ASB Premiership - Round 13
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai
Sunday 11 March, 2012
Ryan de Vries 4'
Aaron Clapham 8'
Halftime:1-1 Referee:Nick Waldron Crowd:567
by Bob Pearce at Fred Taylor Park
The bald facts of the result don’t tell even half the story. On the plus side for Canterbury they have a chance of progressing to the O-League next season as long as Auckland City win the Premiership title.
On the downside this was a keenly awaited season-defining match that witnessed 10 yellows and the dismissal of Waitakere’s Ross McKenzie and Matt Cunneen in the second half for their second yellows. Waitakere played the final 30 minutes with nine men.
But nothing should be taken away from the Canterbury team who rode the vagaries of officialdom to record their first win at Waitakere since the 2005-6 season.
1 Danny Robinson (GK)
22 Adam Highfield (GK)
3 Aaron Scott
3 Mark Johnston
4 Tim Myers
5 Tom Schwarz
6 Matt Cunneen
7 Darren White(Yamamoto 66)
7 Martin Bullock (Haviland 66)
8 Aaron Clapham
8 Chris Bale
9 George Slefendorfas
10 Allan Pearce (Vale 85)
10 Russell Kamo
11 Ross McKenzie
12 Andrew Barton (Wortelboer 82)
12 Roy Krishna
13 Daniel Glozier
17 Jake Butler
15 Julyan Collett
20 Ryan de Vries (Feni 78)
16 Joe Murray
15 Gagame Feni
4 Nick Wortelboer
22 Matt Upton (RGK)
14 Josh Smith
27 Ross Haviland
20 Ken Yamamoto
29 Jordan Vale
1 Tom Batty (RGK)
30 Rory Turner
25 Antony Cibilich
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Drizzle and low cloud as Auckland's so-called summer limps on
0 more mins
Jason Rowley unfit for Waitakere, Matt Cunneen starts.
0 more mins
Referees are fielding half a team of their own here today. A ref, two assistants, a fourth official and two assessors!@!
We're off with Waitakere playing towards Kumeu
Krishna gts first chance after poor clearance, but blasts wide
GOAL! Beautiful floated pass by Krishna finds de Vries in space and he nods it in.
Almost another from a corner as Myers shot bounces off goalie
GOAL! Canterbury strike back, Clapham guides ball round Robinson from Clozier's cross.
Waitakere threaten from right wing corner but flying Butler heads wide.
Yellow card for Cunneen for elbow in heading duel.
Corner clearance falls to Clapham but his hopeful strike sals wide.
Krishna fouled near halfway. Freekick goes nowhere.
Krishna again gets free but shot no threat except to parked cars.
Yellow card Glozier for felling Krishna
Another corner for Waitakere but no profit, another goal seems likely but which end?
Yellow card Bale for tackle at one end, then another for Slefendorfas at the other. Yellow seems to be fashion of the month.
Yet another Waitakere corner, played short and behind again for a repeat.
Another couple of yellows for Clapham and White.
Left wing corner for Canterbury but no profit
White down injured and still off field
Two mins to be added, White limps back on.
45 plus two
McKenzie yellow. Is Foxy's record in danger. Halftime whistle wit already seven cards.
45 and some
Two corners to Waitakere, chance falls to Butler but misses.
Quick break by Canterbury has Kao in clear but goalie blocks shot.
Red Card McKenzie second yellow.
Everybody's gun shy, afraid to tackle in case.....
Pearce shot easy for goalie but Waitakere are well in thegame despite being a man down.
De Vries shot has goalie at full stretch but just wide.
Peace shot rebounds off crossbar with goalie beaten.
Waitakere down to nine as Cunneen gets second yellow.
Subs Yamamoto for White, Haviland for Bullock.
Clapham shot blocked by own player then Myers clears off the line. Two chaces go begging.
Slefendorfas gets hea to freekick but wide of goal.
GOAL! Slefendorfas finally connects after good work by Yamamoto to outflank the undermanned defence.
Game in slow motion with Canterbury having too many choices and Waitakere too few.
Sub Wortelboer on for Barton.
Slefendorfas blows chance by faling to pass to unmarked Yamamoto.
Vale on for Pearce
Slefendorfas shot too weak to trouble Robinson. Can there be a Waitakere goal to make that costly?
Four extra mins to beplayed.
Yamamoto shoots but Robinson palms away for a corner.
Yellow Collett, freekick to Waitakere on edge of area, no luck
FULLTIME Canterbury win 2-1 guarantees second in ASB championship