RESULTS: Thursday’s winners, scorers and latest league tables

Here’s our round-up of Thursday’s floodlit action in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch as football fans made an early start to Easter.

In the Northern League, Melville United won the Waikato derby with a last-minute goal from Erik Panzer giving them a 2-1 win at Porritt Stadium.

Referee Andres Castro was kept busy, issuing yellow cards to four Wanderers players and five from Melville, as well as giving Melville striker Jack McGovern a second yellow after he’d been subbed off.

In the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premiership, newly-crowned OFC Women’s Champions League winners Auckland United started their domestic season with a 4-0 win at Ellerslie.

The match also gave United the chance to unveil new season signings in former Wellington Phoenix pair Chloe Knott and Saskia Vosper. Both came on as second-half substitutes.

In the Southern League, Ferrymead Bays and Christchurch United are off to winning starts.

Bays beat newcomers Universities of Canterbury 1-0, while United had their game against Nomads United wrapped up with three goals in the opening 21 minutes.

Here’s our round-up of results for Thursday March 28, 2024:


Games played on Thursday March 28, 2024

Futsal international

Futsal Whites 2 (Rahan Ali, 2)
Vietnam 2

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Northern League

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Hamilton Wanderers 1 (Taylor Marsh 62′)
Melville United 2 (Isaac Bates 23′, Erik Panzer 89′)

Southern League

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Ferrymead Bays 1 (Satsuki Ito 17′)
Universities of Canterbury 0

Christchurch United 3 (Joel Stevens 13′, 15′, Joel Peterson 21′)
Nomads United 0

Lotto NRFL Women’s Premiership

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Ellerslie 0
Auckland United 4 (Alexis Cook 4′, Rene Wasi 31′, Talisha Green 47′, Charlotte Roche 73′)

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