ASB Premiership - Week 12
Kiwitea St, Auckland
Saturday January 22, 2011
David Mulligan 12'
Jason Hicks 83'
Halftime:1-0 Referee:Matt Conger Crowd: 833
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea St
1 Jacob Spoonley (GK)
1 John Fletcher (GK)
2 Angel Berlanga
2 Maksim Manko
3 Ian Hogg (Morgan 62')
4 Ryan Zoghby
4 Sam Campbell (Van Steeden 77')
6 Nick Branch
6 Stuart Kelly
7 Jason Hicks
8 David Mulligan
8 Jason McKeown
10 Luis Corrales
11 Nathan Palmer (Jones 69')
11 Daniel Koprivcic (McGeorge 66')
12 Jack Beguely
13 Alex Feneridis
17 Milos Nikolic
22 Andrew Milne
20 Sam Margetts (Heerschap 65')
23 Adam Thomas
23 Malteo Ballan (Bresnahan 65')
7 James Pritchett
5 Nathan Strom
12 Liam Little (RGK)
9 Mark Jones (in 69')
17 Adam McGeorge (in 66')
14 Joe Bresnahan (in 65')
19 Daniel Morgan (In 62')
15 Eugene Heerschap (in 65')
20 Riki Van Steeden (in 77')
22 Alex Carr (RGK)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Manel Exposito runs into transfer problems and won't be playing for Auckland. Likewise Phil Edginton won't be playing for Waikato against his old club
0 more mins
Grey old day, about 15 degrees cooler than last week at the Fred.
Auckland playing from Bucket man's end and we're off
Palmer breaks on right for Waikato but only gets goalkick
Chip from Thomas but goalie foils Milne.
Corrales tries shot from range but curls over top
Auckland dominating possession but so far unable to make it pay.
Milne gets in shot but well held
GOAL! Freekick to Auckland on edge of area. Mulligan lines up and beats Fletcher on near post
Thomas crosses but Fletcher cuts out well as Auckland threaten
Waikato are pressing forward and starting to make Auckland work for the ball.
Mulligan on end of lengthy buildup, shoots just wide.
It's starting to rain but this is a perfect surface whatever the weather.
Curling freekick by Aucckland headed clear.
Auckland trying to walk the ball in but they're getting cluttered.
Jason McKeown gets Waikato's best chance but ball just slips past post with goalie at full strength.
Waikato spreading the ball and they're beginning to stretch Auckland. This is a real contest.
Freekick to Waikato on edge of area.Blocked by wall.
Another freekick to Waikato again hits the wall.
Mulligan shot blocked by Kelly, his own man!
Strom foot saves Waikato at cost of first corner of game. Easily cleared
Yellow card for Branch tackle on Corrales. Mulligan freekick skids but Fletcher saves.
No time added. Halftime 1-0 to Auckland
Still everything to play for with Waikato coming more into the game as the half went on. Perhaps Auckland are being too intricate in front of goal.
Fireworks from the Bucket Man. Hoping for some from Auckland?
We're off again and Waikato straight on the attack.
GOAL! Auckland waltz through Waiakto defence, Milne foiled by keeper but Koprivcic finishes.
GOAL! Mulligan corner, only partially cleared Corrales touches to Koprivcic
Waikato struggling to get foot on the ball as Auckland pattern play closes down chances
Sub Auckland Morgan on for Hogg.
Double sub Waikato, Margetts and Ballan replaced by Bresnihan and Heerschap
Sub Aucckland, McGeorge for Koprivcic
GOAL! Milne provides pass and Kelly lobs goalie
Technical break, but momemt of note Riki Van Steeden, hero of Abu Dhabi, replaces Sam Campbell
GOAL! Nikolic sets up Hicks who opens Waiakto account
Mulligan shot deflected for corner, easily cleared
Yellow card Van Steeden.
GOAL! Milne's left foot shot slips through goalie's hands
Four minutes added time
90 plus four
Fulltime 5-1 as Aucckland march on.