Hekari United 1 – 3 Ba

They join Auckland City and Amicale in beginning the campaign with a win while Waitakere United and Dragon fought out a scoreless stalemate.
Ba have the most reason to celebrate though after their three strikes in defeating Hekari put them at the top of the scoring chart.
It looked like the sides would go into the sheds with the score at nil-all but Malakai Tiwa had other ideas and put the Men in Black ahead just before the half-time whistle.
Hekari fought back soon after the break when Papua New Guinea international Kema Jack equalised on 50 minutes but the parity wasn’t to last long as Nigerian striker Sanni Issa pounced to make it 2-1 moments later.
That’s the way it stayed until deep into injury time when Tuimasi Manuca notched his side’s third to make the game safe and ensure Ba would return to their football-mad town with three points in tow.
The OFC Champions League returns this week with Solomon Warriors hosting Ba on Wednesday and Mont-Dore welcoming Dragon for the franchophone derby on Friday. The other two matches will take place on Saturday with Hekari meeting Amicale at home and Auckland making the short trip to crosstown rivals Waitakere.

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