Hawke's Bay United
ASB Premiership - Week 4
Park Island, Napier
Sunday 14 November, 2010
Andy BEVIN 8', 49', 62'
Anthony HANCOCK 9'
Halftime: 1-1 Referee: Nick Waldron Crowd 380
by David Gearey at asbpremiership.co.nz
NAPIER - Hawke's Bay United fans will find themselves in unfamiliar territory when they look at the ASB Premiership table thanks to an Andy Bevin treble act.
But they were far from undeserving winners as Hawke's Bay today picked up a valuable 3 points in what could be described as the match of the ASB Premiership season so far.
It was a game that had everything - goals, bookings, a sending off, a lead that changed hand numerous times and two sides willing to attack.
For individual plaudits the day belonged to U-17 All White Andy Bevin who stole the limelight with a fantastic individual display of finishing, maturity and skill that earned the home side all the spoils.
Bevin's master class hat-trick made him the youngest ever player to bag a treble in the ASB Premiership and the first player in the black and white of Hawke's Bay United to help himself to a three goal show in one match.
Head coach Matt Chandler was effusive in his praise for a player that lit up the afternoon.
“It was one of the best teenage performances I have seen since I have been here,” Chandler said",but it all started from the resilience the team showed out there today.”
Otago coach Malcolm Fleming also had positive things to say about his side after they everything they had at their hosts in a bid to gain their first points of the season.
“A lot of good things came out of the game for us today and there were a lot of good performances," Fleming said.
It was Hawke's Bay that opened the scoring early in the first half when a superb Chris McIvor chipped ball eluded the Otago back four for Bevin to run onto and lob over the advancing Adam Highfield.
That joy proved short lived as Otago went straight down the other end and equalised when Anthony Hancock finished off a well worked flowing move within 60 seconds of the restart.
Otago took the impetus three minutes into the second half when Paul Seaman picked up the ball in the middle of the park and broke forward before unleashing a spectacular drive that flew into Richard Gillispie’s goal.
Hawke's Bay took a leaf out of Otago's book and responded within seconds when a Dan O’Brien corner kick was met by flush on the head by Bevin for his second of the day.
Fifteen minutes later and Bevin completed his hat-trick after good work by McIvor, his cross controlled expertly by Bevin before the 18-year-old smashed in a remarkable half volley to complete a memorable day for the Napier Boys High School 7th former.
The drama was far from over, Phil Doran getting his marching orders for not backing away from a quickly taken Otago free kick as he received his second yellow card before subsequently the red.
Hawke's Bay now sit third on the table with a trip down south to meet Canterbury United beckoning next weekend while Otago United now find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table with a daunting away game at Auckland City next on the agenda.
Hawke's Bay United
1. Richard GILLISPIE (GK)
1. Adam HIGHFIELD (GK)
2. Phil DORAN
6. Tom SADD (Day 86')
3. Marvin EAKINS
7. Nathan KNOX
5. Bill ROBERTSON
8. Paul SEAMAN
8. Leon BIRNIE (Rande 63')
10. Phil RUGGLES
10. Dan O'BRIEN (Hastings 89')
15. HAYDEN GUNN (Lokhart 76')
12. Andy BEVIN
17. Tim HORNER (C)
13. Danny WILSON
19. Matt THOMAS (Reichwein 60')
14. Marama THOMPSON
23. Anthony HANCOCK
18. Johnathan TAYLOR (c)
25. Tom CONNOR
20. Chris McIVOR
26. Tristan PRATTLEY
25. Shaun PETA (RGK)
22. Cam BURNS (RGK )
7. Matt HASTINGS (on 89')
12. James REICHWEIN (on 60')
15. Joachim RANDE (on 63')
21. Liam LOCKHART (on 76")
16. Adam CHANDLER
24. Curtis DAY (on 86')
19. Dan BALL
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Welcome to Bluewater Stadium for this Round 4 ASB Premiership match between Hawkes Bay United and Otago United. In the earlier Youth league fixture Hawkes Bay went down to a rampant Auckland City by 5 goals to 1. Its an overcast but very warm day here in the bay and kick off is only 60 minutes away..........
And we're underway here with Hawkes Bay playing with a slight Westerly wind behind their backs
Otago break down the left side, cross by THOMAS finds HANCOCK but Hawkes Bays Marvin EAKINS makes a desperate tackle to deny the visitors
Hawkes bay corner sees BEVIN shoot from 25 yards only to scuff his shot wide
GOAL Hawkes Bay are first to open the scoring here in Napier. A great through ball from McIVOR, and BEVIN chips the advancing HIGHFIELD
GOAL Straight from the kick off and Otago respond with the equaliser. A cross from PRATTLEY is finshed by HANCOCK inside the 6 yard box.
McIVOR is taken from behind when advancing in on Otago's back four. Knox picks himself up a yellow card for the foul.
DORAN finds himself in the referees book after a similar challenge the previous minute and Neil Waldron has no hesitation in producing the same punishment.
After a hectic first 20 minutes, both sides now relaxing into the game but there seems to be alot of half chances either end.
Big Danny WILSON for Hawkes Bay needs to stop throwing so much tin by the looks of things and get into some agility work as he is run down by PRATLEY of Otago after breaking clear down the right hand touchline.
Just as i say that and his strength comes into play as he sheilds the ball out for a Hawkes Bay corner
Another Hawkes Bay corner and a set piece that nearly pays off as TAYLOR heads back across goal but its just to high for BEVIN
Otago looking a little bit disconbobulated at the back at present as Hawkes Bay nearly finish off a well worked move that started down the right side
Down the other end and TAYLOR makes a great block from a HANCOCK shot. It seems to be BEVIN for the bay and HANCOCK for Otago looking the most dangerous
WILSON fires a shot past HIGHFIELDS right hand post. Would have been a cracking goal had it been on target.
GILLISPIE dominates in the air as usual as he comes to claim an Otago cross
GUNN for Otago recieves the third yellow of the game for what looks like dissent after a takle on WILSON by SADD
The best chance of the match since the early goals as McIVOR misses from right out in front with a diving header after great work down the left by Phil DORAN who glided past his man with aplomb
Again DORAN beats his man but this times his cross ends up over the back of the goal
fourth official Matt CONGER holds up 2 minutes of additional time
HALFTIME HAWKES BAY 1 OTAGO 1
Its halftime here at Bluewater stadium and Hawkes Bay you could say have had the better of the first 45 minutes. Andy BEVIN has been tormenting the Otago midfield and back four but at the break its still all tied up here. Back in 15mins.......
Second half underway. No changes for either side
Early Otago corner but Hawkes Bay scramble clear
GOAL Paul SEAMAN smashes in an absolute bullet. Gave GILLESPIE no chance in goal as he hits it from 28 yards out
GOAL Just as in the first half and theres a quick succession of goals at either end as Hawkes this time have immediate reply and BEVIN grabs himself a double after a pinpoint O'BRIEN corner finds him on the edge of the 6 yard box and he makes no mistake with a powerful header.
Hawkes Bay piling on the pressure in the hunt for a winner. BIRNIE whos been quiet today gets the ball wide on the right, beats one man and plays a reverse ball for McIVOR but its cut out for a Hawkes Bay corner.
Subsitution for Otago #12 James REICHWIN on for #19 Matt THOMAS
THOMAS with a nearly immediate impact as he runs across the Hawkes Bay box but his shot is well wide
GOAL Hatrick and a well deserved one at that for super super Andy BEVIN. McIVOR does superbly to keep a ball in on the touch line. Pivots and swings in a arial cross which BEVIN controls before smashing in the half volley.
HBU Sub: Off #8 BIRNIE for #15 RANDE
Hawkes Bay continuing to throw players forward as a counter attack ends with HIGHFIELD claiming on the edge of his 6 yard box.
An O'BRIEN freekick eludes everyone as it goes straight through Otago's box
Hawkes Bay corner ends up on the edge of the box. DORAN drives a wormburner in and ROBERTSON steers it in the opposite direction but unfortunately straight into HIGHFIELDS hands.
Otago sub: #21 Liam LOCKHART on for #15 Hayden GUNN
Otago throwing numbers forward now in desperate attempt to get something from this game. ROBERTSON who has been a rock at the back today again climbs high to head away any danger.
Otago corner headed wide by SEAMAN
Otage sub: #24 Curtis DAY on for #6 Tom SADD
ROBERTSON picks up a yellow for a foul on the edge of the box. resulting free kick crashes into the wall and is cleared
Hawkes Bay Sub: #7 Matt HASTINGS on for #10 Dan O'BRIEN
DORAN recieves his 2nd yellow of the game and with that gets his marching orders for what looked like a soft challenge. Hawkes Bay will be down to 10 men for the last few minutes.
4 minutes of additional time
FULL TIME Hawkes Bay United 3 Otago 2
An Andy BEVIN hatrick has earned Hawkes Bay all 3 points here at Bluewater Stadium in what has to be said as one of the most entertaining games of the season thus far