Waikato Unicol and Franklin United to meet in promotion play-offs

Waikato Unicol have won the Lotto NRFL Southern Conference, earning the right to play Northern Conference champions Franklin United in a promotion play-off.

The winner of the play-off will go up to the Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship, replacing Waiheke Island who have been relegated.

Unicol clinched the Southern Conference crown with a 2-1 win at Otumoetai, a win they needed to scrape past Cambridge who were leaders at the start of the matchday.

For the Scott Parsonage-coached Unicol, it means back-to-back titles after the side won last season’s WaiBOP Premiership.


Games played on Saturday September 9, 2023

Otumoetai 1 (Chaz Picton 44′)
Waikato Unicol 2 (Levi Clark 13′, own goal 49′)

Claudelands Rovers 1 (Dan Finlay 37′)
Papamoa 2 (Wastewizard Callister 44′, Mikhail Bredeveldt 84′)

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