ASB Premiership - Week 14
Kiwitea Street, Sandringham
Sunday 13 February, 2011
Manel Exposito 44'
Halftime:1-0 Referee:Jon Price Crowd:867
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea Street
1 Jacob Spoonley (GK)
1 Phil Imray (GK)
3 Ian Hogg
2 Scott Robson
4 Sam Campbell (Dickinson 60')
3 Jamie Duncan
7 James Pritchett
4 Michael Eagar
8 David Mulligan
7 Wiremu Patrick (Halstead 68')
9 Manel Exposito
10 Michael Fifi (Abba 46')
10 Luis Corrales
13 Karl Whalen
11 Daniel Koprivcic (Thomas 74')
14 Hitcham Kamri
13 Alex Feneridis (Berlanga 52')
18 Darren Cheriton
15 Ivan Vicelich
19 George Barbarouses
6 Stu Kelly
22 Justin Gulley (Tade 55')
2 Angel Berlanga (in 52')
25 Lance Ramaekers (RGK)
12 Liam Little (RGK)
20 Peter Halstead (in 68')
14 Adam Dickinson (in 60')
12 Emiliano Tade (in 55')
22 Andrew Milne
23 Ryan Cain
23 Adam Thomas (in 74')
11 Andrew Abba (in 46')
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Welcome to Kiwitea Street, Sandringham, home of Auckland City FC and venue for today's showdown between title hopefuls Auckland City FC and their capital rivals Team Wellington. Both teams have qualified for the playoffs already but there will be much interest in how these two teams shape up with knock out football only weeks away.
Hot and humid with only a slight breeze. Angel Berlanga on bench with Ian Hogg a starter for Auckland.
Auckland playing towards Mt Roskill. Wellington playing in white
Auckland on attack but wasting balls across goal.
freekick Wellington on halfway but Auckland snaffle ball and break
Ref twice stops quick freekicks, rubbish.
Kamri gets yellow for falling spectacularly in area.
Imray gets yellow for time wasting. This is ridiculous.
Freekick flies wide.
Mulligan gets yellow card, unknown reason. Is this a bid for the Fox record.
Koprivcic snap shot well saved by Imray.
Yellow for Corrales for encroachment at freekick
Robson cross headed just wide by Fifi.
Freekick on edge of area for Auckland, Mulligan hammers, good save Imray
Great cross ball by Pritchett, but Exposito fails to convert.
Fifi breaks but Spoonley saves easily.
Freekick to Auckland wasted.
Shot by Exposito flies just wide after good buildup.
GOAL! Long looping ball over defender finds Exposito and he lobs over Imray.
Two mins extra
45 plus two
Long range shot by Feneridis hits post with Imray grasping air
Controversy in the media box about Halberg awards but unanimous opinion : We should have won more!!
Wellington halftime sub, Abba on for Fifi
We're off again. Auckland on attack but Whalen foils attack.
Too complicated by Auckland when they split the defence, Mulligan the culprit.
Corrales fouled on edge of area. Feneridis subbed by Berlanga.
Abba feeds Kamri and he forces good save from Spoonley
Gulley replaced by Tadi for Wellington
Campbell off, Dickinson on for Aucckland
Optimistic strike by Mulligan sails over the bar.
Screamer from Mulligan after part cleared corner hits post with goalie beaten.
GOAL! Dickinson makes run on left, perfect cross hit home by Corrales.
Halstead on for Patrick
Yellow for Berlanga, but Auckland get freekick
Auckland replace Koprivcic with Thomas
freekick to Wellington, Tade takes and fires just wide.
Yellow for Hogg for wasting time with throw.
Yellow for Whalen, eighth of game.
Exposito takes freekick just wide
Kamri shot cleared and then Tade blocked by Spoonley. Wellington threatening to score.
Halstead shot turned over bar by Spoonley
Three minutes to be added
90 plus two
Barbarouses shoots over top. Everybody's stuffed, time for final whistle.
90 plus three
Full time and Aucckland win 2-0