Hawke's Bay United
ASB Premiership - Round 3
Park Island, Napier
Sunday 13 November, 2011
Hamish WATSON 45'
Halftime: 2-0 Referee: Mark Hester Crowd: 403
by David Gearey at Park Island
But it took until the end of the first half for the 400 strong crowd to have anything to cheer about.
Hamish Watson notched up his second goal of the season when he pounced on a Canterbury defensive error to calmly slot past Adam Highfield in the opposition goal.
Fourth official Matt Conger immediately held up the two minutes of additional time and Bay captain Bill Robertson doubled the home side's advantage when he rose highest to head a Hawke’s Bay corner in from just six yards.
Both sides exchanged chances and had it not had been for the impressive Shaun Peta in the Hawke’s Bay goal then Canterbury would have continued their goal scoring run which had previously seen them score 9 goals in their last two fixtures.
Hawke’s Bay wrapped the match up on 62 minutes when youngster Sam Margetts bore down on goal, slipped past Highfield, and neatly drove the ball into the back of the net for the Bay’s third of the day.
Matt Chandler was impressed with his side after a disappointing draw the previous week.
Chandler said: “We were class today and it’s probably one of the best performances I’ve seen out there(Park Island) in a long time”
“We showed character and resilience and I’m very impressed how we responded after last weekend,” he added.
Canterbury’s coach Keith Braithwaite was disappointed with the result but heaped praise on the young Hawke’s Bay side.
“We can only play as well as your opposition let you and today Hawke’s Bay wanted it more than us” he said.
So both sides have a week off with the OFC Champions League scheduled for next weekend.
For Hawke’s Bay, the search to fill the void left by Matt Chandler begins.
Hawke's Bay United
26. Shaun PETA
22. Adam HIGHFIELD
2. Fergus NEIL
3. Mark JOHNSTON
5. Bill Robertson (c)
5. Tom SCHWARZ
6. Stephen HINDMARSH (BAUERFIEND 27')
7. Darren WHITE (off 79')
7. Matt HASTINGS (BARLOW 78')
8. Aaron CLAPHAM
8. Adam COWAN
9. George SLEFENDORFAS (off 79')
10. Sam MARGETTS
10. Russell KAMO
11. Coner TINNION
11. Matt THOMAS
12. Adam CHANDLER
14. Josh SMITH (off 65')
14. Danny WILSON
15. Julyan COLLETT
18. Hamish WATSON (J. MARGETTS 85')
17. Cole PEVERLEY
30. Matt GOULD (rgk)
6. Geoff MACINTYRE
3. Alex BARLOW (on 78')
12. Andrew BARTON (on 79')
15. Rudi BAUERFEIND (on 27')
13. Francis DE VRIES (on 65')
17. Tom BISS
20. Ken YAMAMOTO (on 79')
21. Josh MARGETTS (on 85')
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
A warm welcome to Bluewater Stadium for this Round 3 fixture between Hawke's Bay and Canterbury. It an overcast day here in the bay and a hint of rain maybe to come. Could cause for an appertising match. Kick off is only 30 minutes away. We will see you soon for our live updates....
A physical start to the match here. Bill ROBERTSON winning a couple of well timed challenges.
WATSON with the first chance of the match for Hawke's Bay as his cross is palmed onto the crossbar by HIGHFIELD
A scrappy start to the match as both sides settle into the game
A great cross from Matt THOMAS is won in the air by ROBERTSON but his header is only cleared as far as Darren WHITE who hits a well timed volley only to see it brush past the PETA'S upright.
Referee Mark HESTER has a chat to Danny WILSON and George SLEFENDORFAS as tempers flare in their early battle.
Sam MARGETTS trys his luck from 30 yards as his audacious lob just sneaks wide of the post as he nearly catches HIGHFIELD off his line.
YELLOW CARD The first booking of the match goes the way of Canterburys Darren WHITE for a miss timed challenge on Sam MARGETTS.
A great battle is emerging here between SLEFENDORFAS and ROBRTSON. Both players have a physical side to their games and both are not shy to imply in their early exchanges.
SUBSTITUTE An early replacement for Hawke's Bay which has Rudi BAUERFIEND coming on for an injured Stephen HINDMARSH
Rudi BAUERFIEND finds himself right in the thick of the action as his through ball is collected by MARGETTS but his superbly executed chip again just slides past the post.
Canterbury with their best chance of the match. Tom SCHWARZ gets on the end of free kick but his header is into the side netting.
We are straight down the other end as Hawke's Bays Hamish WATSON beats 3 players but his left foot shot is off target.
Adam COWAN gets through on goal but unlike last week he can't finish past a hapless HIGHFIELD in goal.
Matt HASTINGS lines up a free kick from 30 yards but drives it straight into the wall.
GOAL Canterbury concede their first goal of the season. Hamish WATSON punishes a defensive mistake and slots past HIGHFIELD in the canterbury goal.
Fourth official Matt CONGER has indicated there will be a minimum of 2 minutes of additional time.
GOAL Hawkes Bay double their lead deep into added time. Captain Bill ROBRTSON gets on the end of a well placed corner to head Hawkes bay into a 2 nil lead.
HALFTIME Hawkes Bay 2 Canterbury 0
Hawkes Bay take a well deserved lead into the break with late goals to Hamish WATSON and Bill ROBERTSON. Canterbury will be disapointed to let in 2 late goals but Hawke's Bay have had the better chances of the first half.
NEIL draws a freekick from WHITE who needs to be careful as he's already been booked. The resulting free kick is clipped to the far post but a foul ables Hawke's Bay to clear.
CHANDLER flicks on a Canterbury freekick and nearly into his own net.
From the resulting corner COLLETT'S header is theatrically clearded of the line by the evergreen Bill ROBERTSON.
SLEFENDORFAS leaves his foot in on a challenge with Fergus NEIL. Canterbury tempers are boiling over as they find themselves in an unfamiliar position.
CLAPHAM gets caught by a stray Fergus NEIL elbow. The all white will have to come off as claret streams from his mouth.
GOAL Sam MARGETTS gets himself on the scoresheet. A through ball by Coner TINNION and the striker makes no mistake as he rounds HIGHFIELD ans slots for Hawke's Bays third of the day.
SUBSTITUTE The first substitute for Canterbury. Josh SMITH is replaced by Francis DE VRIES
THOMAS draws a superb save out of PETA as his longe range shot looked destined for the top corner.
PETA again saves down low from a THOMAS shot. The young keeper really making an impact as Canterbury chase the game.
YELLOW CARD COWAN gets Hawke's Bays first booking of the match as frustration from not recieving a free kick himself results in him going straight through the back of a Canterbury player.
Sam MARGETTS is denied his second goal of the day when his header beats HIGHFIELD but can't beat the last gasp clearance from Mark JOHNSTON.
CLAPHAM curls a free kick but cant keep it down and his shot clips the top of the cross bar.
SUBSTITUTE Matt HASTINGS comes off for Alex BARLOW
SUBSTITUTE A double substitution for Canterbury. SLEFENDORFAS and WHITE off for BARTON and YAMAMOTO
YELLOW CARD BARTON has only been on for a minute but immediatly upsets referee Mark HESTER and gains himself an early yellow card.
PETA again has the measure of THOMAS. His volley is neatly tipped over by the outstretched Hawke's Bay keeper.
SUBSTITUTE WATSON is replaced by Josh MARGETTS and joins his brother up front for the final 5 minutes.
ROBERTSON owns YAMAMOTO and sets off down the pitch. He then releases BARLOW one on one but his weak shot can't beat HIGHFIELD in goal.
The fourth official has indicated a minimum of 3 minutes of additional time to be played.
HAWKE'S BAY 3 CANTERBURY 0
Hawkes Bay close out the final 3 minutes. A well deserved victory for the home side. It could have been more and Canterbury can feel themselves lucky it wasn't, as the Bay pick up their first win of the season and Canterbury their first loss.