WELLINGTON - Team Wellington have become the first team to qualify – at least officially – for this season’s ASB Premiership grand final with a hard-fought 1-0 win at home over Hawke’s Bay United this afternoon.
Team Wellington defender Shaun Timmins has followed in the footsteps of former team mate Hamish Watson in putting pen to paper with the capital's other major club, the fully-professional Wellington Phoenix.
Complacency will definitely be off the agenda for the home team when Auckland City take on crosstown rivals Waitakere United in the second leg of the ASB Premiership semi-finals at Kiwitea Street on Sunday.
With the other ASB Premiership semi-final appearing a one-sided affair, Team Wellington's battle with Hawke's Bay United will headline the second week of playoff action in the capital this Saturday.
Auckland City and Team Wellington hold the advantage at the halfway point of the ASB Premiership semi finals after notching contrasting wins away from home in their respective first legs.
Former Luton Town and England C winger Charlie Henry ventured into the unknown in heading halfway across the world to begin a new chapter in his footballing career. But, with a place in the ASB Premiership final now in his sights, he says he does not regret the decision and has loved his time...