Soccer: Auckland win with dramatic comeback


Auckland City continued their perfect start to the 2012/13 ASB Premiership Sunday, notching a come-from-behind 3-1 win over ten-man Otago United in Dunedin.


Otago led Auckland City through Regan Coldicott's goal in the 62nd minute, but in a tense encounter, Coldicott soon turned villain when he was sent off with eleven minutes left.


While it took Auckland almost 32 minutes to restore parity through substitute Luis Corrales 85th minute equaliser, they needed just four more for another substitute, Alex Feneridis, to shoot them into the lead.


With the game opening up as both team pressed for maximum points, Luis Corrales's second goal of the game - a one on one with former team-mate Liam Little - two minutes into time added on capped Auckland's comeback and a perfect two-from-two start to the season.


Next Sunday, Auckland can maintain their playoff charge at home to Hawke's Bay in a mouth-watering showdown between two sides with 100 percent records, while Waitakere - the premiership's other team with a 100% record - travels to YoungHeart Manawatu.

- THE AUCKLANDER

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