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Canterbury United

Hawke's Bay United


NZFC - Week 5
English Park
Sunday 22 November, 2009


Tom Lancaster 39

Joachim Rande 20



Halftime:  1 - 1                     Referee: Mirko Benischke                               Crowd: 525



by Gavin Searle at English Park

It was honours even in Christchurch as Canterbury United and Hawke’s Bay United fought out a 1-1 draw at English Park this afternoon.

A goal made in the Solomon Islands opened proceedings when the usually deadly Andrew Abba turned provider when he laid on an inviting cross for Joachim Rande to finish after 20 minutes.

Canterbury goalscorer Tom Lancaster. Photosport

Hawke’s Bay United’s joy was muted just five minutes before the break when - for the second match on the trot - Canterbury United scored a long range screamer courtesy of Tom Lancaster.

The distance of Canterbury’s goal was perhaps in part a testimony to the attacking edge Hawke’s Bay enjoyed through the dominance of Andrew Abba and Joachim Rande in an intriguing first half. But Canterbury’s reply was sublime and began after a run by Dan Terris that brought Aaron Clapham into play.

Clapham cleverly delivered a cross into the penalty area only for the Hawke’s Bay defence to repel the danger as far as the lurking Lancaster.

Lancaster set himself and let rip with a left foot rasper – one to rival team-mate Jordan Swaney’s effort against Waikato FC – beyond Richard Gillespie. Lancaster ‘bomber’, indeed.

After the game both coaches were pleased to gain a share of the points but also felt that if they had taken the most of their chances they could have taken the three points on offer in the second half.

"We got off to a slow start and they started well and it was not until they scored that we found our feet ... but in the second half we created more chances which should have wrapped up the win but in the end you will take a point at home,” Keith Braithwaite said.

"After three games we are mid table and having conceded just a couple of goals with the only disappointment is that we have next week off with the season a bit stop start the moment so it is hard to build any momentum", said Braithwaite.

Hawke’s Bay United coach Matt Chandler was satisfied with an away point but critical of certain facets of his team’s performance.

"I will take the point but felt that we played too deep, which is an area they needs to be addressed".
"In the end both teams had chances in the second half and their keeper made a couple of good saves", Chandler said.

Canterbury had the better of the early play in the second half but could not dead the deadlock with Hawkes Bay then having several half chances late in the game but in the end a draw was probably fair result on the flow of play.


Team Sheet

Canterbury United


Hawke's Bay United

18. Tom Batty (gk)

23. Richard Gillespie

2. Dan Terris (capt)

2. Sam Halligan

4. Gareth Rowe

3. Phil Clark

5. Matt Boyd

4. Chris Greatland (capt)

6. Andy Pitman out 81

7. Matt Hastings

7 Aaron Clapham

8. Leon Birnie out 80

9. Russel Kamo

10. Joachim Rande out 73

11. Tom Lancaster

11. Andrew Abba

12.Nick Wortelboer out 88

17. George Barbarouses

16. Daniel Burns

20. Chris McIvor

17. Glen Collins out 60

21. Stuart Ferguson



3. Jeremy Wild in 88

1. Shaun Peta (rgk)

13. Hue Frame

9. Danny Wilson in 73

19. Darren Overton in 60

12. Sam Jacob in 80

23. Jordan Swaney in 81

16. Marama Thompson

1. Chris Sinclaie (rgk)


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card


Play by Play

Welcome to English Park were the weather conditions are overcast and coll after overnight rain.


Play is underway

10 min

Free flowing game so far with both teams lokking to attack were ever possible

15 min

Stuart Ferguson head wide from HBU corner

20 min

GOAL!!! 0 - 1 Andrew Abba pulls ball back for Joachin Rande to tap home

25 min

Pace of Abba and Rande causing Canterbury problems

26 min

First Canterbury shot saved by keeper

31 min

Yellow Card: Ferguson (HBU) into bokk after tackle on Pitman

31 min

From resulting freekick Gillespie pulls of good save from head of Matt Boyd

32 min

Yellow Card: Terris (Canty) in the book for questioning referee

39 min

GOAL!!!!! 1 - 1 Tom Lancaster replies for Canty with a stunning strike from 30 metres after cross from Aaron Clapham is only half cleared

45 min

Matt Hastings blast high over bar from HBU freekick

45 min

1 min added time

45 min + 1

First half comes to an end even after Canty came back into the game late in the half after HBU had the better of the opening 30 minutes

46 min

Back under way with Clapham going close by Canty in opening seconds

55 min

Canty have started the better in this half having made most of the play since the break

60 min

Sub: Darren Overton (Canty) on for Glen Collins

64 min

Gillespie blocks shot from Russel Kamo with Clapham firing in rebound only to be cleared of line  

66 min

Yellow Card Barbarouses (HBU) also into the book 

73 min

Danny Wilson HBU on for the Rande in a somewhat suprising move as Rande always looked Bays most danagerous player

80 min

Sam Jacob HBU on for Leon Birnie

81 min

Jordan Swaney Canty on for Andy Pitman

85 mins

Slip by Nick Wortelboer allows Abba in with a chance but shots wide

86 min

Yellow Card Abba in the book for diving in penaly area 

90 min

3 mins added time

90 min + 3

Full Time A game were Canty would be disappointed that they did not take they second half changes. Report and pics to follow.