Thumping win seals place in semifinals

Last updated 05:00 17/02/2014

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Team Wellington have booked a place in the national league semifinals with a round to spare after thumping Wanderers SC 4-1 yesterday.

Judd Baker gave the visitors a scare in the 54th minute when his goal cancelled out Henry Fa'arodo's early header for 1-1.

But Wellington then went on the rampage at North Harbour Stadium, with Fa'arodo scoring his second before goals to Colin Murphy and substitute Sam Mason-Smith killed off the youngsters.

The win lifted Matt Calcott's side to third on the ladder on 23 points with a visit to WaiBop United next weekend rounding out the regular season.

Yesterday's game was delayed an hour due to Wellington's late arrival in Auckland.

Wellington are assured of a spot in the semis thanks to Hawke's Bay United's 2-1 win over Canterbury United in Christchurch.

Fourth-placed Canterbury (22 points) visit fifth-placed defending champions Waitakere United (20 points) next weekend in a virtual quarterfinal to decide the remaining semifinal slot.

Hawke's Bay are second on 26 points, while Auckland City (30 points) sealed the minor premiership with a record 10-0 trouncing of hapless Southern United.

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