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Waitakere United

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 


Butler double fires Waitakere clear

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.


Team Sheet

Waitakere United


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)


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card


Play by Play

0 mins

Hot and sunny with a cross breeze. Coach Emblen leaves himself on the bench

1 min 

Waitakere straight on to the attack down the left forcing corner, which is cleared

3 mins

Again down the left with Allan pearce making ground, De Vries nearly gets foot on cross in front of goal

4 mins

Another corner this time behind for goal kick

6 mins

Freekick to Bay on halfway but no accuracy.

7 mins

Frantic opening steadying. if they continue at that pace they'll die of heat exhaustion

9 mins

Ref drops his yellow cards!! Is this a good sign?

10 mins 

McIvor shoots from long range dips just over bar. Bay's best effort

12 mins

De Vries breaks on right but overhits his cross with defence scrambling

17 mins

Freekick to Bay drifts just outside post as Robinson watches

19 mins

Shot by Totori straight at keeper after pass by De Vries

22 mins

Freekick to Waitakere, Sykes kick, header by Butler tipped over by Robinson

24 mins

Waitakere peppering bay goal, can they hold on?

25 mins

Abba breaks on right shot blocked for corner, second corner on other side, cleared

27 mins

De Vries forces corner on right, Sykes delivers but cleared

29 mins

GOAL! Run by Pearce on left, finished by Krishna

32 mins

McIvor has chance but shot sails over bar

33 mins

Yellow card McIvor foul on Totori

36 mins

GOAL! Krishna splits defence and Jake Butler is on hand for the final touch despite the attentions of a defender

38 mins

GOAL! Butler again after good work by Pearce

41 mins

Long range shot from McIvor. No danger

44 mins

Pearce breaks on left, exchanges passes with Totori but shoots into side netting

45 mins

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

46 mins

No changes at the break

47 mins

Butler shoots from edge of penalty area, hits post and stays out. The captain's on fire

48 mins

Krishna shoots from range but easy save

50 mins

Bay pressing but defence holds well, Pelter is relishing his start

51 mins

Speak of the devil! Pelter gets a yellow card for a foul tackle

53 mins

Cross by rande but Neil can't connect in front of goal.

55 mins

Rowley gets yellow for talking back to ref

58 mins

Subs Hawkes Bay. Rande and Jacob off, Hansson and Bevin on

60 mins

Krishna brought down by goalie Gillespie, penalty and red card for Gillespie,

61 mins

Stanger off reserve goalie Peta on

62 mins

Peta saves Butler's penalty

63 mins

Ten-man Bay clear two corners

68 mins

Del Monte on for Sykes

75 mins

Abba breaks but runs out of passing options and is well tackled by Scott

77 mins

Both teams struggling in the heat.

78 mins

Waitakere subs. Fisher for Totori, Lucas for Krishna

81 mins

Long shot by Butler well saved by Gillespie

82 mins

Referee has left red card on pitch, nobody owns it!

85 mins

Fisher sets up Lucas but he muffs chnace

86 mins

GOAL! Solo raid by Abba and he fires into corner past Robinson

90 mins

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