Hawke's Bay United
ASB Premiership - Round 5
Clapham 33' 62'
Halftime: 2-0 Referee: John Rowbury Crowd: 400
by John Donnachie at ASB Football Park
It was the visitors first defeat of the season, and they finished the match with ten men after Cole Peverley was sent off during the second half.
A brace from Aaron Clapham and a goal apiece from Russell Kamo and captain Dan Terris had the Dragons moving onto second spot of the Premiership ladder.
While possession was shared during the first half, it was the Dragons who looked the more likely. And it was no surprise when Dimitar Bayrev played in Clapham with a deft pass. The midfielder finished in style slotting the ball home inside the far post.
Andrew Barton then showed great tenacity to win the ball on the edge of the box before setting up the unmarked Russell Kamo who showed great technique- drilling the ball home first-time from 12 yards out.
Any hopes Hawke's Bay had of a recovery evaporated at the start of the second half, after Cole Peverley seen red for a two footed tackle on Vladimir Bayrev infront of the linesman.
Canterbury then extented their lead via the penalty spot after the busy Kamo was brought down in the box.
Clapham duly did the honours, firing his spot-kick high into the net beyond Gillespie in the visitors goal.
Captain Dan Terris, made up for missing a sitter in the first half, when he got on the end of a Clapham freekick heading home inside the near post.
It was the Dragons full-back's third goal in 113 Premiership appearances.
Afterwards, Dragons coach Keith Braithwaite lauded his team's dominant performance.
Braithwaite also singled out defender Nick Wortelboer. “We wanted Nick there to help watch Sean Lovemore, and he came in and did well.”
Hawke's Bay coach Chris Greatholder, kept his players locked in the dressing room immeadiately after the final whistle. When he emerged he had no excuses.
“We were off the pace today. We tried a couple of things today in terms of our shape and how well we pressed up the field. Canterbury dictated easy at times, and we have just spoken there to the players about empowerment and having accountability out there.”
Greatholder said the Peverley sending off was disappointing as that vitually killed the game off.
For the visitors, Bill Robertson stood tall. Sean Lovemore was a threat at times and goalkeeper Richard Gillespie stopped the match from becoming a rout with some good stops during the second half.
Hawke's Bay United
22. Adam Highfield
1 Richard Gillespie
2. Dan Terris (cpt)
17. Fergus Neil
3. Vladimir Bayrev
4. Danny Wilson
4. Nick Wortelboer
5. Bill Robertson (cpt)
5. Tom Schwarz
2. Aaron Jones
7. Darren White
20. Conor Tinnion
8. Aaron Clapham
8. Cole Peverley SENT OFF
9. Russell Kamo
6. Stephen Hindmarch
10. Dimitar Bayrev
19. Rudi Bauerfiend
12. Andy Barton
16. Sean Lovemore
14. Josh Smith
10. Stephen Hoyle
1. Tom Batty
26. Danyon Drake
6. Chris Murphy
22. Angus Kilkolly
16. Ashley Welbourn
7. Matt Hastings
20. Ken Yamamoto
21. Matt Bruin
21. Tristan Nicol
12. Harley Rodeka
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Welcome to ASB Football Park, for what should be a cracker between Canterbury and Hawke's Bay. It is very warm in Christchurch with a gentle NW and temperature around 28deg. Game kicks off at 2.30.
3'Darren White cross causes some anxiety in Hawkes Bay box,but Gillespie gathers low down outside his 6 yard box.
6' Good open start- both teams keen to attack.
8' Foul by Hoyle on Smith(canty) freekick to Canty in the middle of their half.
9' Nice turn and run towards box by Kamo. Bay defender intervenes. Canty force 3 corners in a row- but bay hold out with Terris coming close but his shot from the near post corner is blocked.
13' Freekick Canty 20 yrds out after Wilson takes out White. Gillespie saves Vladimir Bayrev's shot comfortably
16'Freekick Hawkes Bay- but Peverley's crossfield kick goes out harmlessly at far post.
19'Freekick Canty around halfway- Bay defence mops up Bayrev's delivery after Kamo knockdown in the box.
22'Fergus Neil ruled offside in Canty box after Hoyle's effort from the edge of the box is blocked
26'Possession wise- it's 50/50
28'Oh dear- Dan Terris misses an absolute sitter! Clapham freekick skids across the face of the Bay goal and Terris ghosts in at far post turns neatly but from 6 yards hooks his shot over the bar.
33'GOAL CANTY- Dimitar Bayrev plays in CLAPHAM and he slots it home in the far corner of the net.
35'Good movement by the Bay's Conor TINNION he runs at Canty defence unleashes shot from edge of box- just wide.
38'GOAL CANTY- KAMO scores after tenacious play from Barton on the edge of the Bay box- he wins the ball and picks out an unmarked KAMO who shows great technique to drill the ball home first time into the far corner of the net.
43'Freekick Canty- ROBERTSON BOOKED he takes out Kamo in midfield. Clapham freekick again causes Bay rearguard problems and Kamo inexplicably shoots over from 7 yards out- bad miss.
48'LOVEMORE makes powerful run into Canty box but loses control of the ball just as he looks set to release the trigger
49'Kamo shoots over from edge of the box.
49'BOOKING-CANTY-HIGHFIELD comes out his area and cynically stops the progress of the Bay's Hoyle. Wilson tries acrobatic effort from his back to goal but it goes over.
51'PEVERLEY SENT OFF for challenge on Vladimir BAYREV in midfield. Referee consulted linesman right in front of the dug-outs.
53'Canty on top and Bay trying hard to keep their unbeaten run intact- but they will have to do it with 10 men.
56'Clapham makes run into Bay box but runs out of room and loses control of ball-goalkick.
58'Canty pouring forward look as though they could score anytime
60 gGood run and shot by LOVEMORE but HIGHFIELD gathers cleanly.
62'PENALTY CANTY-KAMO brought down after an intricate buildup along the box. GOAL- CLAPHAM SCORES WITH POWERFUL SHOT HIGH INTO THE NET.
64 CANTY SUB-WHITE OFF CHRIS MURPHY ON
66'BAYREV almost in but his shot is blocked at near post. Corner comes to nothing.
68'SUBS FOR HAWKES BAY-HOYLE & TINNION OFF-HARLEY RODEKA & MATT HASTINGS ON.
71'CANTY BOOKNG- CHRIS MURPHY AND STEPHEN HINDMARCH also BOOKED for challenge on CLAPHAM
73'GOAL CANTY- DAN TERRIS SCORES OFF CLAPHAM FREEKICK NEAR TOUCHLINE
HEADS HOME 12 YARDS OUT.
74'CANTY SUB SMITH OFF and ASHLEY WELBOURN ON
77'it's a damage limitation exercise for the Bay now- well beaten today.
78'CANTY SUB- KAMO OFF- KEN YAMAMOTO ON
80' Great double save from GILLESPIE first from YAMAMOTO and then CLAPHAM
81' CORNER CANTY- CLAPHAM takes cleared but goes out for another. This time Vladimir Bayrev heads over.
82'BARTON CANTY- has shot blocked by GILLESPIE- BAY GOAL under siege as WELBOURN shot is saved from close in by overworked bay goalkeeper.
85'INDIRECT FREEKICK for Bay inside CANTY box- LOVEMORE shoots wildly over from 15 yards
89' Bill ROBERTSON still committed stops WELBOURN in his tracks
90+4 The visitors still trying but it is not their day. Canty on easy street.
93'FREEKICK CANTY- BAUERFIEND BOOKED.
94 ALL OVER-4-0 CANTERBURY.