Onehunga-Mangere United

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Onehunga-Mangere United
Onehunga Mangere United AFC.jpg
Full name Onehunga Mangere United Association Football Club
Nickname(s) O.M.
Founded 1921, as Onehunga Methodist
Ground Mangere Domain, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand
Chairman New Zealand Steven Mateljan
Coach New Zealand Mark O'Donnell
League Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2
2013 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 ,7th

Onehunga-Mangere United is a semi-professional association football club in Mangere Bridge, New Zealand. They will compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 for the 2014 season.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1921. Begun as a sporting club for members of the Onehunga Methodist Church, it was run for some time as part of the Onehunga Athletics Club before becoming the Onehunga Association Football Club. In 1965 it moved its premises to the Mangere area and changed its name to Onehunga-Mangere United. During the 1980s it became Onehunga Mangere United Sports Club after it expanded to include softball as a second sport.

Derby[edit]

While there are many other football clubs close to the club, a loose derby exists with Mangere United due to name and location similarities between the clubs. In the derby context, Mangere United is known as Onehunga-Mangere United's cousins from the valley (Onehunga-Mangere United's home ground being on top of an extinct volcano).

Honours[edit]

  • Onehunga AFC won the Chatham Cup in 1954
  • Northern League Division 4 North Champions in 1983
  • Northern League Division 3 Champions in 1984
  • Northern League Division 3 Champions in 1999

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 1 April 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Glen Pascoe
3 New Zealand DF Ben Marumaru
4 New Zealand MF Nathaneal Lucas
5 New Zealand DF Ben Murphy (captain)
6 England MF Lee Tibble (aka The Terminator/Tibblenator)
7 New Zealand MF Marc Lindsay
8 New Zealand DF Ben Shaw (vc)
9 New Zealand FW William Batts
10 New Zealand FW Mark Withers
12 New Zealand DF Brandon Meremaia-Dale
13 New Zealand DF Jacob Shepherd
14 New Zealand FW Meihana Heremaia-Dale
No. Position Player
15 Fiji MF Sagar Kumar
16 New Zealand MF Scott Cameron
17 New Zealand DF Darin Davison
18 New Zealand MF Shaun Lynch
19 New Zealand MF Brock Kayall

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