Admin error prompts reallocation of points in Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship

An administration error has cost Takapuna a competition point and elevated Onehunga Mangere United on the Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship ladder.

Northern Region Football have voided the 2-2 draw played between the clubs on Friday June 21, 2024, awarding the three points to Onehunga Mangere United.

The match is now considered a 3-0 win to Onehunga Mangere United.

The breach of eligibility rules was caused by an administrative error by Takapuna.

The regulation breached by Takapuna states a team in the Championship can field:

A maximum number of Five (5) Non-Citizen Players and one (1) additional Foreign Player who has the nationality of an Oceania Football Confederation member association.

The reallocation of points meant Onehunga Mangere United moved from fifth to fourth on the table despite losing 3-0 to Ngaruawahia United in last weekend’s fixture.


Here’s the table before the NRF ruling:


Here’s the current table after the points deduction/reallocation, and including the results from round 13:


Games played on Saturday June 30, 2024

Mt Albert Ponsonby 0
Fencibles United 4 (Aiden Purkiss 4′, 25′, Aston Burns 35′, Daniel Bunch 85′)

Takapuna 3 (Joao Moreira 78′, Micheal Howard 82′, Jacob Reeves-Parmenter 86′)
Hibiscus Coast 1 (Adam Windelburn 27′)

North Shore United 1 (Harry Lissington 66′)
Ellerslie 0

Northern Rovers 0
Manukau United 0

Onehunga Mangere United 0
Ngaruawahia United 3 (Reuben Henderson 27′, Jack Marden 55′, Darius Palma 66′)

Franklin United 4 (Tinotenda Mupemhena 41′, 64′, 90’+4′, Tafara Chawira 50′)
Metro 3 (Tinashe Marowa 6′, 35′, Adam Creaney 58′)

This story was first published on July 4, 2024.

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