RESULTS: The winners, scorers and tables from Saturday’s top matches

Here’s our round-up of Saturday’s results from the Lotto NRFL Southern Conference, WaiBOP Men’s League One and promotion play-off ties in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.


Games played on Saturday September 16, 2023

U-17 Men’s International

New Zealand 0
Japan 2

READ MORE: VIDEO: Japan too strong for New Zealand at U-17 men’s tournament >>>> 

Central League promotion play-off

First leg

Island Bay United 4 (Liam Sercombe 45′, Matthew Chadwick 66′, Tsar Mitchener 69′, own goal 77′)
Palmerston North Marist 0

READ MORE: Two-match promotion play-off to decide who joins next season’s Central League >>>>

Southern League promotion play-off

Second leg

UC Football 3 (Hemi Innes 17′ pen, Charlie Bayly 23′, 47′)
FC Nelson 0

UC Football win two-legged play-off 5-2 on aggregate

READ MORE: UC Football haul back deficit with second leg win in promotion play-off series >>>>

Lotto NRFL Men’s Conference

Grand final

Franklin United 1 (Harrison Sage 63′)
Waikato Unicol 0

Winners gain promotion to 2024 Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship

READ MORE: Franklin United clinch promotion with 1-0 win against Waikato Unicol >>>>

Lotto NRFL Southern Conference

Papamoa 2 (Harry Pachoud 51′, WasteWizard Callister 84′)
Te Awamutu 1 (Michael Roberts 62′)

Otumoetai 1 (Ben McLean 6′)
Claudelands Rovers 0

Final standings

WaiBOP Men’s League One

Matamata Swifts 1 (Peter Shannon 42′)
Otorohanga 2 (Michael Jones 66′, Mason Apperley 77′)

Hamilton Wanderers 4 (Juvenal Erhahamoba 17′, Samuel Slone 20′, 67′, Aston Smith 76′)
Tokoroa 1 (Cameron Johnston 81′)

Tauranga City 3
West Hamilton 0
*Default by West Hamilton

Final standings

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