New Zealand Football wishes to advise that Hawke’s Bay United has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the ASB Premiership Round 8 match against Wanderers SC on Sunday 12 January.
There is now a three-way tie for first place while previous league leaders and defending champions Waitakere United have dropped to fourth following the first round of ASB Premiership action since the festive period.
Hawke's Bay scored the goals, the Wanderers played the football – a familiar story as the Bay won 3-1 at North Harbour Stadium.
Five games, three losses, two draws – what can be read into the bare statistics about Wanderers SC, the youthful innovation in the ASB Premiership this season?
AUCKLAND - Eight goals, a couple of red cards and incidents galore made for a Christmas cracker of a game as Auckland City drew 4-4 with Hawkes Bay United at Kiwitea St.