This year’s Grand Final of the Men’s National League will be between defending champions Auckland City and Wellington Olympic.
The two rivals are destined to meet on Sunday November 26 at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart after nearest rivals Christchurch United were beaten 4-2 by Cashmere Technical on Friday night.
The loss by Christchurch means they can no longer overhaul Olympic.
Auckland City beat Olympic in last season’s Grand Final, also at Mt Smart.
Main photo: Wellington Olympic’s Ben Mata and Auckland City’s Ryan De Vries during last December’s Grand Final at Mt Smart Stadium. Photo: Andrew Cornaga / Phototek.
In a rehearsal of the Grand Final, Auckland City will host Olympic at Kiwitea St on Sunday in a Round 8 fixture.
Meanwhile, Cashmere Technical’s derby win against Christchurch United has lifted them to third on the table, ahead of Paul Ifill’s side on goal difference.
Game played on Friday November 10, 2023
Christchurch United 2 (Sam Philip 69′, Jonty Bidois 85′)
Cashmere Technical 4 (Garbhan Coughlan 21′, 71′ pen, 90+3′, Zander Edwards 88′)