Central United grabbed their first three points of 2020 Lotto NRFL Premier Men’s season after beating Melville United by 4-3 in a breathtaking match held at Gower Park.
Kieran Richards opened the scoreboard for Melville but Central managed to take the lead as Angus Kilkolly and Emiliano Tade scored once each. Campbell Brown tied the match but he saw his teammate scoring an own goal a few minutes later to give Central United the 3-2 lead before the halftime.
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Kilkolly scored his second goal in the 74th minute while Riku Soejima came from the bench to score Melville’s last goal in the contest. At the final whistle the score was 4-3 in favour of Central United.
Vanuatu international Brian Kaltak played the whole 90 minutes while Fijian defender Shuiab Khan was replaced by Alfie Rogers in the second half.
Central United will receive North Shore United at Kiwitea Street while Melville United will visit Eastern Suburbs AFC at Madills Farm. Both matches will be played on next Saturday.
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