Hamilton Wanderers premier women's matched Melville United's men's side in late drama as both teams won late to continue on with their goals this season.

Those goals are different, albeit not hugely.

Melville United are running away with the league at the top of the table in division one. They are currently on for an undefeated season and will look to maintain that statistic for the rest of the season.

In the women's premier league it is a much more interesting story.


Hamilton Wanderers are currently in fourth place, nine points behind first, but just four points behind second. They also have a game in hand against winless Claudelands Rovers.

Winning the league may seem unlikely, but it is not impossible. A top three finish for the club though would be welcomed after two seasons of being involved in a relegation battle.

On Sunday the women's team played Western Springs in the last fixture of round two of the premiership. Kim Maguire scored a late goal to give Wanderers the three points. They will now face off against every team in the league one more time, except Claudelands who they will face twice.

Melville United's men side secured a late winner from Federico Marquez against Manurewa AFC.

The result leaves them on 40 points, nine ahead of second place Waiheke United.

There has been speculation that the club would be docked points for an ineligible player, however, after Hamilton News contacted Auckland Football Federation over this claim, the federation responded that "they have not received any information that would warrant any further investigation at this time".

In the Premier League, Hamilton Wanderers suffered a 5-0 defeat to Glenfield Rovers. That result sees them sitting close to the bottom side of the table.

Claudelands Rovers promotion goal took a huge hit as they fell 3-1 to Takapuna in Division two. Owen Comber put his Claudelands ahead before Takapuna took control of the game.


Their ladies side were defeated 3-1 by Papakura, leaving them still without a win all season.