Hawke's Bay United
ASB Premiership - Round 6
Porritt Stadium, Hamilton
Satruday 18 February, 2012
R Thomas, 50',
Match postponed from Dec 18
Halftime: 0-2 Referee: Campbell Waugh Crowd: 150
by Bruce Holloway at Porritt Stadium
But for Waikato their fifth consecutive home loss was easily their worst, and it was no surprise to hear coach Declan Edge unleash the most furious half time verbal tirade heard in Hamilton since Kevin Fallon sent the teacups flying at Muir Park in 1978.
Hawke's Bay United
1. Danyon Drake
GK Shaun Peta
2. Tyler Lissette
2. Neil Fergus
3. Jessie Smith (Awad, 50')
5. Bill Robertson
6. Mike Kramer
6. Stephen Hindmarch
7. Jason Hicks
7. Matt Hastings
9. Michael Mayne (Wallis, 45')
8. Adam Cowan
10. Adam Thomas
10. Sam Margetts (Watson, 70')
14. Josh Greene
11. Conor Tinnion
15. Jesse Edge (Ballan, 77')
17. Tom Bliss
21. Tyler Boyd
20. Leon Birnie (Wilson, 78')
24. Ryan Thomas
21 Josh Margetts
8. Matteo Ballan (On, 77')
RGK Richard Gillespie
22. Adam Wallis (On, 45')
14. Danny Wilson (On, 78')
23. Jordan Shaw
16. Reilly O'Meagher
RGK Neil Mouncher
18. Hamish Watson (On, 70')
4. Mohamed Awad (On, 50')
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Hello from Porritt Stadium, where the weather is fine, about 24 degrees, with overhead cloud, but no threat to a match which has been twice postponed through torrential downpours. Michael Mayne is back in the starting lineup for Waikato, which will be a huge boost. Obviously hot for the players, former Waikato lad Matt Hastings is going through his warm-up routines carrying his drink bottle. Any queries, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org . Got an email from Alex (Ndrik) in Italy last home game, said he enjoyed following the ASB Premiership on the internet.
1 min. HB kick-off, attacking the western end of the park.
9 min. Birnie shoots over the bar from distance, first shot of game.
10 min. Maxine couldn't make the game but wishes Waikato - and the Margetts boys - all the best. Waikato strugglign to find any cohesion.
14 min. Boyd earns free kick on left. Adam Thomas left foot curler just wide.
15 min. Tinnion good run, earns a corner, goal kick. Sorry, another corner. cleared.
Neither team making much impression.
A very static game, with neither team able to get the ball into dangerous territory.
23 min. Mayne shot blocked on the line, followign A Thomas free kick but flag up for goal kick anyway.
25 min. GOAL. Cowan gets the ball over the line, via the post, from a cross from the left. Dribbled home but very valubale. Might Drake have done better with the curling cross?
28 min. Birnie won possession and put Sam Margetts away. Attemped chip went wide.
30 min. Card for Hindmarch after about 3rd foul on Ryan Thomas.
33 min. Jesse edge clattered. Ref missed it.
34 min. Drake at full stretch to parry Birnie header. Good save.
36 min. Sam Margetts good run along goal line and shot - blocked.
38 min. Jessie Smith has it in the net, but offside. Boyd a great chance but opted to shoot rather than pass to Thomas
44 min. GOAL. Complete howler by Drake who came way out of his goal and missed the ball. Sam Margetts had time to light a cigar and walk it in.
Halftime. HB are winning without even having to do very much. That was a pedestrian, uninspired half by Waikato poor passing, lack of movement. Boyd a couple of lively runs, but barely a shot, and no options going forward. For HB Sam Margetts worth his goal, even if it was a tad easy for this level.
I can hear Declan Edge's half time talk from 50m away. He is furious. Sounds like furniture being kicked in the dressing room.
46 min. Sub. Wallis on for Mayne.
48 min. Lissette loses out to Birnie, shirt pulls and is booked. Tinnion free kick cleared for corner.
50 min. Sub. Mohammed Awad on for Smith
55 min. GOAL. Briliant play. Boyd inside ball for Ryan Thomas who outran Hastings and squeezed high into the net from an acute angle.
60 min. Awad yellow card for diving.
61 min. Waikato free kick right of area. peta saves from Hicks.
Waikato controlling more of the game.
65 min. Slick short passign Waiakto attack finally snuffed out.
Sub. Watson for S Margetts.
68 min. A Thomas booked for kicking ball away
75 min. Goal. Easy header from corner for Robertson. Drake is nowhere.
78 min. Sub. Ballan on for Edge
80 min. Wilson on for Birnie.
88 min. GOAL. Awad abd Boyd combine to run through. Awad sidefoots home.
89 min. GOAL. Watson runs through, defender falls over. Easy.
90 min. Watson yellow card
Full time. Good away win for Hawke's Bay that keeps their top 4 hopes alive. Waikato did better in the second half, but this will still rate as their worst loss of the season. Report coming later.