ASB Premiership - Round 8
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Sunday 22 January, 2012
Halftime:0-0 Referee:Matt Conger Crowd:876
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea Street
1 Jacob Spoonley (GK)
1 Mark Fulcher (GK)
5 5 Angel Berlanga
2 Tyler Lissette
7 James Pritchett
6 Mike Kramer
8 David Mulligan
14 Josh Greene
9 Manel Exposito
10 Adam Thomas
13 Alex Feneridis
15 Jesse Edge
15 Ivan Vicelich
9 Michael Mayne
16 Albert Riera (Koprivcic, 58')
7 Jason Hicks
17 Adam McGeorge (Dickinson, 58')
19 Harry Edge (Jesse Smith, 59')
20 Emiliano Tade (Coombes, 73')
24 Ryan Thomas
22 Andrew Milne
21 Tyler Boyd (Awad, 73')
6 Chad Coombes (On, 73')
3 Jesse Smith (On, 59')
11 Daniel Koprivcic (On, 58')
8 Matteo Ballan (On, 84')
14 Adam Dickinson (On, 58')
23 Jordon Shaw
25 Mario Ilich
4 Mohammed Awad (On, 73')
26 Liam Anderson (RGK)
12 Danyon Drake
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
A really youthful look to the contest with Auckland adding 16-yea-old Mario Ilich to their bench.
0 more mins
Drizzle all morning in Auckland (what's new) but it's just fine at the moment.
Waikato playing towards the clubhouse, almost no wind
First freekick to Waikato in midfield
Quick break and crossfield pass sets up Tade but he loses control at finish.
Auckland press on left but the final pass is wasted
Both teams trying to play possession football with some nice touches but the final passes are going astray.
Mulligan back pass puts Spoonley under pressure, then Waikato go close only for Ryan Thomas ruled offside
First corner to Auckland ,easily cleared.
Good shot by Hicks, saved at full stretch by Spoonley
Right wing corner fo Auckland, cleared as Vicelich leaps fo header
Exposito in space but his pass goes astray.
Left wing corner for Auckland,easy clearance
Waikato freekick on edge of area as Boyd brought down by Berlanga. Yellow for kicking ball away.
Freekick wide by Hicks.
Pritchett crosses from right, too hard and Milne's attempt a volley flies wide.
Yellow for Exposito tackle on Adam Thomas
Waikato's swarming defence is nullifying Auckland's attacks.
McGeorge gets ball in net fo home team but offside
Good buildup by Waikato but Jesse Edge blasts ball over bar from edge of penalty area.
Tade makes good ground on left, tempting cross but Exposito shot blocked by Mayne.
Auckland besiege the Waikato goal but can't get shot in.
First corner fo Waikato, easily foiled.
One minute to be added
45 plus one
Hicks shot saved by flying Spoonley
Halftime whistle no score but Waikato have more than held their own with the league leaders.
We're off again . No Halftime changes
Early Auckland raid but drifts offside.
Hicks again on target draws great save from Spoonley. At theothe end Fulcher has yet to make a save.
Tade tries to curl shot
round Fulcher but just wide.
Shot by Exposito saved twiceby Fulcher and then cleared off line. Auckland's best effort.
Viera off, McGeorge off. Dickinson and Koprivcic
Cross by Dickinson, Fulcher saves from Exposito
Harry Edge off, Jesse Smith.
Penalty to Auckland after Vicelich brought down by Kramer. Yellow for
Yellow for Kramer
Exposito takes penalty but Fulcher dives and saves.
Freekick Waikato, Hicks short to Thomas fires wide.
Coombes on for Tade, Awad on for Boyd
Freekick to Auckland, metre to high from Mulligan
Shot by Vicelich blocked by Fulcher, Dickinson followup cleaed off line by Greene.
Ryan Thomas off Ballan in.
Ballan yellow fo tackle on fo Vicelich
Four to be added.
90 mins plus three
Cross falls to Milne but feeble shot falls to Fulcher.
90 mins plus four
Waikato backpass to goalie, freekick on edge of area. Ref calls dropped ball Cleared. Everyonepuzzled.
90 plus seven
Final whistle. Scoreless draw but plenty of controversy.