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OFC Champions League: Group B Roundup

New Caledonia was the setting for Group B with host side Hienghene Sport hoping to gain an advantage from that. They were up against last years losing finalists Team Wellington, Fijian powerhouse Ba and Qualifying Stage winners, Cook Island side Puaikura. There was a strong New Zealand presence in this […]

OFC Champions League: Group A Roundup

The decision to hold this year’s Group Stage of the Oceania Champions League in New Caledonia, New Zealand and Tahiti, rather than in one host nation, appears to have paid off handsomely. Prior to the final fixtures of Group C & D being completed, the cumulative attendance is already double […]

OFC Champions League Preview

Just one of the four Champions League group stages are being hosted in New Zealand this year. Group C kicks off at Centre Park Mangere this Saturday, bringing some of the best teams from the Pacific Islands to South Auckland – and bringing back some familiar faces from National League […]

The Business End

With just two regular season games to go in this season’s Stirling Sports Premiership, there’s still a lot to play for – and that’s just looking at Auckland. With City now three points clear at the top, having roared back from a lowly 6th in their catchup fixtures, they play […]

OCL 2016: Auckland City v Amicale F.C

Everything to play for. The overturning of Amicale’s result meant that if somebody lost this game, they’d be going out. Tefana’s whopping +10 goal difference meant that six points wouldn’t be enough for second best, although there was some discussion over the benefits of playing for a draw, which would […]

OCL 2016: A.S Lossi v Hekari United

Debutants versus one of the most consistent teams in the Oceania Champions League. A mismatch in experience, perhaps, but to qualify for the Champions League you’ve got to be a league winner, or as near as. More importantly, this was the first game where there were actual supporters groups cheering […]