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Victory keeps City on track

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, April 12, 2014

DEFENDING champions Auckland City FC is on track in the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League after a comfortable 3-0 win against AS Dragon at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.

This was Auckland City FC's second victory in the competition after downing Vodafone Shop N Save Nadi by the same score line on Tuesday.

The heat was a major concern for the New Zealanders with the match kicking off at 1pm, however they managed to pull through with AS Magenta barely threatening their defence.

Auckland City FC coach Ramon Tribulietx was happy with the result but stated that the second half effort was lethargic as the heat got to the players.

Tribulietx said it was good to score early in the fixture.

"We started to control the game early and created chances," he said.

"We played according to the circumstances and it was a great effort from the boys to play in the heat.

"The second half was like a pre-season game. It was pretty lethargic. We had to adjust to the conditions.

"Scoring the goal early in the first half and the second early in the second spell gave us that extra confidence. When they went 1-0 down it hurt their confidence and it gave us a boost as we kept the ball.

"We have scored early in two games and it is the product of what we are playing. It is about the team structure. There are some new players but they understand as how we want to defend and attack."








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