NZFC - Round 10
Douglas Field, Henderson
Saturday 24 January, 2009
Neil Emblen 16
Matt Friel 46
Halftime:2-0 Referee:Jamie Cross Crowd: 711
by Bob Pearce at Douglas Field
Waitakere United surged to the top of the New Zealand Football Championship with a 4-2 victory over cross-town rivals Auckland City at Douglas Field.
22 Danny Robinson
1 Ross Nicholson
3 Aaron Scott
7 James Pritchett
4 Tim Myers
5 Matt Williams
16 Neil Emblen
6 Ki-Hyung Lee
11 Neil Sykes
9 Paul Urlovic (Coombes 46)
14 Jeff Campbell (Zane Sole 81)
14 Keryn Jordan
17 Jake Butler
15 Ivan Vicelich
15 Chris Bale
19 Salesh Kumar
12 Roy Krishna (Mathews 90+2)
21 Riki Van Steeden (Friel 21)
9 Benjamin Totori
22 Xavi Roca (Nikolic 59)
21 Kayne Vincent (Pearce 69)
23 Liam Mulrooney
28 Steffan Marinovic (RGK)
3 Matt Friel (in 21)
18 Zane Sole (in 81)
8 Chad Coombes (in 46)
10 Allan Pearce (in 69)
12 Jacob Spoonley (RGK)
27 Jacob Mathews (in 90+2)
24 Milos Nikolic (in 59)
29 John Chisholm
25 Adam McGeorge
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Hot and sunny not much wind. Both teams have change of starting goalie.
Early corner to Waitakere, swings behind for goalkick
Jordan clear but shoots wide when under no pressure.
Long freekick almost bounces over Robinson's head into goal
Call for shorts for Waitakere player!!!
Shot by Vincent blocked by Nicholson.
GOAL! Left wing corner from Campbell, headed over Nicholson into net.
Van Steeden injured and replaced by Friel
Bale fires over top after poor clearance
Jordan has ball in net from great pass by Lee
GOAL! Krishna muscles his way through defence with suspicion of a push Auckland players protest and are lucky not to be booked but goal stands
Totori disposesses Kumar but robbed in one-on-one with goalie.
Yellow card Kumar for illegal tackle
Right wing corner for Waitakere, Bale heads wide.
Bale finds side netting with drive from acute angle
Yellow card Butler for tackle from behind.
45 plus one
Halftime 2-0, probably a little hard on Auckland City.
Urlovic replaced by Coombes up front for Auckland
GOAL! Right wing corner by Lee bullet header from Friel.
Lee freekick well saved by Robinson as Auckland pile on pressure.
GOAL! Totori shot blocked by Nicholson but Vincent on hand to tap home.
Substitution Auckland Roca off Nikolic on
Yellow card Coombes
Sub Pearce on for Vincent.
Mulrooney's clearance from Waitakere attack almost goes into own goal.
GOAL! Totori unleashes fierce shot from just outside area.
GOAL! Jordan sco0res from penalty after Williams floored.
Scramble in Waitakere area but Auckland can't get final touch. Jordan bicycle kick over top. Sub Waitakere Sole on for Campbell.
Mulrooney has time for shot but blasts wide.
Three minutes of stoppage time.
90 plus two
Mathews on for Krishna
FULLTIME Waitakere 4 Auckland 2.