Well, that settles it.

After a season in stalemate, one Whanganui football club has finally claimed local bragging rights.

GJ Gardner Wanganui Athletic sealed a Charity Cup three-peat with a clinical 2-1 win over rivals Versatile Wanganui City on Saturday.

Scott Burney's opener and a sensational second-half free kick from Ryan Holden led Athletic to the win in the season finale in front of a healthy Wembley Park crowd.


The result was also the perfect way for Athletic coach Jason King to end his three years at the helm of the club.

"To be able to hold it for three