ASB Premiership - Round 1,
Adam Dickinson 20' 29'
Aaron Clapham pen 69'
Halftime:3-1 Referee: Peter O'Leary Crowd:635
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea Street
12 Tamati Williams (GK)
22 Adam Highfield (GK)
14 Adam Dickinson
2 Dan Terris
7 James Pritchett
3 Vladimir Bayrev
16 Albert Riera
5 Tom Schwarz
5 Angel Berlanga
7 Darren White
13 Alex Feneridis
8 Aaron Clapham
11 Daniel Koprivcic
9 Russell Kamo
8 Chris Bale
10 Dimitar Bayrev
6 Jason Hicks
11 Michael Fifii
3 Takuya Iwata
14 Josh Smith
15 Ivan Vicelich
15 Julyan Collett
18 Liam Anderson (RGK)
4 Nick Wortelboer
2 Simon Arms
6 Chris Murphy
17 Pedro Garcia
21 Tristan Nicol
20 Emiliano Tade
23 Cory Mitchell
10 Luis Corrales
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
0 Dimitar mins
Cloudy and warm with a slight drizzle for h tat of he season.
0 more mins
Tamati Williams gets a stat in goal for Auckland, Ne signing Pedro Gacia still on thebench as he builds fitness.
0 yet more mins
Two Bulgarian recruits Vladimir and Dimitar Baurev start for Canterbury
Connection problems but we missed nothing much. Aucklnd have dominated possession but no clear chances yet.
Cross by Riera sets up Bale but header weak nd easily leared
GOAL! Adam Dickinson finishes from close range after a Daniel Koprivcic cross is volleyed across goal by Ivan Vicelich.
Low and hard shot by Iwata, well stopped by Highfield
GOAL! Shot by Hicks, parried by Highfield, finished by Dickinson
Yellow card Dickinson for tackle on Baurev.
Good ball in by Terris earns corner, ball slow to clea but no finis by Cantabs.
Auckland being allowed too much time and space, recipe for disaste.
Chris Bale served up perfect pass by Viera and Highfield makes fatal hesitation.
GOAL! Right wing corner, Collett turns in, cleared but over line
Yellow card Clapham for foul on Koprivcic
No time to add, 3-1 probably about fair on run of play
No changes at halftime, sun has broken through
Auckland City 3-1 Canterbury United
GOAL! Aaron Clapham scores from the penalty spot after foul by Berlanga
GOAL! Albert Riera side foots home from shot by substitute Emiliano Tade
GOAL! Emiliano Tade has a shot from long range and it deflects past Adam Highfield.
Substitutions - Luis Corrales, Emiliano Tade and Pedro Garcia on; Adam Dickinson, Jason Hicks and Daniel Koprivcic
Substitutions - Chris Murphy, Nick Wortelboer on, Michael Fifii and Josh Smith
Not a lot of time to be added, one minute
to go and it ca't come early eough for some tired Canterbury legs
Final whistle. Comfortable win for Auckland but promising signs for Canterbury.