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Hawke's Bay United

Young Heart Manawatu


ASB Premiership - Week 11,
Park Island, Napier, 
Sunday January 16,  2011


Andy BEVIN 20'
Jonathan TAYLOR 61'

Michael WHITE 62' 



Halftime:   1-0                    Referee:  Chris Kerr                     Crowd:  250


Hawke's Bay seal provincial derby win

by David Gearey at Park Island, Napier /

NAPIER - Hawke's Bay United claimed a timely three points when they knocked over YoungHeart Manawatu in a fiercely contested provincial derby in the ASB Premiership in Napier this afternoon.Image courtesy Photosport
The home side pipped their local rivals 2-1 in hot, muggy conditions after Andy Bevin and captain Jonathan Taylor had set the Bay side out to a two goal lead.
Youngheart Manawatu never gave up and pinched a goal back through Michael White - his fourth of the season - but never found an equaliser as they succumbed to their 8th loss of the season.
Coach Bob Sova didn't mince his words in the post-match analysis.
'It was another disappointing result for us and first half we were just crap really," Sova said,"We conceded a couple of soft goals as we have done all season." 

With Manawatu rooted to the bottom of the table they will target the visit of Canterbury United next weekend to pick up points if they are to have any chance of climbing up the table. 

Something coach Bob Sova is looking forward to and confident of picking up a valuable result.
"We're going to beat Canterbury next weekend because as Iíve said all season I reckon their overrated," Sova explained. 
Bay coach Matt Chandler will be taking his troops South to Dunedin right back in playoff contention.  The Hawke's Bay coach was pleased with his sides dominant performance and knows now it's time to make their run.
"Today we turned around a three match losing streak. We are excited to be travelling to Otago next weekend with the table very tight now" Chandler said.
Chandler then paid thanks to a number of players who were leaving for the USA.

Namely, All White midfielder Cole Peverley,  who recently picked up a trial with Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer.
"It will be great to see the boys push on from here and get into the playoffs," Peverley said, "We are definitely a top four side and Iím sure thatís where you will find us come the end of the regular season."

Hawke's Bay sit in fifth place in the table, level on points with Waikato FC, but three goals adrift by virtue of goal difference.


Team Sheet

Hawke's Bay United


YoungHeart Manawatu

1. Richard GILLISPIE (gk)

1. Matt BORREN (gk)

2. Phil DORAN

2. Nobuyishi ISHI


4. Colin FALVEY


6. Matt KENNEDY (BLOOR 83')

7. Scott GANNON (BISS 78')

7. Jason HAYNE


8. Nathan COOKSLEY

12. Andy BEVIN

9. Michael WHITE

14. Marama THOMPSON

10. Adam COWAN

18. Jonathan TAYLOR (c)

11. Hamish MACKAY

20. Chris MCIVOR

17. Brook TOZER (STEEL 43')

23. Jarrod SMITH

18. Dale HIGHAM



25. Shaun PETA (rgk)

19. Nakahashi JUNYA (rgk)

4. Chris GREATHOLDER (ON 65')





21. Jarred BLOOR (ON 83')

17. Tom BISS (ON 78')

25. Jono STEEL (ON 43')


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card

Play by Play


Welcome to Bluewater Stadium for this Week 11 ASB Premiership clash between Hawkes Bay United and Youngheart Manawatu. It is a stunning day in the Bay with temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees so it will be a real test of fitness for both teams out there today. Not long now until kickoff.  


First chance of the game falls to Hawkes Bay United. A pass by Phil DORAN finds Andy BEVIN in space in the box and his shot brings out a good stop by Matt BORREN in the Manawatu goal.


Manawatu finally get some time in possession and Dale HIGHAM nutmegs Marama THOMPSON on the edge of the box but his shot is easily saved by Richard GILLESPIE.


And at the other end a great pass by Andy BEVIN finds Jarrod SMITH who beats one man but has his shot is superbly blocked by Nathan COOKSLEY.


A freekick to Hawkes Bay is whipped in by Scott GANNON and a flick by Jarrod SMITH finds Chris MCIVOR who shoots straight at Matt BORREN.


Hawkes Bay think they have taken the lead after a mazy run and cross by Andy BEVIN finds Cole PEVERLEY at the back post for an easy tap in but it is ruled out for offside.


Another chance for Hawkes Bay as Cole PEVERLEY whips in a corner which reaches Bill ROBERTSON who thunders a header against the crossbar


GOAL Hawkes Bay have finally turned all their pressure into a goal. Jarrod SMITH does well on the left and whips in a great cross which Andy BEVIN guides superbly into the corner of the net with his head.


Hawkes Bay continuing to dominate the game with Cole PEVERLEY pulling the strings in the midfield.


Good work down the left from Andy BEVIN and Phil DORAN ends with BEVIN finding space in the box and firing a low shot which Matt BORREN deals with comfortably.


Scott GANNON wins a freekick on the edge of the penalty box for Hawkes Bay. Cole PEVERLEY stands over the ball but bends his freekick around the wall but just over the bar.


Hawkes Bay on the attack again and Andy BEVIN does well to beat his man after getting on the end of a Cole PEVERLEY pass but his cross just can't find a Hawkes Bay shirt in the box.


First real chance for Manawatu as Jason HAYNE plays in a low hard cross from a freekick close to the byline but Colin FLAVEY blasts over the top from 6 yards out.


SUBSTITUION - #17 Brook TOZER is replaced by #25 Jono STEEL for Manawatu.


A scramble in the Hawkes Bay box almost results in an equaliser for Manawatu but Jonathan TAYLOR does just enough to clear the ball for a corner.


The fourth official has indicated 1 minute of additional time here in the first half.

HALFTIME: Hawkes Bay United 1-0 Youngheart Manawatu. The players earn a well deserved break here after a very fast paced 45 minutes played in very warm conditions. Hawkes Bay United have been the better team and deserve their halftime lead but they only lead by 1 goal and Manawatu are certainly not out of this game. Join us again soon for the next 45 minutes.


Back under way here at Bluewater Stadium for the second half. No changes by either side at halftime.


 YELLOW CARD - First booking of the match goes to Manawatu's Hamish MACKAY who chops down Cole PEVERLEY who was on a driving run through the middle of the field.


First shot of the half comes from Manawatu as Matt KENNEDY unleashes a bullet from 25 yards but it is straight at Richard GILLESPIE who does well to hold the shot.


An exquisite cross field ball from Phil DORAN finds Andy BEVIN who beats his man and feeds Jarrod SMITH but his ball is just a little bit underhit and Manawatu clear their lines. 


Manawatu have certainly started the second half a lot better than the first but are just unable to find that quality in the final third of the pitch.


 GOAL - Hawkes Bay double their lead as Manawatu can't clear a Cole PEVERLEY freekick and it drops to Hawkes Bay captain Jonathan TAYLOR who calmly sidefoots home into the corner of the net from 15 yards.


 GOAL - Hawkes Bay's 2 goal lead lasts all of 30 seconds as Manawatu go straight on the attack from the kickoff and Michael WHITE shoots from the edge of the box and past Richard GILLESPIE into the bottom corner. Game on!


SUBSTITUTION - First sub for Hawkes Bay United as #3 Marvin Eakins is replaced #4 Chris Greatholder.


What a save. Hawkes Bay really should be out of sight by now. Some great work by Andy BEVIN who does superbly down the left and unselfishly squares a ball to new Hawkes Bay recruit Scott GANNON who only has the keeper to beat from 6 yards but BORREN makes a great save to keeps his team in it.


SUBSTITUTION - And that will be the last touch GANNON will have on his debut as he is replaced by #17 Tom BISS.


SUBSTITUTION - Another sub for Manawatu as #6 Matt KENNEDY is replaced by #21 Jarred BLOOR.


Manawatu are pressing hard for an equaliser as the heat looks to be having an effect with both teams tiring


And they nearly have that equaliser as Michael WHITE gets his head on the end of a cross only to put it just wide.


And an even better chance for WHITE as he gets on the end of a Jason HAYNE pass and rounds Hawkes Bay keeper GILLESPIE only to take it a little bit too wide and his shot sprays across the face of the goal.


Manawatu still pressing as a cross comes from the left only for Jonathan TAYLOR to clear for Hawkes Bay over the top of his own crossbar for a corner.


The fourth official indicates an additional 1 minute of play as Manawatu have a freekick on the edge of the box.


YELLOW CARD - From the resulting freekick Manawatu tap it short and Jarrod SMITH charges in from the wall and fouls Jason HAYNE to become the second player in the referees book today.


The freekick resulting from the SMITH tackle is crashed against the wall by Jason HAYNE and that could well be Manawatu's last chance of the game.

FULLTIME: Hawkes Bay United 2-1 Youngheart Manawatu. Great end to the game as Manawatu gave it all that they had in search of an equaliser but it wasn't quite enough. At the end of the day Hawkes Bay United dominated large periods of the game and are well worth their win and 3 very important points in the race for the playoffs.