Wellington edges Lautoka 4-3 taking OFC title

OFC Champions Team wellington celebrates their victory after the final at Churchill Park Lautoka this afternoon. Picture: REINAL CHAND

TEAM Wellington is the new OFC champions after beating the Vodafone Lautoka Blues side 4-3 in their second final play-offs at Churchill Park this afternoon.

 

Inspired by their 6-0 win last weekend, the Kiwis showcased incredible passing and structured game to down the Blues 4-3.

 

Defender Mario Ilich scored two goals for the visitors in the first spell to lead 2-0 before Ross Allen increased his team’s lead with a goal early in the second spell.

 

Lautoka Blues made a brave comeback to score three goals consecutively. Two goals were scored by Benjamin Totori while Shazil Ali levelled the score with a well-timed kick beating goalkeeper Scott Basalaj.

 

The Kiwis put the final nail in the Blues coffin when he neatly placed the ball at the back of the net beating Bokini.

 

Wellington will represent the Oceania for the World Club championship later this year.