Waitakere United will play in the O-League next season, after defeating Team Wellington 4-1 in the ASB Premiership final in west Auckland.
Wellington dominated the opening half, before finding themselves 1-nil down at the break.
Waitakere coach Neil Emblen says being a goal up at halftime was massive for his side.
"Going in at 1-nil halftime was great for us because we'd sort of learnt about how to counteract them a little bit in the first half and we had a chance to get it on the whiteboard and show the players how we could make things better in the second half and to be fair it was slightly better second half."
Defender Matt Cuneen says after finishing third in the regular season, they're over the moon.
"We're elated mate, we had to go the long way, did it pretty tough in the end but O-League, champions of the league, it's disappointing we're not playing in the O-League final but we'll be back, we'll have another crack at it next year and we'll give it a right go."
It's Waitakere United's third national title in a row.
Auckland City will host Tahitian champions Tefana in the first leg of this season's O-League finals later today.
Photo: Waitakere celebrate (Photosport)