ASB Premiership - Round 5,
Kiwitea St, Auckland
Wednesday 6 February, 2013
Chris Bale 39'
Henry Fa'arodo 9'
Halftime:1-1 Referee:Campbell-Kirk Waugh Crowd:716
by Bob Pearce at Kiwitea St
12 Tamati Williams (GK)
1 Scott Basalaj (GK)
2 Simon Arms
20 Luke Rowe
3 Takuya Iwata (Tade 61)
2 Timothy Schaeffers
8 Chris Bale
13 Karl Whalen
9 Manel Exposito
21 Justin Gulley
10 Gustavo Souto (Dickinson 68)
4 Darren Cheriton
11 Daniel Koprivcic
8 Adam McGeorge
15 Ivan Vicelich
14 Dominic Rowe (Watson 66)
16 Albert Riera
18 Tom Doyle
17 Pedro Garcia
10 Henry Fa'arodo
22 Andrew Milne
9 Cory Chettleburgh
1 Jacob Spoonley (RGK)
25 Daniel Clarke (RGK)
7 James Pritchett
3 Jamie Duncan
14 Adam Dickinson
22 Hamish Watson
20 Emiliano Tade
23 Tom Biss
25 Dean Lausev
7 Wiremu Patrick
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Stunning Waitangi Day weather with a cloudless blue sky and a light easterly
Auckland bring in Iwata for Feneridis and give first start for Gustavo Souto with Dickinson on the bench
Doyle in for suspended Solomons for Team Wellington
We're away with Auckland playing away from the clubhouse
Wellington in black and white, saving their usual for return game at weekend
First corner for Wellington, Luke Rowe to take.
Ball flies loose to Chettleburgh andhis shot from distance gathered by Williams
Souto gets foot to cross but just wide, flag up anyway
GOAL! Fa'arodo given too much space and buries shot giving goalie no chance
Wellington press again and earn corner, cleared
Freekick Auckland 30m out, Riera shot from rebound swings wide with deflection
Exposito over bar after right wing surge
Wellingtn are denying Aucklnd time on the ball when it counts. At teother end they're always dagerous through Fa'arodo
Vicelich header from corner tipped round the post
Wellington corner cleared with difficulty
Auckland being frustrated and they're not reacting well
RED CARD! McGeorge after rash tackle on Milne. This is a game changer
Gulley long range wide
GOAL! Chris Bale finishes well from interchange with Souto
Exposito header balloons over bar.
Auckland corner, Bale shot across goal. Halftime.
It's going to be tough for Wellington one man down for the next 45 but don't write them off. They were the better side at full strength
We're off again. No changes at the break
Basalaj thwarts promising attack
Exposito wastes good possession
Fa'arodo v Vicelich. Ivan on points.
Exposito wastes golden chance, over the bar when clear.
GOAL! Chettleburgh muscles his way through and drives shot home from acute angle
Shot by Milne on target but blocked by defender
Tade on for Iwata
Great shot by Bale, even better save by Basalaj and from followup
Watson on for Dominic Rowe
Souto off, Dickinson on.
Vicelich pushes forward sets up Tade but just wide
GOAL! Exposito heads home perfect cross from right by Bale
Wellington still dangerous on the breakExposito wastes over top
Penalty to Auckland, Doyle pushes Exposito off ball. Exposito hits bar and it stays out. Yellow for Doyle
Freekick to Auckland on edge of area, twice blocked n once ove top.
Four mins of stoppage time
Bale shot well stopped by goalie.
90 plus three
Watson has ball in net on break but offside
90 plus four
Chettleburgh set up Watson but he shoots wide
90 plus four
GOAL! Captain Vicelich finishes coolly at left post after defence had foiled severa lunges.
FINAL WHISTLE What a game.