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Otago United

Hawke's Bay United


NZFC - Round 5, Carisbrook,  Saturday 1 December 4pm


Croydon Wheeler 31         

Jeremy Brockie 3
Stu Wilson 88



Halftime: 1-1                     Referee: Jamie Cross                               Crowd: 


Wilson winner, but Brockie rocket

By Rab Smith at Carisbrook

Brockie and his team-mates celebrate his early missile. Photo: Rab SmithSuper sub Stu Wilson snatched three points for Hawke’s Bay when he scored in the 88th minute for a 2-1 win that left Otago United players slumped on the Carisbrook turf.
In the New Zealand Football Championship match, Wilson’s breakaway goal - with the crowd screaming for offside – was dramatic enough, but was almost insignificant compared to Jeremy Brockie’s superb opener in the second minute.
Otago coach Terry Phelan had warned, “watch that Brockie if he runs square, he’s liable to have a dig.”
True to the script, but maybe earlier than expected, Brockie cut across from the right, with Otago defenders never far away, and unleashed a left footer that went like an exocet missile.
It was a goal that would have graced any league in the world.
Hardly the start Otago wanted after being mauled 6-0 last week by Manawatu, but the blue and golds dug deep and carried the game to coach Jonathan Gould’s side.
Playing his best game for Otago, Aaron Burgess led the home side in attack, well supported by Brad Scott, and with Croyden Wheeler full of energy plus captain Andy Coburn driving through from midfield.
Wheeler burst through but could not keep his shot down, then an acrobatic bicycle kick by Burgess went spinning narrowly wide. Coburn and Terry Alvino pushed forward and getting bodies into the box finally paid off for Otago.
Stu Wilson is head over heels after scoring a dramatic winner for Hawke's Bay. Photo: Rab SmithIn the 30th minute, Coburn delivered a top cross from the left and Burgess launched a strong header that Bays keeper Mitch O’Brien could only parry – and in darted Wheeler to equalize.
Scoring their first goal of the season switched on the Dunedin side and in rapid succession a series of shots were launched that had keeper O’Brien showing electric form as he reflexed the ball away to safety.
However from the bench, coach Phelan’s calls to hold team shape were spot on, as the Bay hit back with Jimmy Cudd spraying passes around and Graham Fyfe carving past tackles.
The score remained 1-1 at halftime but Otago struggled to reproduce its earlier dominance, and Fyfe almost unlocked Otago’s defence with a scoop pass over giant centreback Kev Taylor which required keeper Little to dive and smother the danger.
Both teams went to the bench with a flurry of substitutions, but the most telling was when Stu Wilson replaced a tiring Cudd, and had almost immediate effect.
Wilson’s fresh legs took him past defenders as he raced onto a through ball from Jarrod Smith, and despite being forced wide by keeper Little, he calmly slid in an acute angled shot to win the match with two minutes to go.
Hawke's Bay coach Gould paid tribute to Brockies “wonder goal” at the start, and praised Otago for getting back up off the canvas.

Aaron Burgess and Jesse Molloy share a high five after Wheeler's equaliser. Photo Rab Smith“We recovered our composure in the second half and played some good football.”
“This year we have quality players to bring off the bench, and our winning goal was great reward for a long day that started at 5.30 am this morning – and may go on to the same time tomorrow from the way those players are celebrating.”
Otago assistant coach Mike Fridge said, “It’s a cruel game. Two goals at either end – one after two minutes, and the other with just two minutes to go…”
“In between I thought Otago played some spirited football, especially when we had Hawke's Bay on the rack, and their keeper pulled off some top class saves.”
“We also scored our first goal today – so that’s one barrier we crossed. Pity we did not get at least a point. I reckon we were worth it.”

In a reverse of round one fixtures, next week sees Otago travel to Hamilton to face Waikato FC while Hawke's Bay welcome Canterbury United.

Photos: Rab Smith


Team Sheet

Otago United

NZFC - Round 5, Carisbrook


Hawke's Bay United

Saturday 1 December Kickoff 4pm

1. Liam Little

1. Mitch O'Brien

2. Nick Dale

3. Cole Peverley

5. Kevin Taylor

4. Greig Henslee

6. Terry Alvino

5. Campbell Parkin

10. Brad Scott (out 70)

6. Ian Hogg

11. Andy Coburn

10. Jeremy Brockie (out 60)

12. Aaron Burgess (out 80)

11. Graham Fyfe

15. John Chisholm

16. Jimmy Cudd (out 72)

16. Jesse Malloy

19. Jonathan Taylor

17. Croyden Wheeler

20. Sam Jenkins

18. Mike Smith

25. Jarrod Smith (out 90+1)



3. Terry Phelan

2. Curtis Davies

8. Mike Flaws (in 70)

7. Stu Wilson (in 72)

9. John Lang (in 80)

9. Sam Messam (in 60)

13. Callum Flaws

17. David Geary (in 90+1)

21. Ben Keat

23. Scott Dunn


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card


Play by Play


Welcome to Carisbrook for this NZFC fixture between Otago United and the visiting Hawkes Bay United. The Dunedin weather is remaining calm with a threat of showers later in the game. Otago United coach Terry Phelan has rotated his squad which is seeking to find the net for the first time this season.  

3 mins

GOAL! 0 - 1 Hawkes Bay United have taken the lead as Jeremy Brockie unleases a thunderbolt from 20 yards with the left foot into the top corner.

8 mins

Promising ball into the box with Aaron Burgess narrowlly missing striking immediately back for Otago United

20 mins

Intelligent lead up play creates an oppourtunity for Fyfe who just misses the target with a 12 yard volley

23 mins

Great chance falls for Croyden Wheeler who is unable to keep his strike down

26 mins

Yellow card for Nick Dale hacks down Ian Hogg

31 mins

GOAL! 1 - 1. Otago United equalise through a strong header from ten yards by Croydon Wheeler

36 mins

Another great chance for Otago created by Coburn they are beginning to turn the screws here

45 mins

Halftime 1 -1. Fairly even game thus far, Otago United have had the more clear cut oppourtunities.

46 mins

The second half gets underway no changes to either side

54 mins

Burgess makes a promising run but is stopped in his progress by a last ditch tackle

60 mins

SUB. Hawkes Bay United. Sam Messam In, Jeremy Brockie Out

73 mins

SUB. Otago United. John Lang In, Bradley Scott Out

75 mins

SUB. Hawkes Bay United. Stu Wilson In, Jimmy Cudd Out

81 mins

SUB. Otago United. Michael Flaws In, Aaroun Burgess Out

83 mins

Great chance for Hawkes Bay to take the points but Little stands up big in goal to the strike

86 mins

Foul by Nick Dale on the edge of the box should count himself lucky to have stayed on the pitch after his earlier yellow card

88 mins

GOAL! 1 -2. Stu Wilson puts Hawkes Bay United back in front after being played in by Jarrod Smith

90 + 1

SUB. Hawkes Bay United. David Geary In, Jarrod Smith Out

90 + 3

FULLTIME. Mr Cross blows his wistle for the final time today, Hawkes Bay United take the 3 points today