ASB Premiership - Round 5
Tomas MOSQUERA 63'
Jason HICKS 26'
Halftime: 2-0 Referee: Crowd: 100
by Kelvin Wescombe at Memorial Park
1 - Matt BORREN (GK)
1 - Mark FULCHER (GK)
14 - Pablo MOYA (MARTENS 72')
6 - Mike KRAMER
15 - Stuart LAWRIE
14 - Josh GREENE
18 - Barry LEWIS
2 - Tyler LISSETTE
3 - Josh CHETTLEBURGH
3 - Jesse SMITH
4 - Jamie O'CONNOR
10 - Adam THOMAS (C)
8 - Nathan COOKSLEY (KENNEDY 61')
15 - Jesse EDGE (BALLAN 60')
20 - Joachim RANDE (MOSQUERA 61')
19 - Harry EDGE
10 - Corey CHETTLEBURGH
24 - Ryan THOMAS (SHAW 80')
11 - Jimmy HAIDAKIS
21 - Tyler BOYD
9 - Seule SOROMON
7 - Jason HICKS (Awad 75')
19 - Andrew DRAKE (GK)
8 - Matteo BALLAN (in 60')
2 - Nobuyoshi ISHI
4 - Mohammed AWAD (in 75')
6 - Matt KENNEDY (in 61')
23 - Jordan SHAW (in 80')
21 -Tomas MOSQUERA (in 72')
12 - Danyon DRAKE
17 - Jordan MARTENS (in 72')
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
It is a sunny windy day here in Palmerston North. We resume coverage after 9 minutes of play after suffering technical difficulties
5 - Waikato with a breakaway and heading towards goal. Opportunity lost as the final pass didn't stick with a stranded goalie relieved.
11 - Manawatu with a throw in near the box, finds an open player but shot flies over the goal.
15 - Shot on goal by Waikato - sails wide
16 - Free kick to Waikato just outside the box. Manawatu set up a 4-man wall. Kick flies over goal, no threat to Manawatu's goal
17 - Waikato dominating posession of the ball, camped in Manawatu half
19 - Shot on goal by Manawatu, rolls into Goalie's mits
21 - Just outside Manawatu's goal, a hard tackle floors a rampant Waikato attacker. The free kick sails over goal
26 - GOAL! JASON HICKS. An intercept by Waikato saw them thunder up field, with the Waikato attacker stalling the final kick before sending it into the bottom right hand side of the net
30 - Waikato have a spring in their step, attacking hard and earning another free kick outside the box. The free kick deflects off wall, turnover.
31 - GOAL - ADAM THOMAS. It was just a matter of time as Waikato put a stranglehold on posession. Another fast breakaway leads to a beautiful finish. 2-Nil.
36 - Waikato with another fast breakaway and a shot on goal. A diving save to his right by the goalie saves a 3-Nil scoreline
39 - Things starting to heat up as tempers are flaring by players and coaches alike.
40 - BARRY LEWIS flies in for a hard tackle that see's him take an early show. Manawatu a man down.
44 - Manawatu get a chance with a corner kick just before half time. Manawatu kick directly into defence, before ball sprawls out.
45 - HALFTIME on this sunny but windy afternoon at Memorial Park. Waikato have the upper hand. Manawatu will have to fight back with a man down.
48 - GOAL! Waikato's JOSH GREENE sends a rocket into the back of the net after a run up the right flank.
50 - NATHAN COOKSLEY with a hard tackle gets carded.
56 - COREY CHETTLEBURGH gets chatty with the ref after an aggressive tackle
63 - TOMAS MOSQUERA finishes a corner kick for Manawatu's first goal of the game.
69 - Manawatu moving the ball quicker with passes that are starting to stick
71 - SUBSTITUTION - Mohammed Awad from Waikato comes on for Jason Hicks
74 - MATT KENNEDY for persistant fouling
76 - SEULE SOROMON - some tough calls by the ref, this time for diving.
77 - SUBSTITUTION - JORDAN SHAW on for RYAN THOMAS
82 - Manawatu scrambling to get another goal - peppering the goal with waywad shots
89 - JOSH GREENE with a hard tackle. Free kick in front of the box for Manawatu but comes to nothing
90 - 3 minutes of extra time signalled
FINAL WHISTLE - Celebrations from the Waikato players as they enjoy a 3-1 victory and their first win of the season.