ASB Premiership - Round 10
Luis Corrales 29'
Chris Bale 56'
Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Mirko Benischke Crowd: 2003
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea Street, Sandringham
1 Jacob Spoonley (GK) (Anderson, 86)
1 Danny Robinson (GK)
5 Angel Berlanga
2 Jason Rowley
6 Chad Coombes (Tade, 56)
4 Tim Myers
7 James Pritchett
7 Martin Bullock (Lovemore, 76)
8 David Mulligan
8 Chris Bale
9 Manel Exposito
10 Allan Pearce
10 Luis Corrales (Shaker, 85)
11 Ross McKenzie (Feni, 85)
11 Daniel Koprivcic
12 Roy Krishna
15 Ivan Vicelich
17 Jake Butler
16 Albert Riera
20 Ryan de Vries
22 Andrew Milne
27 Ross Haviland
19 Iwa Shaker (On, 85')
15 Gegame Feni (On, 85')
20 Emiliano Tade (On, 56')
25 Sean Lovemore (on, 76')
24 Stephen Carmichael
26 Reece Lambert
25 Mario Ilich
28 Andy Ralph (RGK)
26 Liam Anderson (RGK) (On, 86')
30 Rory Turner
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Auckland missing Dickinson, McGeorge and Feneridis with injury
0 more mins
Coombes and Riera start. New signing Iwa Shaker on the bench
0 more mins
Waitakere have Rowley back, Lovemore makes the bench.
Fine and cloudy with easterly breeze Auckland defending clubhouse end
We're off and Auckland launch first attack
Hopeful long ball from Auckland, hardly their usual.
Cross by Corrales sails across goal but no takers.
Cross by Butler well intercepted by Spoonley
Krishna and de Vries already creating problems
Haviland shoots from edge of area draws diving catch from Spoonley
Quick counter attack by Waitakere sees Spoonley save with foot from Krishna
Lovely cross from right by Krishna, butchered by Bale
First Auckland shot on target from Exposito, easy meat for Robinson
Pearce felled in clash of head, recovers after trainer appears. Blood being mopped up
Pearce back with blood staunched.
First corner to Auckland, Header by Koprivcic, great save by Robinson.
Risky tackle by Mulligan, earns lecture but no card.
Corrales tumbled by Rowley and Myers, another corner. Easily cleared.
Waitakere launch concerted attack, foiled by Berlanga.
GOAL! Corrales picks up profit from long clearance and sprints clear to score.
Coombes makes progress on left but his shot was more of a trickle.
Left wing corner to Waitakere, easy head clear.
Freekick to Auckland 35m out, Mulligan takes flies off wall for corner.
Yellow card Bale for tackle on Corrales. Freekick headed away for corner.
Corrales yellow for encroachment on freekick
Yellow card Haviland for tackle
Two mins to be added.
Halftime whistle, 1-0 to home team. But nothing in it.
Biggest crowd of the season at Kiwitea and the football has not disappointed.
We're off again
Exposito takes snap shoot which sizzles just wide.
Corner to Waitakere, falls to Krishna who slices well wide.
Another corner for Waitakere, Butler goes for goal but freekick to Auckland.
Krishna and Pearce combine but defence closes down
Corner to Auckland, Berlanga header over top
GOAL! Pearce long throw, Bale heads in unchallenged
Tade on for Coombes
Freekick by Exposito deflected wide, corner cleared to Corrales who shoots just wide.
Berlanga booked after coming off worse in tackle
Tade just wide after smooth passing buildup
Bale shoots from distance and Spoonley palms wide
GOAL! Defender tries to clear, hits Koprivcic and the ball flies over Robinson. Freakish!
Bullock off Lovemore on
GOAL! Waitakere defence absent and Exposito can pick his spot for 3-1
Spoonley down injured, Waitakere physio revives him
Feni on for McKenzie and Shaker for Corrales, Spoonley down again
Spoonley taken off injured, Anderson makes debut in goal.
Six minutes to be added.
Feni shot not much of a threat.
Mulligan through but well tackled by Haviland. Mulligan injured
Auckland down to 10 with Mulligan off clutching shoulder.
Final whistle 3-1 to Auckland who remain top