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Hawke's Bay United

Auckland City


ASB Premiership - Week 6
Park Island, Napier
Sunday 28 November, 2010


Andy BEVIN 46'
Jarrod SMITH 83'-pen

Alex FENERIDIS 13', 25' 



Halftime:   0 - 2                  Referee: Jonathon Price           Crowd: 450


Hawke's Bay and Auckland share points in four goal thriller

by David Gearey at Park Island     

NAPIER - An afternoon of high drama and controversy marked Hawke's Bay United's thrilling 2-2 with AucklandImage courtesy Photosport City as the home side moved into second place in the ASB Premiership at Bluewater Stadium today.

The match appeared to follow pre-match predictions as Auckland controlled all the possession and deservedly took the lead in the 13th minute through Alex Feneridis.

A well rehearsed short corner caught Hawke’s Bay napping, and when the ball spilled to the edge of the box Feneridis was on hand to rocket his shot past Richard Gillispie.

It didn’t take long for Auckland City and Feneridis to double their tally as former Hawke’s Bay left back Ian Hogg traded a one two with Adam Thomas down the left wing with Alex Feneridis in the right place as he finished superbly on his left foot.

Both teams obviously had the desire for the fixture but not the discipline to match as early bookings were traded in a fiercely contested first half an hour.
It was on the half hour mark though, that the game become controversial, Ian Hogg had chased Hawke’s Bay’s Andy Bevin down before clattering him in a hard challenge.  What looked like a yellow card offence was obviously not seen that way by referee Jonathon Price as he sent Hogg down the tunnel for an early shower.

Just as the second half began double goal scorer Alex Feneridis went studs up on Matt Hastings. The referee had no hesitation in also showing him a red card as Auckland City's efforts threatened to implode.

From the resulting free kick Hawke’s Bay pegged a goal back when youngster Andy Bevin collected the knock down on the edge of the box and powered his half volley into the back of the net to score his fourth goal of the season.

However, Hawke's Bay now had the momentum and the two extra players but it took all until the 83rd minute for the equaliser to come.

Bevin beat his man in the box and was then taken down in a mistimed challenge from Stu Kelly

Jarrod Smith had come on as a second half sub and he stepped up to blast the ball past Jacob Spoonley.

The game finished with Hawke’s Bay peppering Auckland’s goal, and with that the chance to take all 3 points from the visitors, but coach Matt Chandler liked to look at the result in the bigger picture.

“Last year we sat here after being beat 6-1 and it’s brilliant how we have turned ourselves around,” Chandler said, "if someone told me at half time we were going to draw 2-2 I would have taken it, but I’m disappointed we didn’t win.”

Frustrations had started to boil over from Auckland’s coaching staff during the match but Aaron McFarland showed restraint in the post-match environment.

“My chairman has told me to give the polite version of the game,” McFarland said, "Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be our game today but we are still delighted with our players."

Both team's take a break of ASB Premiership action with Auckland City involved in the OFC Champions League when they travel to Tahiti to face AS Tefana.

Hawke's Bay will enjoy the view from second place in the table as they continue in hot pursuit of an historic first ever ASB Premiership playoff berth.


Team Sheet

Hawke's Bay United


Auckland City

1. Richard GILLISPIE




7. Matt HASTINGS (off 63')

3. Ian HOGG

10. Dan O'BRIEN



6. Stuart KELLY

12. Andy BEVIN

7. James PRITCHETT (c)

13. Danny WILSON (off 48')


14. Marama THOMPSON

14. Adam DICKINSON(off 75')

15. Joachim RANDE (off 70')


18. Jonathon TAYLOR (c)

19. Daniel MORGAN (off 41')

20. Chris M'CIVOR

23. Adam THOMAS



24. Ryan MAJSTROVIC (rgk)

12. Patrick GEORGE (rgk)

2. Phil DORAN (on 63')

5. Phil EDGINTON (on 50')

9. Peter DORAN (on 70')

11. Rory KELLY

19. Daniel BALL

16. Takayuki OMI (on 75')

23 Jarrod SMITH (48')

22. Andrew MILNE (on 41')(off 50')


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card

Play by Play


Kick Off has been delayed until 2:15pm due to the late flight arrival of Auckland City


We will be having 1 minute silence before kick off today in respect to the 29 Pike River Coal Miners who tragically passed away over the last week. 


Kick off here and Hawkes are playing with a slight breeze at their backs. Captain Johnaton TALOR makes his 50th ASB Premiership appearence for Hawkes Bay United


PEVERLEY recieves an early booking as he welcomes Aucklands Adam McGEORGE to Bluewater Stadium


Auckland attack down the right and the Bay scramble it for a corner


Game seems to be payed more in Hawkes Bays half as Auckland pile on the pressure in the early stages


BEVIN gives the ball away on the half way line and Auckland nearly make the Bay pay for it.


 GOAL FENERIDIS makes Hawkes Bay pay this time as a quickly taken short corner is partially cleared by WILSON but FENERIDIS hammers the volley from 25 yards out and Auckland take a deserved lead.


McGEORGE this time recieves the yellow for his tackle on PEVERLEY.  Bit of retaliation from the earlier tackle


HOGG knows the Island well and he makes a great 40 yard run down the left wing and his cross is agonising close to McGEORGE's head.


GOAL Auckland make it 2 nil. Great work down the left flank between HOGG and THOMAS and the ball pops out to the edge of the box for FENERIDIS and this time he smashes the ball in with his left.


DICKENSON goes straight through HASTINGS and the referee straight away brandishes the yellow card.


Striaght red card for HOGG.  Not a great return for the former Hawkes Bay left back as he chases down BEVIN in retaliation and chops him down down on the half way line.  Looked more like a yellow but referee Campbell KIRK WAUGH goes to the back pocket and sends HOGG to the dressing room.


Is "united" spelt "McIVOR" as he seems to be the only player giving Hawkes Bay any application.


RANDE earns a rear corner for the home side and it ends with their first shot of the match. HASTINGS goes close as he drives a short corner just past the far post.


Auckland sub - #19 Daniel MORGAN off for #22 Andrew MILNE


The game still with an even flow even thou Auckland are down to 10 men


A great run from McIVOR is met by a superb ball from PEVERLEY but Auckland scramble it for a corner 


Hawkes Bay corner comes to nothing as the fourth official shows 1' extra minute of additional time


HALFTIME Hawkes Bay 0 - Auckland 2

A FENERIDIS double sees 10 man Auckland go into the break with a 2 goal lead


Second half underway.  No subsitutions for either side


FENERIDIS the goal scoring hero has a 2 footed challenge on HASTINGS and he joins HOGG in the shower for a sing a long


Hawkes Bay hit straight back at 9 man Auckland as BEVIN smashes in a McIVOR knock down from 20 yards


HB sub on #23 Jarrod SMITH off #13 Danny WILSON


Auck sub on #5 Phil EDGINTON off #22 Andrew MILNE. The Auckland coaches have to reshuffle their side around and sub Andrew MILNE is resubbed for Phil EDGINTON


Hawkes Bay throwing hammer and tong at Auckland City in the search for an equaliser.


ROBERTSON cleans up a poor HASTINGS back header that could have seen DICKENSON in for a one on one with GILLISPIE


Former ASB reporter Ryan MAJSTROVIC makes his debut touch on the ball as Auckland panic and clear straight into the Hawkes Bay dugout.


Hawkes Bay expectingly dominating now and Marama THOMPSON whips in a teasing cross that has a Auckland defender clear for a corner 


HB sub on #2 Phil DORAN off #7 Matt HASTINGS


Auckland have the ball in the net but the assistant has his flag up for offside.


Hawkes Bay whip in a free kick and McIVOR is desperately close to finishing for the Bay.


HB sub on #9 Pete DORAN off #15 Joachim RANDE. History is made here as twins Peter and Phil play together for the first time in Hawkes Bay


PEVERLEY showing his class as beats one, two, three Auckland players before releasing Pete DORAN. Unfortuately for the home crowd it breaks  down before the Bay can get a shot away.


Chances aplenty for the Bay as Auckland throw defenders in front of the ball at every attack.  McIVOR is closest when he is knocked off the ball and Hawkes Bay have a half shout for a pen.


Auck sub on #16 OMI off #14 DICKINSON


TAYLOR chases back and commits the foul on McGEORGE, the resulting free kick blazes over the bar from KELLY


SMITH controls superbly from a THOMPSON cross but cant beat SPOONLEY


Hawkes Bay Penalty after BEVIN is taken down in box. Pritchett gets a booking for desent


GOAL SMITH converts the penalty.  2 all game on here


Great work from the DORAN brothers sees Pete go very close to winning it for the bay 


The fourth official shows 4 minutes of additional time


HB free kick taken quickly. Mingle in the box ends with an Auckland freekick


FULLTIME - Hawkes Bay have thrown everything at Auckland but cant get a winner.

Hawkes Bay 2 - Auckland 2