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Team Wellington

YoungHeart Manawatu


NZFC - Round 2, Newtown Park 11 Nov 2007


Graham Little 23
Daniel Ellenshon 40, 80

Dominic Rowe 7



Halftime: 2-1                                   Referee:                                          Crowd:


Wellington backs up fresh start

Stu Jacobs called for consistency from his Team Daniel Ellensohn savours his third goal in two gamesWellington side midweek and his players delivered, with an entertaining 3-1 win over YoungHeart Manawatu to finsh the weekend in second place.

Backing up last week’s win over Waitakere United, a second consecutive win – just their third victory over Manawatu in 11 attempts – has solidified what Jacobs sees as a new beginning for the club.

“[Two from two] is a good start to the season and today was a crucial game for us to make a fresh start. We’re a new team, in effect - with new staff, new players and a new style of playing.

“We’ll continue to build on what we’ve done so far and teams around the league will find us very hard to beat”

It didn’t all go Wellington’s way however with Miramar Rangers striker Dominic Rowe netting for Manawatu after just 7 minutes following a hectic end-to-end start from both teams.

Manawatu could have had more goals inside the first 20 minutes but slowly Wellington found some composure and forced an equaliser in the 23rd minute through Graham Little – who later left the field injured – before Daniel Ellensohn put the home side ahead on 40 minutes.

Finding himself unmarked at the back post and on the end of a deep cross, Ellensohn had little trouble converting for his second goal in as many games.

His second in this game in the 80th minute put the game beyond Manawatu’s reach and showed control and composure to finish a jinking run by calmly slotting the ball past Michael Utting.

Ellensohn cooley slots the ball past UttingThe win leaves Wellington second on goal difference behind an also-unbeaten Auckland City while YoungHeart slip to eighth after consecutive 3-1 losses.

Manawatu coach Shane Rufer saw plenty of similarities between the two games and sounded a warning for anyone preparing to write his team off at this early stage of the competition.

“It’s another even game for us against a title contender and another game we could’ve easily won if not for a couple of mistakes,” said Rufer.

“The boys are understandably down with the result and with our position on the table but I know we’re a good side and we can take points off any team in this league,” he added.


Team Sheet

Team Wellington

NZFC - Round 2, Newtown Park


YoungHeart Manawatu

11 November 2007 Kickoff 4pm

GK. Phil Imray

GK. Micheal Utting

2. Sam Peters

3. Pablo Yackson

6. Adam Birch

4. Peni Finau

8. Mike Wilson

9. Osea Vakatalesau

9. Daniel Ellensohn

11. Ian Sandbrook

12. Andy Barron (Capt)

15.Prince Quansah

14. Darren Cheriton (off 76)

16 Ian Robinson - Capt

15. Graham Little  (off 78)

17 Dominic Rowe  (off 78)

16. Raf de Gregorio

20 Adam Cowan

17. Wiremu Patrick

21 Tim Richardson

19. Sean Douglas (of 55)

23 Scott Robson



(RGK) Dylan Hall

(RGK) Andrew Bailey

7. Sam Blackburn

8 Nathan Cooksley

10. Luis Corrales

10 Gustavo Saralegui

11. George Barbarouses (on 76)

14 Daniel Aliaga (on 78)

13. Karl Whalen (on 78)

22 Yuki Tomomatsu

18. Peter Halstead (on 55)


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card


Play by Play

0 mins

And we're off at Newtown Park

1 min

Early caution for Michael Wilson for late tackle.

5 mins

It's end to end stuff here with both sides showing some attacking intent.

7 mins

GOAL!! - Dominic Rowe gives YoungHeart the early advantage.

15 mins

Team Welington corner cleared comfortably by YoungHeart defence

23 mins

Darren Cheriton goes through 1-on-1 with Utting but the Manawatu keeper makes an outtanding save to force a corner.

23 mins

GOAL!! - from the resulting corner Graham Little equalises for Team Wellington - we've got a game on our hands!

25 mins

Another fantastic save from Utting - this time denying Raf de Gregorio

28 mins

Dominic Rowe booked for a reckless tackle.

40 mins

GOAL!! - Daniel Ellensohn makes it 2-1 to Team Wellington. A deep cross from Wellington's left-hand flank falls to Ellensohn unmarked at the far post who slot home to give TW the lead

42 mins

Osea Vakatalasau shoot well from an acute angle but Imray is equal to it, and saves.


Halftime - TW has marginally shaded the first half and probably deserve their lead

48 mins

save by Utting from Ellensohn at foot of post

53 mins

Sandbrook drives wide after good cutback from Cowan

58 mins

SUB TW - Peter Halstead on for Sean Douglas

68 mins

Andy Barron booked for dissent.

70 mins

Yellow Fever start the chants trying to cheer TW home

78 mins

George Bararouses replaces Darren Cheriton - tactical

79 mins

Rowe replaced by Aliaga for YH Manawatu - tactical

79 mins

Little injured and replaced by Karl Whallen - Halstead moves from centre back to centre forward to allow Whallen to slot in at cdentre back


GOAL!!! Ellensohn finishes a mazy run by rounding Utting and slotting into an empty net 3 - 1 Team Welly


Ellensohn a coat of paint away from his hat trick as he hits the post and it runs along the line with Utting beaten


Team Welly home for another win with only seconds of injury time remaining


Team Wellinton make it 2 from 2 as they dispose of YHManawatu 3 - 1 with Ellensohn unlucky not to have recored a hat trick.

Over and out from Newtown Park