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ASB Premiership - Round 13, Bluewater Stadium,  Napier,    17th February 2013

3

 

Jake BUTLER 31'
Matt CUNNEEN 51'
Ryan DE VRIES 56'

 

             

Halftime:   0 - 1                           Referee:   P. O'LEARY                   Crowd: 415

 

Waitakere end Hawke's Bay's unbeaten home run

by David Gearey at Park Island
asbpremiership.co.nz

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.
 
The former Champions and this year’s league leaders we’re not only clinical, but passionately outmatched their opponents in all aspects of a much anticipated clash.
 
The game began brightly enough for the home side and they should have taken the lead.
 
In the 20th minute Cole Peverley released Dakota Lucas, the former Waitakere striker only had Robinson to beat, but lashed at the bouncing ball and his volley scraped just wide.
 
And 10 minutes later the visitors made the hosts pay.
 
Coombes who had a strong match for Waitakere, whipped in a series of wonderful corners that troubled the Bay defence all day.
 
In one such case, Jake Butler was on hand to poke the ball home at the back post from just five yards out on 31 minutes.

It was a pivotal moment as the champions stepped up a gear.
 
Hawke’s Bay never got back into the game from this point and we’re guilty of turning possession over with alarming frequency.
 
It wasn’t until the 51st minute however, that Waitakere finally put the game to bed with a devastating five minute spell.
 
Former Hawke’s Bay lad Matt Cunneen rose the highest from another Coombes corner, before powering his header into the back of the Bay net to make it 2-0.

And just five minutes later the game was over for Hawke's Bay United.
 
The impressive and hard working Ryan De Vries chased down a Danny Robinson goal kick and after a bit of luck and confusion between Bill Robertson and his keeper Richard Gillespie, de Vries had a simple tap-in to complete the scoring.
 
Waitakere continued to taunt the home side with wave after wave of attacking football but couldn’t add to the score sheet.
 
Waitakere have now completed the regular season with the impressive seven wins from seven away matches.
 
The visitors however, will be sweating on the fitness of Aaron Scott after a nasty head clash saw the former All White substituted late in the piece.
 
Hawke’s Bay assistant coach Perry Cotton was obviously a little disappointed with his side’s performance that put end to their undefeated home run this campaign, but the former All White had only positive things to say toward their winning opponents.
 
“Waitakere are the best side in the league and when you can go away from home and win seven from seven, then you deserve to win  the Minor Premiership," Cotton said.
 
“I think we went toe to toe with you out there today, but there are certainly things we need to address and work on," he added.
 
Waitakere assistant coach David White was delighted to come to the Bay and take all three points, and put it down to their continued outstanding away form this season.
 
“That’s our seventh away game of the year and our seventh win, which is unprecedented, so I congratulate our boys for that,”  White said.
 
“Today it was two really good teams going for it, and it was a great advertisement for New Zealand football but I’m glad our boys came away with it in the end," he said.
 
Hawke’s Bay now drop to fourth position on the table and if things stay as they are, then they will meet Waitakere again in the playoffs.
 
The will be hoping that Waitakere can repeat today’s performance next Sunday when they host third place Canterbury 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.

 

 

Team Sheet

Hawke's Bay United


V

Waitakere 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

Substitutes

Substitutes

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

=goal

=yellow card

=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

-30'

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.

-20'

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.

1'

And we're under way.  The Bay in their standard Black and White while the visitors are in all Red.

3'

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.

5'

Both sides playing some nice football.  Crisp and accurate passing has the game flowing from end to end in the opening minutes.

6'

NIKOLIC has the ball in the net for the visitors but the flag is up for offside.

7'

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.

10'

Aaron JONES does well to clear up at the back just as DE VRIES was looking to bare down on goal.

12'

COOMBES gets on the end of a through ball, rounds GILLESPIE but can't score from the acute angle.

14'

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.

15'

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.

17'

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.

20'

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. 

25'

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.!!!!

27'

TINNION creates some space but his shot is blocked.  Waitakere counter attack and force another corner.

30'

Good build up from the visitors and it's another corner to the away side. 

31'

 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.

37'

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.

40'

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.

45'

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. 

46'

Second half underway.  No changes for either side.

48'

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.

50'

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.

51'

 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.

56'

 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.

60'

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.

61'

HOYLE with a half chance on the edge of the box but he sprays his shot wide.

63'

NEIL whips in a peach of a cross but RODEKA can't get steer his shot on target.

65'

SUBSTITUTE WAITAKERE Luis DEL MONTE is replaced by Daniel JONES 

67'

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.

73'

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.

75'

SUBSTITUTE HAWKE'S BAY Rudi BAUERFEIND is replaced by Matt BRUIN

77'

SUBSTITUTE HAWKE'S BAY Josh MARGETTS is replaced by Ross HAVILAND

77'

YELLOW CARD TINNION finds himself in O'LEARY's book for consistant fouling.

81'

SUBSTITUTE WAITAKERE Aaron SCOTT is replaced by Jack BEGUELY

82'

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.

84'

GILLESPIE makes a stunning save off DE VRIES after good build up work from PEARCE had put him through on goal.

85'

SUBSTITUTE HAWKE'S BAY Stephen HOYLE is replaced by Angus KILKOLLY.

88'

SUBSTITUTE WAITAKERE Milos NIKOLIC is replaced by Daniel STANSFIELD

90'

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.