Early blitz leads Team Wellington to national football league victory over Southern United

Three goals in the opening 24 minutes has helped Team Wellington to a 3-1 victory over Southern United in sunny conditions at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

The defending champion capital side entered the game in excellent form at the top of the Stirling Sports Premiership table after thrashing Waitakere United 7-2 in round 15, while bottom placed Southern United were aiming for their first win since January 7.

The southerners were left to rue the flurry of early goals, which put them on the back foot.