It took a second half penalty and a late strike from Riley Haymes but the Suburbs Seals eventually saw off Nelson College Academy in the battle of the division one new boys.
Nelson Suburbs have been left frustrated after their round eight match against Universities was cancelled right before kickoff.
Nelson and Marlborough senior sides square off in Tasman Trophy round.
Early bragging rights went to Jacks after they held on 22-21 to win the Geraldine Hodgson A grade final at Saxton Stadium on Sunday.
It wasn't pretty but it was a case of "job done" as AMI Nelson Suburbs held off last place Christchurch United 2-0 at ASB Football Park on Saturday.
Nelson College took care of business on Saturday to kickstart their campaign on a winning note.
Jack Robins Stadium to host top level club games on Sundays.
Nelson Giants on top of NBL ladder after 92-83 win over Canterbury Rams on Friday.
Nelson's Commonwealth Games judoka Mark Brewer rated his debut in the 90kg class as a success after a silver medal in the teams event at the Oceania championships.
In a bid to create a more competitive hockey competition, last year's champions Federal will field two men's teams in 2015.
Former Wellington Phoenix star Paul Ifill has just commenced the second term of his Nelson-based football academy.
Nelson Suburbs have another double header to contend with this weekend, with an away trip to Christchurch United on Saturday and a home fixture against Universities on Monday.
The Tasman Wheelers and Cycling Nelson riders won seven medals at the Club Road National Championships.
Nelson Sparks and Junior Tall Ferns guard signs for season with North Idaho Lady Cardinals.
The Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams lock horns on Saturday in the opening round of Tasman Trophy crossover matches.
The Crusaders have launched the country's first Super Rugby aligned academy in Nelson.
Club stalwart served motorcycling for more than 50 years.
Nelson College returns from preseason tournament in Wellington with seven wins from seven matches.
He wanted a national BMX title but Nelson rider Logan Clarke came home with eight broken bones instead.
It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.
The life of Kart Sport Nelson's favourite son, the late Jason Richards, was remembered on the weekend with a special race dedicated in his honour.
The Garin College senior girls team of Julia Froeling, Olivia Wilbourne, Meriana Haldane and Amy Coulton finished third place at the Go-4-12 adventure race championship.
Farmers and their trusty sidekicks at annual sheepdog trials fear the rural art is a "dying sport".
OPINION: Decision making is one of those terms that coaches and commentators like to throw around so I thought it would be worthwhile to focus on what it actually means.
Despite having a younger and less experienced team, Tapawera Area School won the Top of the South Area Schools tournament.
The Nelson College for Girls sailing crew has finished fourth place at the New Zealand secondary schools teams championship on Lake Taupo.
The Press Cup has been rebranded to the UC Championship. Phillip Rollo previews Nelson and Waimea Colleges ahead of the 2015 season.
FreshChoice Richmond and Nelson Suburbs were brought back down to earth on Saturday, with both sides suffering convincing defeats.
Mika Vukona gone for four to six weeks after Italian club comes calling.
Richmond Rabbits coach Deon Charles says questions need to be asked after the Wairau Taniwha defaulted Saturday's game due to insufficient player numbers.