ASB Premiership - Week 15
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai
Saturday 19 February, 2011
Dakota Lucas 36'
Milos Nikolic 77'
Halftime:2-0 Referee: Peter O'Leary Crowd:456
by Bob Pearce at Fred Taylor Park
28 Andy Ralph (GK)
1 Alex Carr (GK)
2 Jason Rowley
4 Ryan Zoghby
3 Aaron Scott
5 Nathan Strom
4 Tim Myers
7 Jason Hicks
7 Martin Bullock (Payne 65)
8 Jason McKeown
8 Chris Bale
10 Daniel Peat (Margetts 57)
10 Allan Pearce
11 Nathan Palmer
17 Jake Butler
12 Jack Beguley
19 Dakota Lucas (Gwyther 73)
17 Milos Nikolic
20 Ryan De Vries (Sole 65)
18 Phil Edginton (Branch 18)
24 Luke Adams
23 Matteo Ballan (Manko 57)
1 Danny Robinson (RGK)
22 John Fletcher
6 Jack Pelter
2 Maksim Manko (in 57)
13 Michael Gwyther (in 73)
6 Nick Branch (in 18)
14 Tim Payne (in 66)
9 Mark Jones
18 Zane Sole (in 65)
20 Sam Margetts (in 57)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Hot and humid with a slightly delayed start after Waikato were delayed on the motorway
0 more mins
Andy Ralph returns in goal for Waitakere after injury.
0 even more mins
Martin Bullock has first start for a while after injury.
We're off Ballan brings down Butler on edge of area.
Freekick hits wall and cleared
plenty of interpassing but not a lot of progress
Palmer just offside as he breaks on left
Swerving shot by Pearce, knocked down by Carr.
Bouncing ball in area not cleared, strike by Nikoloc hits post and stays out
Yellow card Strom for foul on Pearce. Freekick on edge of area.
Freekick flies wide and high from Bale
Right wing corner to Waitakere, cleared easily
Edginton down on edge of area with knee injury, carried off. Replaced by Branch
Hicks fires hopeful shot from 40 m,no danger
De Vries fires amost as wide at the other end.
Strom just robs De Vries as he lines up shot
Good buildup by Waikato but Zoghby cross eludes attack and defence.
Palmer through but shot feeble.
Two long throws by Waikato but well defended.
Bullock freekick, punched clear by goalie
GOAL! De Vries centres from right, Bale chips on, Lucas heads in.
GOAL! Pearce left to run, fires in from 27m as goalie watches it fly by
Three minutes to be added. Freekick to Waikato 30m out.
45 plus one
Nikolic freekick hits wall and cleared
45 plus three
Halftime and Waikato have a mountain to climb to get back into this.
We're off again no changes at the break
Long cross headed over top by Butler
Carr and Pearce collide, corner to Waitakere.
Ball in net, Pearce offside
GOAL!Bale corner, Rowley shot blocked but follows up to score
GOAL! Pearce freekick through wall into goal
GOAL! De Vries fields clearnce from corner and blasts ball in.
Waitakere goal fest has probably clinched the minor premiership. Chairman Rex is beaming.
Sole on for De Vries, Payne for Bullock
Cross from McKeown from left and Nikolic dives but just fails to connect
Gwyther on for Lucas
GOAL! Gwyther's first and second touch lead to net.
GOAL! Nikolic fires freekick through goalie's hands
Hicks fires left foot shot just wide.
McKeown cross, but Branch header flies wide.
Nikolic has chance but miskicks with goal at his mercy
One min to be added. Gwyther shoots wide but life has gone out of game.
90 plus one mins
Final whistle. Waitakere have effectively clinched minor premiership, Waikato's playoff hopes take a blow.