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Southern United Football Club
Waitakere United
C McDonald (64'), G Coughlan (80')
Full time
Sun 3 Feb 14:00 - League

Southern close the gap on playoff spot after hard-fought win

Southern came back from a goal down at halftime, to secure a vital 2-1 win in last game at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Southern closed the gap on a playoff spot with a win yesterday against Waitakere United. The home side fell behind through an Andrew Abba goal. The home side was close to equalizing immediately after with some good link-up play between Garbhan Coughlan and Conor McDonald, but McDonald's effort wasn't good enough to beat Waitakere's Draper in nets.

Waitakere went into half time with a one-goal lead, but Southern further grew into the game as the second half developed and an equalizer looked more and more likely. Debutante Conor McDonald finished off a good passage of play from the edge of the box in the 64th minute. Southern further capitalised on some good momentum when Abdullah Al-Kalisy cleverly put through Coughlan who was taken down in the box by the Waitakere keeper. Southern's top scorer Garbhan Coughlan converted the resulting penalty in the 77th minute.

Although both teams had more chances to add to the scoreline in the last 15 minutes, Southern saw out the game at 2-1. A good three points for Southern United that leaves the gap to 4th place at 7 points with a game in hand.

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Key moments

64:00
Goal Conor McDonald scores for Southern United Football Club
80:00
Goal Garbhan Coughlan scores for Southern United Football Club

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Southern United - Waitakere United
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86:00 Sub Off
Abdulla Al-Khalisy is substituted off for Southern United Football Club
86:00 Sub On
Alex Cox is substituted on for Southern United Football Club
80:00 Goal 2 - 0
Garbhan Coughlan scores for Southern United Football Club
75:00 Sub Off
Conor McDonald is substituted off for Southern United Football Club
75:00 Sub On
Azariah Soromon is substituted on for Southern United Football Club
64:00 Goal 1 - 0
Conor McDonald scores for Southern United Football Club
45:00 Sub Off
Sam Pickering is substituted off for Southern United Football Club
45:00 Sub On
Benjamin Wade is substituted on for Southern United Football Club
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  • Southern United Football Club
  • Waitakere United
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  • Sam Pickering Sub Off 45:00'
  • Benjamin Wade Sub On 45:00'
  • Conor McDonald Goal 64:00'
  • Conor McDonald Sub Off 75:00'
  • Azariah Soromon Sub On 75:00'
  • Garbhan Coughlan Goal 80:00'
  • Abdulla Al-Khalisy Sub Off 86:00'
  • Alex Cox Sub On 86:00'

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