There were a lot of stunning results in the first round of the Chatham Cup took place around New Zealand this weekend.
In the Northern Region, Bucklands Beach caused a major upset in knocking out Lotto NRFL opposition Onehunga Mangere United 3-1 with Liam Thompson bagging a hat-trick. The defeat is the fourth defeat this season for Onehunga Mangere but it was their first against non-league opposition.
Meanwhile, Fencibles United defeated visitors Claudelands Rovers in a game that ended 3-1. Waitemata were comfortable 5-1 winners away to Unimount Bohemian Celtic. Two former Premiership players were on the mark with one-time Waikato FC and All Whites squad member Colin Gardyne and Waitakere United midfielder George Curry both netting a brace.
Ellerslie won the Battle of the Bridge by knocking out North Shore outfit Takapuna 2-1 under lights at Michaels Avenue. Ranui Swanson eased to a 7-0 win over Central Brown with Anthony Murch the standout, netting four goals for the home side in a complete display.
Hibiscus Coast and Papatoetoe AFC played 2-2 after extra-time and penalties played ended 4-2 in favour of the Hibiscus Coast. It was also 2-2 after extra-time between Albany United and Te Atatu before the visitors defeated the hosts at Rosedale Park 3-1 on penalties in a tight affair. Oratia United ran riot as they defeated Lynn-Avon United 5- 1 with Mark Withers netting four in a memorable round one fixture for the home side at Parrs Park. Otumoetai and Waitakere City played 1-1, before Waitakere City won in extra time.
The other winners in this round were Miramar Rangers who defeated Wellington Olympic 1-0. Wellington United were comfortable 7-0 winners over Naenae; Cashmere Technical were the biggest winners with an away 17-0 victory over Burwood; Universities defeated Nomads United 3-2; Auckland Wanderers came back from a 2-0 deficit to win against Papakura City; Sunday leaguers Internationale and Royal NZ Navy played a 3-3 draw before Internationale won 7-6 on penalties; New Plymouth Rangers won Moturoa 2-0 while North Shore United thrashing Manurewa 4-1.