Hawke's Bay United
NZFC - Week 16
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai
Sunday 28 February 2010
Roy Krishna 29 jake Butler 36 38 Dakota Lucas 90 plus two Andrew Abba 86
Halftime:3-0 Referee:Peter O'Leary Crowd:224
by Bob Pearce at Fred Taylor Park
Waitakere United captain Jake Butler had a day of highs and lows at Fred Taylor Park, but the highs definitely outnumbered the lows as his team beat Hawke's Bay United 4-1 and moved clear of Auckland City at the top of the NZFC table.
Fisher, often the forgotten man of an increasingly lethal outfit, scored two of the goals but he also missed a penalty.
Hawke's Bay came into the game minus six of their regular starters and Waitakere took the opportunity to omit player-coach Neil Emblen and striker Brent Fisher from the starting lineup, giving the very promising Ryan De Vries his first full game.
It took almost half an hour for the home team to open the scoring but when they got under way, they enjoyed a 10-minute goal rush.
In the 29th minute Allan Pearce, who had one of his best games of the season, made ground on the left and Roy Krishna provided the finishing touch, seven minutes later Butler benefited from a Krishna run and a couple of minutes later the captain made it 3-0 from a Pearce delivery.
Three goals up at the break, Waitakere looked poised for a goal fest but the Bay battled bravely in the second spell despite going a man down in the 60th minute.
Krishna was brought down by goalkeeper Richard Gillespie and referee Peter O'Leary signalled red card and penalty.
Reserve keeper Shaun Peta came on in place of Willie Stanger and produced an excellent diving save to deny Butler a hat-trick.
The Bay got one goal back in the 86th minute when Andrew Abba went on a solo raid through a static defence and slotted a perfect goal past Danny Robinson, who had been hardly troubled at any stage earlier.
The scoring was completed two minutes into time added on when Fisher, a late-game sub, cleverly put another substitute, Dakota Lucas, through to make it 4-1.
Hawke's Bay coach Matt Chandler was proud of the way his makeshift team had performed, particularly in the second half.
"Six of our regulars were not playing and I thought the boys were outstanding, particularly in the second half," he said.
"I thought we matched Waitakere, except for a 15-minute period when they were brilliant and showed their class.
"I was very disappointed about the red card. I thought it could have been a yellow. We've been targeting our last two games at home and now we'll be without our goalkeeper. Still it was a great save of Shaun's from the penalty."
Emblen, who had the luxury of watching a full game from the bench, was satisfied with the way his team played.
"I thought we totally controlled the first half and then perhaps had too much time when we were against 10 men. We wanted to give Fish a rest but he made a difference when he came on and set up the fourth goal.
"Ryan played well in his first 90 minutes. We've now scored three, four, four and four goals in our last four games at home."
Next week Waitakere head to Tahiti to play AS Manu Ura in a 2010 O-League match. Hawke's Bay play Canterbury at Park Island next Saturday 6 March, kick-off 12pm.
Hawke's Bay United
1 Danny Robinson (GK)
23 Richard Gillespie (GK)
2 Jason Rowley
20 Chris McIvor
3 Aaron Scott
16 Marama Thompson
7 Martin Bullock
22 Fergus Neil
9 Benjamin Totori (Fisher 78)
14 Willie Stanger (Peta 61)
10 Allan Pearce
12 Sam Jacob (Bevin 58)
11 Neil Sykes (Del Monte 68)
10 Joachim Rande (Hansson 58)
12 Roy Krishna (Lucas 78)
9 Dan Wilson
17 Jake Butler
7 Matt Hastings
20 Ryan de Vries
4 Chris Greatholder
21 Jack Pelter
11 Andrew Abba
8 Brent Fisher
1 Shaun Peta (RGK)
14 Luis Del Monte
15 Pomere Te Anau
16 Neil Emblen
18 Andrew Bevin
19 Dakota Lewis
13 Magnus Hansson
22 Liam Little (RGK)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Hot and sunny with a cross breeze. Coach Emblen leaves himself on the bench
Waitakere straight on to the attack down the left forcing corner, which is cleared
Again down the left with Allan pearce making ground, De Vries nearly gets foot on cross in front of goal
Another corner this time behind for goal kick
Freekick to Bay on halfway but no accuracy.
Frantic opening steadying. if they continue at that pace they'll die of heat exhaustion
Ref drops his yellow cards!! Is this a good sign?
McIvor shoots from long range dips just over bar. Bay's best effort
De Vries breaks on right but overhits his cross with defence scrambling
Freekick to Bay drifts just outside post as Robinson watches
Shot by Totori straight at keeper after pass by De Vries
Freekick to Waitakere, Sykes kick, header by Butler tipped over by Robinson
Waitakere peppering bay goal, can they hold on?
Abba breaks on right shot blocked for corner, second corner on other side, cleared
De Vries forces corner on right, Sykes delivers but cleared
GOAL! Run by Pearce on left, finished by Krishna
McIvor has chance but shot sails over bar
Yellow card McIvor foul on Totori
GOAL! Krishna splits defence and Jake Butler is on hand for the final touch despite the attentions of a defender
GOAL! Butler again after good work by Pearce
Long range shot from McIvor. No danger
Pearce breaks on left, exchanges passes with Totori but shoots into side netting
Two minutes added
45 plus one
Hand ball gives Waitakere freekick, cleared after some aerial ping pong
45 plus two
Rande makes strong run, crosses but McIvor fumbles chance
Halftime whistle and Waitakere well deserved 3-0 leaders
No changes at the break
Butler shoots from edge of penalty area, hits post and stays out. The captain's on fire
Krishna shoots from range but easy save
Bay pressing but defence holds well, Pelter is relishing his start
Speak of the devil! Pelter gets a yellow card for a foul tackle
Cross by rande but Neil can't connect in front of goal.
Rowley gets yellow for talking back to ref
Subs Hawkes Bay. Rande and Jacob off, Hansson and Bevin on
Krishna brought down by goalie Gillespie, penalty and red card for Gillespie,
Stanger off reserve goalie Peta on
Peta saves Butler's penalty
Ten-man Bay clear two corners
Del Monte on for Sykes
Abba breaks but runs out of passing options and is well tackled by Scott
Both teams struggling in the heat.
Waitakere subs. Fisher for Totori, Lucas for Krishna
Long shot by Butler well saved by Gillespie
Referee has left red card on pitch, nobody owns it!
Fisher sets up Lucas but he muffs chnace
GOAL! Solo raid by Abba and he fires into corner past Robinson
Five minutes extra to be played. That's all right if ypu've sat at halfway for 90 mins
90 plus two
GOAL! Lucas clear and scores through tiring defence
90 plus five
Yellow for De Vries as final whistle sounds