ASB Premiership - Semi final (Second leg)
Manel Exposito 71'
Henry Fa'arodo 25'
Halftime:0-1 Referee:Chris Kerr Crowd:1279
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea Street
1 Jacob Spoonley (GK)
1 Phil Imray (GK)
5 Angel Berlanga
4 Michael Eagar
7 James Pritchett (Hogg, 64')
5 Johnny Raj
8 David Mulligan (Riera, 65')
6 Darren Cheriton
9 Manel Exposito
7 Wiremu Patrick (Galbraith, 76')
10 Luis Corrales (Coombes, 60')
9 Patrick Fleming
11 Daniel Koprivcic
10 Dakota Lucas
13 Alex Feneridis
11 Henry Fa'arodo
14 Adam Dickinson
19 James Musa (Schaeffers, 90+4')
15 Ivan Vicelich
20 Luke Rowe
22 Andrew Milne
22 Jusin Gulley
3 Ian Hogg (Pritchett, 62')
2 Tim Schaeffers (Musa, 90+4')
6 Chad Coombes (Coralles, 57')
12 Ethan Galbraith (Patrick, 77')
12 Liam Anderson (RGK)
17 Dom Rowe
16 Albert Riera (Mulligan, 67)
18 Michael Fifi
23 Simon Arms
27 Scott Basalaj (RGK)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Beautiful autumn day with sun and a light breeze
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Teams much as expected. Plenty of familiar faces for Wellington, including Johnny Raj (ex-Auckland) and Dakota Lucas (ex Waitakere).
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Good crowd pouring in and they are hopeful but not over confident about an Auckland victory. Should be a great contest. My money's on ....a good game!
Auckland playing away from th clubhouse, any wind is across the ground
We're off with Wellington kicking off.
Freekick to Auckland but no progress
Quick raid by Wellington, pressing on right, Auckland defend in numbers.
Wellington haveball in net but well offside.
Aucklad in clear but Corrales shot blocked by Eagar.
Left wing corner to Auckland, poor ball.
Dangerous cross by Gulley, caught by Spoonley.
Koprivcic shot saved by Imray, followup by Corrales blocked by Raj.
Useful cross by Fleming nobody home.
Freekick to Wellington on edge of area, Luke Rowe shoots but easily handled by Spoonley
Snap shot from distance by Exposito just wide.
Another Wellington freekick a bit , Fleming over the bar.
Right wing corner for Auckland, fielded by Imray.
GOAL! Mulligan has brain fade and rolls the ball too softly to goalie. Fa'arodo nips in and scores te easiest of goas.
Lucas escapes defence but cross/shot rolls by to opposing touch
Kiwitea crowd are stunned.
Freekick on edge of area to Auckland for foul by Musa, who gets yellow. Mulligan delivers but Vicelich header easy for goalie.
Another Luke Rowe shot from freekick, goalie's ball.
Right wing corner Wellington, cleared by Berlanga.
Halftime 1-0 to Wellington, 2-0 on aggregate. Halftime no time added.
We're off again. No changes at the break but some must be coming for Auckland.
Auckland quickly on the attack but no finish.
Quick response by Wellington but Fa'arodo stretches too far and fires ove top.
Pritchett crosses from right and Milne misses with sidefoot from close range.
Exposito header off post and cleared.
Coombes on for Corrales.
Corner for Wellington earnred by Fa'arodo but ball sails over everyone.
Hogg on for Pritchett
Two shots on goal by Exposito bot hit post and stayed out. Milne provided the first.
Riera on for Mulligan
GOAL! Exposito finally gets reward after cross by Dickinson.
Galbraith on for Patrick
Yellow card Hogg for tackle from behind.
GOAL! Dakota Lucas wins race with Spoonley for another loose pass.
RED Card! Exposito off for offball incident
GOAL! Lucas in clear as Auckland push everyone forward. 3-1