ASB Premiership - Round 9
Kiwitea St, Sandringham
Sunday 20 January, 2013
Andrew Milne 17'
Regan Coldicott 37'
Halftime:2-1 Referee:Jon Rowberry Crowd:934
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea Street
12 Tamati Williams (GK)
1 Liam Little (GK)
2 Simon Arms
3 Geordie Mansford
8 Chris Bale
5 Benjudah Fitzpatrick
9 Manel Exposito
7 Regan Coldicott (Govan 85)
11 Daniel Koprivcic
8 Seamus Ryder
13 Alex Feneridis (Browne 69)
9 Victor Da Costa (Morgan Day 76)
15 Ivan Vicelich
13 Scott Gannon
16 Albert Riera
14 Sam Mepham
17 Pedro Cecelia Garcia
16 Aajay Cunningham
20 Emiliano Tade (Dickinson 56)
17 Tim Horner
22 Andrew Milne (Takuya Iwata 76)
21 Aaron Burgess (Andrew Ridden 76)
3 Takuya Iwata
11 James Govan
14 Adam Dickinson
20 Andrew Ridden
21 David Browne
22 Zayne Officer
19 Daniel Saric
23 Morgan Day
18 Damien Hirst (RGK)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Big day at Kiwitea with farewell for Keryn Jordan. Weather cloudy with strong south-easterly wind. Plenty of faces from Auckland City's past on hand for his farewell. The man himself looking chipper.
Auckland lineup has Simon Arms in for Angel Berlanga. Takuya Iwata on bench.
Youthful look to Otago lineup.
Sun breaking through but wind should keep it cool enough. Jordan and sn Liam lead the teams on. Auckland playing from the clubhouse end
We're having a minute's slence for Roy Cox, who did so much for women's soccer. He died last week.
Otago kick off with a slight wind avantage
Ryder earns early corner for Otago, easily cleared.
Auckland attacking down right but defence holds firm.
Coldicott almost fastens on to through pass.Freekick to Otago from halfway sails too long
Cross by DaCosta unmolested and finally cleared.
Spectacular overhead kick just wide by Exposito.
Another freekick for Otago, Fitzpatrick gets head to ball but over top.
Another Otago freekick, Scott Gannon takes long-range shot way over top.
GOAL! Exposito and Garcia exchage passes and Little can only parry ball to Milne
Aaron Burgess down injured, to sideline. Back and restored.
Scrum in Otago penalty area, corner and then freekick to Auckland on edge of area.
GOAL! Freekick deflected in. Exposito claims.
Auckland freekick from edge of area, easily cleared.
Great corner by Cunningham, cleared behind. Second corner by Gannon cleared.
Another Otago corner, but still no profit. Still very much a contest.
Burgess fires shot way over clubhouse
GOAL! Da Costa keeps ball in and squares for Coldicott to drive home. Great goal.
Otago on a roll, Da Costa raps crossbar from long range.
Da Costa crosses, but Burgess and Mepham can't get the fina touch. As cose as you can without scoring
Two minutes to be added.
45 plus two
Halftime and this is a real contest. They could -- and probably should -- have had a second.
No obvious changes at halftime it everything to play for.
Exposito clear in front of goal, Little's legs deny him.
Long shot by Feneridis, easy for Williams.
Tade blows chance as defender fails to clear. Little recovers.
Auckland corner, cleared for breakaway, final shot straight at goaie.
Tade off, Dickinson on for Auckland.
Yellow card Arms fo bringing down Coldicott.
Bale feeds Milne whose shot is blocked.
GOAL! Dickinson man on the spot in a goalmouth scramble. His "shot" barely rolls over line.
Plenty of to an fro but Otago might be running out of legs.
Rush of subs, Iwata on for Milne, Day for Da Costa, Ridden for Burgess.
Yellow card Garcia for hooking Cunningham
Sub Otago Coldicott off, James Govan on.
Auckland put Exposito clear but he fumbles shot.
Three mins extra to be played
90 plus three
Full time, 3-1, and Otago far from disgraced.