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Red sky at night, OM’s delight

Onehunga Mangere 2, Beachlands Maraetai 0 (OM won 3-1 on aggregate) McLennan Park, Auckland, March 11 2018 Was it the calm before the storm or the storm after the calm? You be the judge. As Cyclone Hola hurtled towards New Zealand’s East Coast at breakneck pace leaving destruction in its […]

The paradise derby

Beachlands Maraetai 1, Onehunga Mangere 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, March 4 2018 If Onehunga Mangere and Beachlands Maraetai had a longstanding football rivalry, and you weren’t overly keen on calling it ‘the double barrelled name derby’, it could be dubbed the ‘paradise derby’. Because both of these clubs occupy home […]

Performing when it Matamatas

Matamata Swifts 6, Onehunga Mangere 0 Matamata Domain, Matamata, May 14 2017 Generally when I scan the draw looking for a cup tie to attend, I’m trying to identify a game that’s contested by at least one team I wouldn’t ordinarily watch play as well as a match that has […]

Up & Running.

Onehunga-Mangere United v Manukau City AFC Friday, 25th March 2016 – Mangere Domain There are few better places to start a football season than Mangere Domain on a Good Friday. With a pitch in near perfect condition, and the grassy sloping banks surrounding providing ample lounging spots for the hundred […]

Three times a charm

Onehunga Mangere United 0, Ngaruawahia United 2 Mangere Domain, Auckland, June 16 2013 I’ve often lamented the poor state of Waikato football on this bandwidth, but not today! Because today, three of the four Northern League clubs from the land of the mighty Waikato entered the last 32 of the […]

North vs South

Onehunga Mangere United 1, Warkworth AFC 1 Mangere Mountain, Auckland, April 21 2012 A trip to Onehunga Mangere United is something that has been on my ‘To-Do List’ for quite some time. The second division club’s home ground is one of the most picturesque in the Northern Regional Football League. […]