Hawke's Bay United
NZFC - Round 9
Sunday 18 January, 2009
Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Nick Waldron Crowd: 364
by Bob Pearce at Douglas Field
Waitakere fans had barely taken their seats at Douglas Field when referee Nick Waldron was flashing a yellow card to Paul Seaman. A second yellow 10 minutes later saw Seaman off and the game deteriorate into a scoreless draw.
"I think you're right that there weren't many shots on goal and that's unusual. This is the first game we've failed to score."
Hawke's Bay United
1 Richard Gillespie (GK)
1 Mitch O'Brien (GK)
3 Aaron Scott
2 Chris Davies
20 Jason Rowley
4 Greig Henslee (Abba 68)
16 Neil Emblen
6 Che Bunce
4 Tim Myers
7 Cole Peverley
15 Chris Bale
9 Daniel Kirkup
17 Jake Butler
10 Seule Soromon (McIvor 60)
8 Paul Seaman
11 Graham Fyfe
9 Benjamin Totori (Vincent 87)
13 Leon Birnie (78 Gearey)
12 Roy Krishna
16 Ian Hogg
13 Daniel Koprivcic (Sykes 29)
21 Woo-jae Kim
22 Danny Robinson (RGK)
5 Campbell Parkin
21 Kayne Vincent
8 Chris McIvor
11 Neil Sykes
12 James Oxtoby
27 Jacob Mathews
17 David Gearey
14 Jeff Campbell
19 Andrew Abba
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Fine and sunny with a westerly wind. Early yellow card for Seaman use of elbow.
Waitakere freekick on edge of area snaffled by goalie
Birnie gets head to cross from Fyfe but ball sails wide
Second yellow followed by RED CARD Seaman for second silly tackle
Bale freekick almost catches goalie napping as it spears through a mob of players
First corner to Waitakere easily cleared
Waitakere sub Sykes for Koprivcic.
Waitakere freekick on edge of area blocked by wall
Great chance for Waitakere as Krishna and Bale combine to deliver to Sykes but he trips over ball with goal at his mercy.
Totori fools defence but shoots weakly wide.
Fyfe beats Scott cleverly but Waitakere scramble clear
Bouncing ball in Waitakere area falls to Rowley who duffs his clearance but scrambles clear. Halftime no score and little football.
No changes at halftime
Yellow card Krishna
Bale drive from long range just over top.
Yellow card Kirkup
Sub Hawkes Bay McIvor on for Soromon.
Sykes freekick touched by goalie away for corner
Sub Hawkes Bay Abba on for Henslee.
Yellow card Peverley for studs up tackle
Yellow card Abba
Sub Hawkes Bay Gearey for Birnie
Hogg yellow for tackle on Totori on edge of area.
Sub Waitakere Vincent for Totori
Four minutes of stoppage time to play
90 plus one
Vincent outjumps goalie but ball scrambled clear
90 plus three
Corner Watakere scrambled clear.
Final whistle no score draw leaves Auckland City on top.