The Northland FC first men's team missed a golden opportunity to take three points from league leaders Manurewa AFC after losing 2-1 on Saturday.

After going down 8-nil to Claudelands Rovers last weekend, Northland FC needed to come out firing on Tikipunga Sports Park and earn back a bit of respect going up against the in-form team of the competition.

The home side started well and looked to be at an equal playing level with the visitors.

After a tight first 10 minutes, Northland striker Mark Prowse pounced on a mistake at the back by Manurewa to bury the first

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