 3pm

Ellerslie v Fencibles United
Michaels Ave, Ellerslie, 5pm

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