Loaded WaiBOP United head to Wellington for the second time in January to take on a Team Wellington side desperate for a result after a run of three draws then a narrow defeat at leaders, Auckland City FC. With a top two finish in 2014/15 and recent OFC Champions League experience, Team Wellington remain one of the ASB Premiership’s favourites and so will be targeting this game to get their season back on track. We have played one game at David Farrington Park – a 3-2 defeat at the start of the 2014/15 season. The previous season we played the corresponding fixture at Westpac Stadium. That game also resulted in a 3-2 defeat. For us, captain Adam Mitchell is out as he recovers from the dislocated shoulder he suffered in our last game against Waitakere United, while Ryan Tinsley re-joins the squad after serving his one game suspension for receiving four yellow cards.
Loaded WaiBOP United against Team Wellington: P: 5, W: 1, D: 0, L: 4, GF: 8, GA: 15.
Loaded WaiBOP United: Zac Speedy; Scott Hilliar, Mario Ilich, Tyler Lissette, Finn Cochran; Ryan Tinsley, Alexis Varela; Mark Jones, Federico Marquez, Sean Morris; Stephen Hoyle. Subs: Neil Achary (rgk), Sanni Issa, James Hoyle, Wade Molony.
Team Wellington: Scott Basalaj, Anthony Hobbs, Bill Robertson, Chris Bale, Tom Jackson, Luis Corrales, Mario Barcia, Alex Feneridis, Ben Harris, Fergus Neil, Saul Halpin. Subs: Alex Carr (rgk), Steven Gulley, Leonardo Villa, Andy Bevin, Magno Viera.
Team Wellington 3-1 Loaded WaiBOP United
TW: OG, Harris, Corrales.