ASB Premiership - Week 10
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai
Saturday 8 January, 2011
Allan Pearce 2'
Phil Ruggles 12'
Halftime:1-1 Referee:Matt Conger Crowd:421
by Bob Pearce at Fred Taylor Park
1 Danny Robinson (GK)
1 Adam Highfield (GK)
3 Aaron Scott
6 Tom Sadd
4 Tim Myers
7 Nathan Knox
6 Jack Pelter (Rowley 76)
8 Paul Seaman
8 Chris Bale (Sole 65)
10 Phil Ruggles (Day 72)
10 Allan Pearce
12 James Reichwien
12 Roy Krishna
18 Harley Rodeka
13 Michael Gwyther
21 Liam Lockhart
17 Jake Butler
23 Ant Hancock
19 Dakota Lucas (Emblen 85)
25 Tom Connor (Rickerby 46 / Burgess 65)
23 Ashton Pett
26 Tristian Prattley
2 Jason Rowley (in 76)
9 Aaron Burgess (in 65)
16 Neil Emblen (in 85)
13 Cam Burns (RGK)
18 Zane Sole (in 65)
14 Alistair Rickerby (in 46)
27 Ross Haviland
24 Curtis Day
28 Andy Ralph (RGK)
27 Morgan Day (in 72)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Very hot and sunny with not much wind. Ref take note the players need to hydrate
The Fred is in outstanding order, except for one rabbit scrape where Sherriff Rex Dawkins failed to get the bunny before it had a litter.
0 mins still
Pride of place on the sideline is the cup Waitakere won for winning the national youth league. The thoughts of everyone here are with Jonno Ross, the goalkeeper in that team, who was badly injured in a car crash on New Year's Day.
0 mins last
Nathan Knox presented with ASB Player of the Month before kickoff
Early attack by Waitakere offside.
Ball in by Pearce headed away by Connor as krishna waits
GOAL! Left wing corner by Pearce, Highfield goes for it but it ends in the net
Another corner for Waitakere, off Waitakere head but wide
Ruggles clear but ruled offside. Tight call.
Ruggles again clear but foiled by good tackle by Myers.
Left wing corner for Waitakere. Cleared this time.
GOAL! Ruggles through again and this time he's not offside and he buries it.
Highfield saves well from Bale at close range
Ruggles down in a heap after head clash with Pelter, up again but groggy
Krishna breaks well on left but nobody gets on the end of it.
Great ball by Bale, Gwyther runs on to it but scrambled clear. Should have done better.
Two saves in succession from Highfield, thwarting Gwyther on both occasiions.
Waitakere are finding the gaps but their finishing hasn't been great.
Krishna watzes through two defenders but shoots wide.
Yellow card for Seaman ,pulling Bale's shiirt
Gwyther header from corner well saved by Highfield
Waitakere's pace up front surely must pay dividends soon.
Great defending by Connor to foil Pearce.
Connor down with injury allows everybody to get a drink.
Connor back on, favouring an ankle.
Freekick to Waitakere on edge of area, Pearce's efforts twice cleared.
Three minutes to be added.
45 plus three
Halftime all square, but Waitakere have squandered a lot of good chances.
Injured Connor off, Rickeby comes into midfield.
Ruggles chips ball into box but Seaman can't convert.
yet another corner for Waitakere, Otago have yet to have one. Cleared this time.
Krishna through thwarted by Highfield's oustretched right boot.
Ruggles breaks free and shoots just over on the run.
Pearce dispossessed in shooting position by Lockhart
GOAL! Pearce crosses from left and Gwyther finally gets reward.
Krishna finds Gwyther and Highfield fends ball away.
Burgess on for Rickerby, Sole on for Bale
Some very hot and tired players out there.
High cross by Otago but easily dealt with by Robinson
Krishna shoots but foiled by Highfield. Corner cleared but behind.
Morgan Day on for Ruggles
Jason Rowley on for Pelter.
Gwyther weaves through but shoots when a pass might have been better.
Sweeping move by Otago but last pass goes astray
GOAL! Neil Emblen produces the final touch after good work Pearce by Gwyther.
Three minutes to be played but ref cuts short after two. Final score 3-1 to Waitakere.