ASB Premiership - Round 5
David Mulligan 13m
Joel Stevens 7m
Halftime:1-1 Referee:Nick Waldron Crowd:212
by Bob Pearce at Fred Taylor Park
1 Danny Robinson (GK)
1 Liam Little (GK)
2 Aaron Scott
3 Tristan Prattley
3 Jack Beguely
5 Matt Joy
4 Tim Myers
8 Seamus Ryder
5 Brian Shelley
12 Aaron Burgess (Coldicott 75)
7 David Mulligan
14 Sam Mepham (58m Da Costa)
8 Chad Coombes (Nikolic 70)
15 Thomas Connor
10 Allan Pearce
17 Tim Horner
12 Roy Krishna
21 Joel Stevens
17 Jake Butler
25 Craig Ferguson(Fitzpatrick 79)
20 Ryan De Vries
27 Morgan Day
6 Matt Cunneen
4 Ben Fitzpatrick
16 Maksim Manko
9 Victor Da Costa
21 Dylan Stansfield
20 Andrew Ridden
22 Louie Caunter (RGK)
23 Regan Coldicott
25 Milos Nikolic
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Cloudy and warm at the Fred with a strong north-westerly wind coming out of Kumeu.
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Interesting on bench for Waitakere Milos Nikolic, who has just been signed after long injury break. For those with long memories Nikolic travelled with Auckland City to Abu Dhabi for Club World Cup.
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Waitakere playing with wind in first half.
We're off. Otago pressing high to deny home team space.
Right wing corner to Waitakere, Mulligan takes but cleared.
Already wind is taking ball beyond Waitakere's strikers
De vries spins and shots but wa ove top
GOAL! Joel Stevens follows up a long goal kick and beats disorgaised defence
Freekick for Otago after Pearce fouls defender.
Mulligan freekick from 30 m caught by wind and sails over bar.
Tough for both sides with surface bumpy and wind whipping ball away
GOAL! Mulligan taps in after Little can't hold Coombes long-range shot
Krishna shoots from edge of area, but no power or direction.
Stevens beats three but gets fouled 34m out. Prattley shoots and hits side netting.
Pearce ruled onside but muffs great chance as defence holds off.
Tom Connor down injured but recovers. Fell on his wrist.
Play ragged with neither side able to hold possession forlong.
Cross by Coombes. This time Little judges the inswing like Hashim Amla.
Mulligan freekick beautiful flight but Messam heads clear under pressure.
Krishna flick almost puts De Vries in.
Second corner for Waitakere, Mulligan takes, Little punches clear.
Another Waitakere corner, another punch by Little under pressure.
Butler shot well held by Little.
Two mins to be added. Not much to report. Waitakere have had te possession but 1-1 reflects their finish.
We're off again, Krishna chases down wide ball but sumbles as he tries to cross.
Early corner to Waitakere, easy for Little.
Little in action again as Krishna floats in cross from right.
Great buildup by Waitakere, dreadful shot wide from Mulligan.
GOAL! Butler scores from distance for second time in two games.
Yellow card Ferguson for tugging Krishna's shirt
Da Costa for Mepham
Mulligan freekick easy for Little.
Robinson gets rare touch of ball as Otao stumble forward.
Otago pressing forward, Da Costa shot easy save.
Mulligan puts through Krishna but his touch is astray
Nikolic on for Coombes
Shot by Stevens beas Robinson but hits crossbar and stays out
Waitakere corner, played short, behind for another. Third take falls to Krishna but he blazes wide.
Burgess on, Coldicott on.
Nikolic put through but robbed by Ferguson.
Fitzpatrick for Ferguson
Otago corner, cleared behind for corner on other side, missed by everyone.
Morgan Day floats shot over goalie, Robinson pleased to see it just over.
Otago pushing right forward, noting to lose.
But there was!
GOAL! Ball breaks for Krishna wit no defenders in sight. Little blocks his firs attempt but he slides the rebound home.
De Vries makes good use of sweet Krishna pass.
Cunneen on for Myers, who has just received yellow card
Three mins to be added.
90 plus two
Corner for Waitakere, Mulligan overhits.
Final whistle at 4-1. Perhaps abit flattering to home team.