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Hawke's Bay United

YoungHeart Manawatu


ASB Premiership - Round 2
Bluewater Stadium, Napier
Sunday 11 November, 2012


Stephen HOYLE 6' Cole PEVERLEY 31' Sean LOVEMORE 45'+2', 46'


Tom MOSQUERA 75' Lewis CUMBER 76'                  





Halftime:     3-0                  Referee:    N Waldron                     Crowd: 413 


Bay survive late YoungHeart rally

by David Gearey at Bluewater Stadium

NAPIER - Hawke’s Bay maintained their unbeaten record in the ASB Premiership with a comprehensive 4-2 win over heartland rivals Youngheart Manawatu in Napier today.

The Chris Greatholder-coached Bay shot out to an early lead when newly signed English import Stephen Hoyle notched his first ASB Premiership goal after a superb Cole Peverley long ball was knocked down and the Englishman made no mistake dabbing a header over a stranded Matt Borren in the Manawatu goal.

Hawke’s Bay continued to build pressure and on the half hour mark they scored the goal of the game.

Peverley - who was instrumental for the home side throughout - finished off a move he started in his own half. 

The former All White used his impressive passing range to knock a 50 yard ball out to Harley Rodeka on the left wing.  After exchanging some swift passing with Connor Tinnion and Hoyle, the ball was laid off to Peverley who calmly curled the ball around the hapless Borren.

Sean Lovemore who hailed his arrival on the scene with a goal scoring debut double last weekend was again sharp, when on the stroke of halftime he drove a low shot straight across the Manawatu goal which snuck in inside Borren's far post.

Hawke’s Bay took their well-deserved 3-0 lead into the break and Manawatu coach Stu Jacobs went straight to his bench in search of answers.

Nathan Cooksley made his way into the fold at the expense of Kade Schrijvers but it wasn’t to pay dividends for Manawatu as Lovemore conjured his second goal of the day and his fourth of the season on 46 minutes,  when he beat two players before comfortably slotting the ball into the bottom right hand corner to make it 4-0.

Hawke’s Bay seemed to be cruising and as the game wore on Manawatu began to get more touches on the ball and with that a greater amount of possession.

It therefore came as no surprise when the visitors eventually made the break through. 

Last week's hat trick hero Tom Mosquera gave Manawatu a lifeline on 75 minutes when he pounced on a ball inside the 18 yard box and broke the Bay’s defence for the first time this season.

The small group of travelling supporters didn’t have to wait long for their side to double their tally either, when only a minute later the away side had the ball in the back of the net for the second time.

Substitute Lewis Cumber was the goal scorer but faced a nervous wait as referee Nick Waldron had to consult his assistant before awarding the goal as he had raised his flag for an offside offence.

Manawatu coach Stu Jacobs was disappointed with his team’s performance after they had performed so well the week prior but paid tribute to Hawke’s Bay for their discipline throughout.

“I would like to congratulate Chris Greatholder and Perry Cotton on the game today. We couldn’t break Hawke's Bay down and I thought they (as a team) defended very well” Jacobs said.

But the Manawatu coach also praised his young troops who had gallantly fought back after trailing 4-0.

“I thought when we got back to 4-2, if we scored again we would go on and win the game," he added.

These were thoughts shared by Hawke’s Bay’s coach Chris Greatholder.

“I thought that if Manawatu gad scored again that they could have won the game - but credit to Manawatu for having a pop at us,”  Greatholder said.

“Consistency is what we are aiming for and with six points so far this season we couldn’t be any happier," he added.
So with the Bay sitting on a 100% record, it sets up a mouth-watering top of the table clash with ASB Premiership giants Auckland City next Sunday.

Unfamiliar territory for Hawke’s Bay second place may be, but it's one they are thoroughly enjoying.   


Team Sheet

Hawke's Bay United


YoungHeart Manawatu

26. Richard GILLESPIE (gk)

1. Matt BORREN

2. Aaron JONES


4. Danny WILSON

4. Kade SCHRIJVERS (off 46')

5. William ROBERSTON (c)


6. Stephen HINDMARCH

7. Josh CHETTLEBURGH (off 51')


9. Suele SOROMON

10. Stephen HOYLE

10. Adam COWAN (c)

11. Conor TINNION


12. Harley RODEKA

18. Dale HIGHAM (off 40')



17. Fergus NEIL

22. Grant ROBSON



1. Danyon DRAKE (rgk)

19. Ben WILKES (rgk)


8. Nathan COOKSLEY (on 46')


14. Tyson BRANDT

21. Matt Bruin

17. Jordan MARTENS (on 40')

22. Angus KILKOLLY

23. Lewis CUMBER (on 51')


=yellow card

=2 yellow cards

= red card

Play by Play


Welcome to all our online followers for this Round 2 ASB Premiership match between Hawke's Bay Utd and Youngheart Manawatu.  It's an overcast but muggy day here in Napier that both sets of players will have to deal with.  Kick off is only 20 minutes away............ 


Manawatu captain Adam COWAN looks to be struggling with a hamstring injury but passes a late fitness test to lead his team out aginst his former side.


Manawatu kick off with the home side favouring a slight breeze.


Hawke's Bay force the first corner of the match but captain Bill RBERTSON blazes his header high over the bar.


Another corner for the home side after good work by Harley RODEKA. 


Connor TINNION test the palms of Matt BORREN with the long range effort but the Manawatu keeper easily gathers.


GOAL HAWKE'S BAY Stephen HOYLE notches his first ASB Premiership goal after a long free kick by Cole PEVERLEY is knocked down and the english import neatly heads over the stranded BORREN.


Hawke's Bay making all the play here and force their third corner of the match but it's easily cleared by the Manawatu defence.


Suele SOROMON finds himself bearing down on the Bay goal but the home defence get back in the nick of time and SOROMON has his shot blocked and cleared away.


Manawatu slowly starting to get themselves into the match which has been dominated by the home side in the early stages.


Great interplay by TINNION, yougster Fergus NEIL and RODEKA ends with NEIL shooting, but his mistimed shot screws wide.


Good pressure from Sean LOVEMORE causes Kade CHETTLEBURGH to cough up possesion and TINNION breaks away. He tries a short cross but it's cut out for another corner.  The corner comes to nothing but the home side still on top here. 


TINNION whos involoved in everything at the moment tries a long range effort but BORREN gets down well and regathers just before HOYLE can tap in for his second.


BORREN pulls of a fantastic save after the speedy LOVERMORE gathers on the halfway line and beats 3 Manawatu defenders with a little bit of luck and tries to curl his shot around the keeper only to see the gloveman palm it away.


Stephen HINDMARCH and PEVERLEY have the grips on the midfield at the moment.  Manawatu have looked dangerous on the counter the few times they have got forward.


 GOAL HAWKE'S BAY A move that started with PEVERLEY is finished superbly by the former All White.  A longe range switch finally makes it's way to HOYLE on the edge of the box and his first time lay off is sweetly finished of with a curling shot that gave BORREN no chance in the Manawatu goal.


YELLOW CARD. Liam HIGGENS picks up the first booking of the match after a late challenge on NEIL.


Hawke's Bay continuing to dominate and their crisp passing and neat interplay is causing Manawatu all kinds of trouble.


SUBSITUTION Dale HIGHAM has succumb to a leg injury and the lively winger has been replaced by Jordan MARTENS


The Bay keep the foot on the throat and force back to back corners.  The latter falling to captain ROBERTSON who's left foot shot just makes it to BORREN.  That's why he plays at the back!!!!!!


YELLOW CARD. PEVERLEY gets what looked to be a dubious booking after a little scuffle with Andy FRAMPTON in the middle of the park. 


The fourth official has indicted an additional 4 minutes of added time.


GOAL HAWKE'S BAY LOVEMORE extends the home sides advantage when he smashes a low shot across BORREN. 

HALFTIME Hawke's Bay 3 Manawatu 0

The home side are cruizing at the moment and thoroughly deserve their lead heading into the break.  Manawatu struggling to really test the Bay at present and will need to change things around if they are going to get back into this game.


SUBSITUTION Stu JACOBS goes straight to his bench to start off the second spell.  Nathan COOKSLEY is replacing Kade SCHRIJVERS


GOAL HAWKE'S BAY LOVEMORE doubles his tally for the day after he picks the ball up 40 yards out, beats two men and drives it into the bottom corner.


RODEKA finds himself in space 25 yards out and hits a bullet that cannons back off the crossbar. 


Manawatu go to their bench for the last time.  CHETTLEBURGH is replaced by Lewis CUMBER.


LOVEMORE toying with the oppersition.  He easily gets around two Manawatu defenders and cuts the ball back only to see it cleared away.  But only as far as PEVERLEY who whips a dangerous cross in but the resulting diving header flies over the bar from HOYLE.


MARTENS has a rear chance for Manawatu but NEIL throws his body on the line and the Bay clear the ball down field.


PEVERLEY out muscles HIGGENS on the far touch line.  How he has done so i do not know if you have seen him lately, but he wins a freekick for the home team which comes to nothing.


LOVEMORE has a chance for his hattrick after good work from HOYLE but BORREN does well to save his left foot shot.


COWAN finds himself playing alot higher now as Manawatu try to get themselves back into this match.


YELLOW CARD. HINDMARCH goes into referee WALDRON'S book for a late challenge in the middle of the park.  From the resulting freekick COOKSLEY'S header glances over the bar.


YELLOW CARD TINNION also notches up himself a booking after he is adjudged to have dived when he is fumbled over.


Manawatu get their first corner of the match.  But it's flicked on and heads to the other side of the pitch for a throw in.


GOAL MANAWATUManawatu get on the score sheet and the Bay conceed their first goal of their campaign. Tom MOSQUERA notches his fourth of the season.


GOAL MANAWATU Manawatu are begining a come back as they bring the game back to 4-2. CUMBER this time the goal scorer but the linesman had flagged for offside.  After consulting his assistant referee WALDRON awards the goal. 


The Bay just starting to take the foot of the pedal.  Guilty of waiting for someone else to do the job.


TINNION tries a left foot shot but BORREN easily gathers.


SOROMON just lacks the final ball as Manawatu flood forward in search of another goal.


Missunderstanding between Danny WILSON and ROBERTSON nearly sees the homeside in trouble but the assistants flag for offside saves the day. 


The fourth official has indicated there will be an additional 3 minutes of added time.

90' + 2'

The crowd getting frustrated with referee Nick Waldron as he awards the visitors a free kick which comes to nothing.


The game dwindles to an end and for the second week running the Bay coaches don't look toward their bench.

FULLTIME  Hawke's Bay 4 Manawatu 2

Hawke's Bay deserve their 3 points and continue their season unbeaten.  After shooting out to a 4 goal lead the home side took their foot of the throat and let Manawatu back into the game with a couple of late goals.  The Bay however thoroughly deserved their win and controlled the match for large periods of the game.  Till next time stay safe.