Fencibles United to face Phoenix Academy in Sunday’s final for U-17 Boys’ title

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Fencibles United will play the Wellington Phoenix Academy in Sunday’s final of the U-17 Boys’ National Championship.

Fencibles beat Birkenhead United 1-0 on Saturday to reach the final while the Phoenix beat last year’s winners Auckland United 4-1.

Main photo: Fencibles United … have reached Sunday’s Grand Final. Photo credit: Fencibles United social media.

Birkenhead United will play Auckland United in the play-off for third place.

Meanwhile, South Island teams won the opening games on day two at the tournemnt being held at Upper Hutt.

Nomads United and Selwyn United beat their Wellington opponents and will meet in Sunday’s play-off for 5th place.


Games played on Saturday November 4, 2023

Nomads United 5 (Flynn Holdem 15′, 38′, 42′, own goal 65′, Zack Killick 86′)
Onslow/North Wellington 2 (Jamie John Thalari 69′, Ryan Lee 73′)

Selwyn United 2 (Sensa Benseman 2′, Kaden Fraser 80′)
Western Suburbs 1 (Flynn Cave 85′)

Fencibles United 1 (Nicholas Rooney 79′)
Birkenhead United 0

Wellington Phoenix Academy 4 (Luke Flowerdew 6′, 50′ pen, Fletcher Pratt 13′, Harrison Kowalczyk 88′)
Auckland United 1 (James Ray 28′)


Games to be played on Sunday November 5, 2023

Onslow/North Wellington v Western Suburbs (7v8 play-off) 
NZCIS 2, Upper Hutt, 11.30am

Nomads United v Selwyn United (5v6 play-off)
NZCIS 3, Upper Hutt, 11.30am

Birkenhead United v Auckland United (3v4 play-off) 
NZCIS 3, Upper Hutt, 2.30pm

Fencibles United v Wellington Phoenix Academy (Grand Final) 
NZCIS 2, Upper Hutt, 2.30pm

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