Soccer: Auckland City make it two from two

Ivan Vicelich of Auckland. Photo / Getty Images.
Ivan Vicelich of Auckland. Photo / Getty Images.

Auckland City have moved to the top of Group B in the OFC Champions League with a 3-1 win over Waitakere United at Fred Taylor Park this afternoon.

A rare double to Auckland's Adam Dickinson proved decisive, while the goalkeeping effort of Waitakere's Danny Robinson ensured Auckland didn't win by more.

Gustavo Souto scored Auckland's other goal in the 50th minute, while Roy Krishna found the back of the net for Waitakere in the 54th before Dickinson's penalty just after the hour-mark made the game safe for Auckland.

Centre back Mario Bilen had a strong performance for Auckland in his debut for the club and the loss has made life tough for Waitakere in the Champions League.

Waitakere, who lie in third after two rounds, head to Tahiti this week to face second-placed AS Dragon - the side they drew 0-0 with last week at home - and the result will prove pivotal if they are to find a way into the top two in the group and ensure a spot in the semifinals.

Auckland host New Caledonian outfit AS Mont-Dore at Kiwitea Street on Saturday.

Auckland City: 3 (Adam Dickinson 4, 62 pen, Gustavo Souto 50) Waitakere United: 1 (Roy Krishna 54) HT: 1-0


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