Loaded WaiBOP United is back at FMG Stadium Waikato and back in front of the Sky Sport cameras for the opening round 8 ASB Premiership match. We hold a 100% record against our visitors, Southern United, and must look to maintain that form to get ourselves firmly back into the play-off race. A win will draw us level on points with 4th placed Hawke’s Bay United. Tempering everyone’s enthusiasm just a little is the fact we’ve lost three from three at home this season. New signings Tyler Lissette and Sanni Issa are in the squad for this match.
Loaded WaiBOP United against Southern United: P: 5, W: 5, D: 0, L: 0, GF: 15, GA: 5.
Loaded WaiBOP United: Zac Speedy; Scott Hilliar, Adam Mitchell, Tyler Lissette, Finn Cochran; Alexis Varela, Mario Ilich; Mark Jones (Sanni Issa 82m), Ryan Tinsley (James Hoyle 88m), Wade Molony (Federico Marquez 78m); Stephen Hoyle. Subs (not used): Louie Caunter (gk), Cory Mitchell.
Southern United: Josh Dijkstra, Ross Howard, Shawn O’Brien (Jack Caunter 78m), Benjudah Fitzpatrick, Seamus Ryder, Andrew Ridden (Morgan Day 76m), Stuart Kelly, Harley Rodeka, Josh Stewart, Tristan Prattley, Michael Hogan (Regan Coldicott 56m). Subs (not used): Zane Green (gk), Lewis Jackson.
Loaded WaiBOP United 3-0 Southern United
WB: Ryan Tinsley 37m, Finn Cochran 62m, Stephen Hoyle 87m.