ASB Premiership - Round 2
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Sunday 6 November, 2011
Ryan de VRIES 31'
Halftime: 0-3 Referee: Campbell Kirk-Waugh Crowd: 950
by Rab Smith at Forsyth Barr Stadium
22. Peter Evans (GK)
1. Danny ROBINSON
4. Jude FITZPATRICK
2. Jason ROWLEY (Tulioma 83')
5. Matt JOY
4. Tim MYERS
8. Seamus RYDER
7. Martin BULLOCK
2. Liam LOCKHART (Hindson 71')
8. Chris BALE
10. Ant HANCOCK (Mepham 35')
10. Allan PEARCE
15. Darren OVERTON
11. Ross McKENZIE
18. Harley RODEKA (COLDICOTT 81')
12. Roy KRISHNA (Lovemore 77')
21. Mike CUNNINGHAM
17. Jake BUTLER (c)
27. TOM CONNOR (c)
20. Ryan DeVRIES (Feni 68')
6. Morgan DAY
24. Luke ADAMS
14. Sam MEPHAM (35')
16. Neil EMBLEN
19. Zac RATHBONE
22. Matt UPTON
23. Jackson MITCHELL
26. Bill Tulioma (83')
1. Oswaldo RODRIGuES
25. Sean LOVEMORE (77')
7. Regan COLDICOTT (81')
15. Gagame Feni (68')
28. Nick HINDSON (71')
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Hello and Welcome to the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin for the first ever ASB Premiership match at this new indoor venue. While few expect the crowd to be as big as Football's debut here, where the Wellington Phoenix took on Brisbane back in August in front of 15,037, there is hope of drawing a good size crowd for this historic fixture. The visitors, the very impressive, defending champion Waitakere United team are coming of a 10-0 victory in the O-League. Otago are not helped by the absence of thier talismatic skipper Tristan Prattley, who played a key role in thier opening day 2-2 draw away to Wellington. Approximately 5 minutes away from kickoff, pitch is in good condition, weather warm with a nice breeze.
Otago win the toss and play to the West. Waitakere kick off.
Apologies for delay, issues with wireless internet.
Game fairly even, chances at both ends early, Waitakere looking the sharper team at this stage.
KRISHNA shot deflected over by EVANS. Corner easily cleared
Foul near edge of the box by OVERTON, receives talking to from referee Kirk-Waugh. Free Kick punched clear.
Waitakere camped in Otago half but can't connect the final pass. Otago defence is only just holding on.
Long shot from PEARCE deflected out for a corner by LOCKHART.
Rare Otago chance saw HANCOCK's header easily saved by keeper ROBINSON.
Seamus RYDER loses posession, Waitakere counter attack comes to nothing
RODEKA makes a quick run into the box, bought down, but penalty appeal goes unanswered.
OVERTON with a quick dash down the left hand flank, cross deflected out for a corner, appeals for a handball penalty turned down.
GOAL! Breakaway from Waitakere down the right, and Ryan deVRIES tucks it away in the bottom right corner. Waitakere lead 1-0.
Head clash, in the area, and Ant HANCOCK goes down. Stretcher is on, and HANCOCK doesn't look like he'll play any further part.
RYDER corner for Otago is dealt with easily by Waitakere and they break out with BALE missing narrowly.
DAY leaves temporaily with a blood injury.
GOAL! Waitakere long shot deflected by Evans. KRISHNA with the tap in. 2-0 Waitakere
4th Official signals 5 minutes to be added on
Goalmouth scramble, sees FITZPATRICK put it in his own net. 3-0 Waitakere.
And thats halftime.
Second half underway, Otago needing something special to get anything out of this one.
Waitakere on top early, Luke ADAMS' header skimming the top of the bar.
Fast break from Waitakere sees Liam LOCKHART deflect it back to keeper EVANS. Appeals for a passback denied.
Darren OVERTON with Otago's first real chance, skimming the right hand upright.
Crowd getting noisey, as Otago try and get some momentum.
Roy KRISHNA falls just outside the box. Referee Kirk-Waugh decides it was a push. Free kick Waitakere. Otago not happy.
Allan PEARCE's free kick is deflected wide. Corner causes Otago defence no trouble.
Otago's Mike CUNNINGHAM shot is deflected then saved by keeper ROBINSON.
GOAL! A cross from a left wing break gives an easy tap in for Allan PEARCE. Otago really stuggling to keep up with Waitakere's fitness. 4-0 Waitakere
Yellow Card for Otago's Mike CUNNINGHAM for a reckless tackle.
GOAL! Another goal mouth scramble sees the ball in the roof of the Otago net. Potenially an own goal, the ground announcer is giving it to Allan PEARCE.
Yellow card for Otago's Sam Mepham.
GOAL! Waitakeres Sean LOVEMORE beat 3 defenders and slotted it away. 6-0 Waitakere. A complete performance by a Waitakere team who have enjoyed the vast width of the pitch
Gagame FENI hits the post for Waitakere
Waitakere more than happy to use the full width of the field to hold onto the ball in a passing display similar to that of the Brisbane Roar on this pitch back in August.
And thats time. Waitakere United far to good and clinical today. Otago were never in it and they have alot of work to do. Waitakere United 6, Otago United 0. Rab Smith will follow with his match report.