ASB Premiership - Week 4,
ASB Football Park, Christchurch,
Sunday 27 November 2011
Aaron CLAPHAM pen 22'
Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Campbell- Kirk Waugh Crowd: 300
by John Donnachie at ASB Football Park
1. Adam Highfield (GK)
1 Phil Imray (GK)
5. Tom Schwarz
2. Tim Schaeffers
7. Darren White (Barton 74')
4. Michael Eagar
8. Aaron Clapham
5. Nick Branch (Duncan 46')
9. George Slefendorfas
6. Darren Cheriton
10. Russell Kamo
8. Michael White (Fleming 66')
11. Matt Thomas (Opperman 56')
10. Dakota Lucas
15. Julyan Collett
11. Tyson Holmes
16. Joe Murray
12. Ethan Galbraith (Fenton 38')
17. Cole Peverley (Johnson 66')
19. James Musa
24. Jeremy Wild
20. Luke Rowe
1. Tom Batty (RGK)
3. Jamie Duncan (in 45')
3. Mark Johnson (in 66')
9. Patrick Fleming (in 66')
12. Andrew Barton (in 74')
15. Sam Mason-Smith
19. Calvin Opperman (in 56')
23. Louis Fenton (in 38')
20. Ken Yamamoto
Scott Basalalaj (RGK)
=2 yellow cards
= red card
Play by Play
Welcome to ASB Football Park, conditions are perfect, gentle breeze and temperature around 21 degrees. Early team news - Aaron Clapham continues at full-back for the hosts. Defender Luke Rowe is a surprise selection for the visitors-he was not expected to play. Almost underway, there is a minute silence for Jade Bayliss- daughter of Canty Goalkeeper coach Gary Bayliss.
The best player in today's clash will be presented with the Justin Lucas memorial. trophy. Justin was a former Canterbury and Wellington player who died tragically last year in the United States.
3' Imray gets down and saves a Matt Thomas shot from edge of te box.
5' Great save from Imray in Wellington goal as he turns a goalbound George Slefendorfas shot over te bar
7' Canty on top. Slenfendorfas giving the visitors problems.
9'Slefendorfas is BOOKED for clumsy tackle in midfield
10'Wellington have won two freekicks round Canty area - but neither has threatened Highfield in Canty goal.
12' Kamo cross just out of the reach of Slenfendorfas-near thing
15'Chance for Wellington. Tyson Holmes finds place outside box -but shoots wide.
17'Corner for Canty- Schwarz heads just over from far post.
19'End to end Corner Wellington comes to nothing. Canty corner is harmless too- bal goes out ofplay opposite side of field
21'PENALTY Canty- Musa tangles with Slefendorfas- referee consults linesman. Musa BOOKED. Handball was the offence.
22'Clapham scores from the spot with his trademark poise wrong footing Imray.
27'More bad news for Wellington-Musa SENT OFF- late tackle on Darren White
30' Slefendorfas threatens again- threads pass through just cleared.
32'Darren White almost scores with hook shot from edge of box -just over
38' Wellington's Ethan Galbraith almost pounces in the box against the run of play with a shot which Highfield has to hold at the second attempt.
SUB for Wellington Galbraith OFF Fenton ON
40' Canty on top, Wellington reduced to the odd breakaway.
42' Great run by White crosses over and Matt Thomas shot is headed over fo a corner
44'Canty corner - White speculative shot just misses the foot of the predator Slefendorfas
45+2 Free-kick Canty 30 yards out. Great free-kick from Clapham flashes across th box with Slefendorfas almost on h end of it.
46' Underway- Wellington SUB Jamie Duncan on for Nick Branch
47' Joe Murray shot comfortably saved by Phil Imray
50' Freekick Wellington- Cheriton freekick punched clear by Highfield.
51'BOOKING- Julyan Collett - Freekick Wellington 20 yards out- Michael White shot turned round post by Highfield- good effort
55' Canty SUB Calvin Opperman makes his debut for Matt Thomas
58' Cole Peverley almost scores with run and shot inside the box saved by Imray
61'Slefendorfas crosses and Kamo shoots towards goal -blocked by Wellington defender.
62'Sorry folks loss in transmission.
72' Wellington almost score- Louis Fenton one on one with Highfield but denied by goalie's knee.
74'Kamo denied now by Imray at the other end. Good save down to his far post
75' Wellington hanging in there- despite having ten men.
76' Canty SUB Darren White for Andy Barton
78' Canty looking for a clincher- they have a corner
80' Comes to nothing, Wellington still in this.
Dakota Lucas brings a great save out of Highfield in Canty goal- Big goalie touches over.
83'Tense times for Canty- Kamo down and they have used all 3 subs.
84' Fenton tests Highfield but his shot is weak.
85' Indecision in visitors box - but Duncan clears
86' Both teams playing with ten- Kamo off the field.
87' Visitors will be happy with 2nd half effort
88'Corner Canty-comes to nothing.
90' One last push by both teams
90+4 added time
91'Andrew Barton denied by underside of bar- free shot from 10 yards out
92' Canty's Joe Murray BOOKED for tackle in midfield
93' Canty finishing strong
94' It's all over folks- apologies for loss in match coverage.