Hawke's Bay United
Hawke's Bay United
ASB Premiership - Round 13, Bluewater Stadium, Napier, 17th February 2013
Jake BUTLER 31'
Halftime: 0 - 1 Referee: P. O'LEARY Crowd: 415
by David Gearey at Park Island
NAPIER - ASB Minor Premiers Waitakere United unleashed a display of attacking football that left Hawke’s Bay United's unbeaten run at Bluewater Stadium shattered today.
It was a pivotal moment as the champions stepped up a gear.
And just five minutes later the game was over for Hawke's Bay United.
A win for Waitakere in that game - coupled with a Hawke's Bay away win at Team Wellington on Saturday - would be enough to see the semi-final picture take another plot twist that would pair Auckland City and Hawke's Bay in the semis, leaving Canterbury the less attractive task of knocking over the Minor Premiers for a place in the Grand Final.
Hawke's Bay United
1. Richard GILLESPIE (gk)
1. Daniel ROBINSON (gk)
2. Aaron JONES
2. Aaron SCOTT(off 81')
3. Josh MARGETTS (off 77')
5. Brian SHELLEY
5. Bill ROBERTSON (c)
6. Matt CUNNEEN
8. Cole PEVERLEY
8. Chad COOMBES
10. Stephen HOYLE (off 85')
9. Milos NIKOLIC (off 88')
12. Harley RODEKA
10. Allan PEARCE
17. Fergus NEIL
11. Luiz DEL MONTE (off 65')
18. Dakota LUCAS
16. Tristian PRATTLEY
19. Rudi BAUERFEIND (off 75')
17. Jake BUTLER (c)
20. Conor TINNION
20. Ryan DE VRIES
26. Danyon DRAKE (rgk)
28. Alex CARR (rgk)
15. Ross HAVILAND (on 77')
3. Jack BEGUELY (on 81')
21. Matt BRUIN (on 75')
14. Daniel JONES (on 65')
22. Angus KILKOLLY (on 85')
21. Dylan STANSFIELD (on 88')
23. Masaki NOMOTO
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Kick Off has been delayed by 15 minutes due to Waitakere United arriving late. New Kick Off time is 2:15pm
Welcome to Bluewater Stadium for today's Round 13 clash between Hawke's Bay United and Waitakere United. It's another warm day here in the Bay with temperatures reaching as high as 26 degrees. Add to that the warm North Easterley, and today's match could be a true test of player conditioning.
Former Bay Coach and player Chris MCIVOR, who is now Bluewater Stadium ground annonuncer has given the pitch conditions for today's match. "Considering the lack of rain the Bay has seen over the past few weeks, the pitch is soft underfoot but a perfect surface for football to be played" MCIVOR said.
Hawkes Bay will kick off and play with a slight breeze at their backs.
And we're under way. The Bay in their standard Black and White while the visitors are in all Red.
DE VRIES has a half chance for the visitors as he strolls into the Bay box but his left foot shot is weak and GILLESPIE claims comftorbly.
Both sides playing some nice football. Crisp and accurate passing has the game flowing from end to end in the opening minutes.
NIKOLIC has the ball in the net for the visitors but the flag is up for offside.
Waitakere force the first corner of the match after good work from Aaron SCOTT down the right hand touch line. PRATTLEY whips in the corner but it's cleared at the near post by Bill ROBERTSON.
Aaron JONES does well to clear up at the back just as DE VRIES was looking to bare down on goal.
COOMBES gets on the end of a through ball, rounds GILLESPIE but can't score from the acute angle.
Waitakere coach Paul MARSHALL very vocal from the dugout this afternoon. Screams of "Come on... We're tearing them apart" are heard all over the park.
The Bay with a freekick 25 yards out. TINNION connects with it sweetley but can't keep it down and the ball flies over ROBINSON'S bar for a goal kick.
GILLESPIE saves well down at his near post after DE VRIES managed to get in behind the Bay defence and squeeze a shot on target.
PEVERLEY releases LUCAS through on goal. The former Waitakere striker lashes a first time volley at the bouncing ball and the strike flashes centremetres wide. Great chance for the home side.
PEARCE with his first real chance of the match. Good work from DE VRIES had saw the ball sprayed out to PEARCE but his left footed shot was blocked by ROBINSON. That looked goal bound.!!!!
TINNION creates some space but his shot is blocked. Waitakere counter attack and force another corner.
Good build up from the visitors and it's another corner to the away side.
GOAL WAITAKERE COOMBES whips in a great corner. It's not dealt with and at the back post and Jake BUTLER stabs the ball over the line. Poor defending by the home side.
The Bay struggling this afternoon. Not much drive from the home side. Very flat all over the park. Going to need to step it up if they want to match it with the Minor Premiers.
Finally some pressure from the Bay and they force their first corner of the match. ROBERTSON connects with a header but right into the arms of big Danny ROBINSON.
HALFTIME Hawke's Bay United 0 Waitakere United 1
A first half dominated by the vistors. The home side look very lack lustre and second to the ball. Chris GREATHOLDER and Perry COTTON won't be happy with what they have seen and i'd be expecting different attitudes come the second spell. For the vistors, they have dominated large periods of the match and could be ahead by more but have left the door open for the Bay.
Second half underway. No changes for either side.
DE VRIES with a mazie run right through the Bay central midfield, he feeds PEARCE who's cross can't quite find the advancing NIKOLIC at the back post.
DEL MONTE whips in a near perfect cross and finds NIKOLIC 6 yards out , but the former Hawke's Bay striker can't double the lead for the visitors as his header flies straight into the arms of GILLESPIE.
GOAL WAITAKERE CUNNEEN rises the highest to head another COOMBES corner into the back of the net and Waitakere have a little breathing space now.
GOAL WAITAKERE Ryan DE VRIES gets in on the action after he runs a long ROBINSON goal kick down a toes the ball into the net with ROBERTSON and GILLESPIE both stranded.
With 30 minutes to play the home side are struggling to match their visitors. Watakere just to quick, sharp and thorough for the home side.
HOYLE with a half chance on the edge of the box but he sprays his shot wide.
NEIL whips in a peach of a cross but RODEKA can't get steer his shot on target.
SUBSTITUTE WAITAKERE Luis DEL MONTE is replaced by Daniel JONES
New boy JONES is picked up for a late challenge on HOYLE. No card thou. It's good to see Peter O'LEARY keeping his cards in his pocket today. Cards seem to be given out way to easily in this league.
YELLOW CARD Commentators curse!! SCOTT in the referee's book. Head Clash!!!! SCOTT and TINNION both flie into the challenge and both now lie dazed on the turf.
SUBSTITUTE HAWKE'S BAY Rudi BAUERFEIND is replaced by Matt BRUIN
SUBSTITUTE HAWKE'S BAY Josh MARGETTS is replaced by Ross HAVILAND
YELLOW CARD TINNION finds himself in O'LEARY's book for consistant fouling.
SUBSTITUTE WAITAKERE Aaron SCOTT is replaced by Jack BEGUELY
The Bay have been delt to today. They have had no directness about themselves. ROBINSON in the Waitakere goal has not had to make a save all day. True reflection on the match.
GILLESPIE makes a stunning save off DE VRIES after good build up work from PEARCE had put him through on goal.
SUBSTITUTE HAWKE'S BAY Stephen HOYLE is replaced by Angus KILKOLLY.
SUBSTITUTE WAITAKERE Milos NIKOLIC is replaced by Daniel STANSFIELD
The fourth official has indicated a minimum of 3 minutes to be played.
90' + 1'
Waitakere force a late corner as they continue to heap the pressure on. Header straight to GILLESPIE.
90' + 3'
FULLTIME HAWKE'S BAY 0 WAITAKERE 3
FULLTIME. It's all over here at Bluewater Stadium. Waitakere thoroughly deserved all three points and continued their impressive undefeated season so far. The Bay didn't turn up today and we're on the end of a rampant Waitakere side. It also has paid end to their undefeated home season.