Results from the Men’s Division Two Vacancy Play-off cement Franklin United’s position for the 2020 season in NRFL Division Two with two emphatic wins against rivals Te Atatu AFC.

First-Leg:

Te Atatu AFC 1 (Rhys Caples 1’)
Franklin United 3 (Kartik Kumar 16’ 34’, Matthew Lieshout 45’)
HT 1-3

Cautions: Sam Hewetson 45’, Mark Withers 49’ + 88’, Sean O’Loughlin 54’, Rhys Caples 60’ (Te Atatu AFC) Matthew Lieshout 84’, Fredrik Ljungberg 88’ (Franklin United)
Expulsions: Mark Withers 88’ (Te Atatu AFC)

Second-Leg:

Franklin United 3 (Liam Whiter 1’, Kartik Kumar 69’, Chris Abbott 75’)
Te Atatu AFC 1 (Rhys Caples 35’ – PEN)
HT 1-1

Cautions: Matthew Lieshout 78’ (Franklin United) Sean O’Loughlin 45+1’, Dan Gates 65’, Hewahd Nassery 77’ (Te Atatu AFC)
Expulsions: None

Aggregate Score:
Franklin United 6-2 Te Atatu AFC
Franklin United will play their 2020 Football season inside the NRFL Men’s Division Two.

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