Technical winner in the wet

In the Southern Football Championship, Roslyn Wakari's match against Dunedin Technical was switched to the new Football Turf because Ellis Park was flooded.

Tech took advantage of the slick surface and started the game at pace, leaving Roslyn's midfield and backline in tatters.

Rhys Quarrell was denied by the crossbar in the opening moments, before Caleb Russ found himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Tom Stevens. He rounded him and slotted home after only four minutes.

Roslyn worked its way back into the game and created some slick moves of their own, but were unable to put any meaningful attempts on target.

Tech started the second half strongly, this time looking dangerous from set piece, although could not capitalise.

Just as Roslyn looked to have gained control of the match and mounted pressure, Tech broke through Quarrell.

Stevens conceded a penalty as Quarrell went down in the challenge and Tech skipper Dave Hayman, playing in his 150th match, made it 2-0.

Roslyn pulled one back from a long-range shot to Kasam Ali, but despite its best efforts was unable to find an equaliser.

Queenstown hosted Wanaka and took the lead at four minutes with its first attack when Willem Ebbinge's cross was then calmly finished by Thomas Mills at Wanaka's far post.

Wanaka keeper Britton Dowling then deflected Carlos Hermann's shot over the bar from point blank range, keeping Wanaka in the game in the 20th minute. Wanaka nearly equalised when Everton Furby's shot from 18m hit the post in the 25th minute.

Five minutes on, Wanaka scored when Danillo Santana shot from 20m.

Wanaka hit the crossbar when Harry Grimsdale's first-time shot rattled the woodwork.

It could not make its numerical advantage count after Rovers were reduced to 10 men for the last 12 minutes.

In the last game Green Island had a big win 9-3 over Northern.

 - Neville Watson

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