Auckland City loses for the first time in the season

Auckland City FC visited Tasman United at Trafalgar Park in the 15th matchweek of 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership, the main football league in New Zealand. It was a remarkable result as the Navy Blues lost in the Premiership for the first time since 2017.

Current league leaders Auckland City FC had a difficult day in Nelson. They saw Tasman’s captain Fox Slotemaker score in the first half to open the scoreboard but Tom Doyle netted for the Navy Blues in the 42nd minute to tie the game.

After a balanced second half it seemed that the match would end drawn but New Caledonia international Jean-Philippe Saïko found the net in the last minute to give the win to Tasman. It was the first Auckland City’s loss in the Premiership since December 2017 when they lost by 3-0 to Tasman United.

Saïko celebrates his goals against Auckland City. Source:

The Navy Blues remain on top with 34 points while Tasman United is now in the fifth position with nineteen points in fifteen matches.

In the other two matches of the round, the bad moment of Canterbury United continued as they lost at home by 2-1 against Team Wellington, while Hamilton Wanderers could complete a brilliant commeback againt Waitakere to collect all points from the clash by winning the clash by 3-2 at Porrit Stadium.

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