November 22, 2014Score: 0 – 3
Full time: WaiBOP United 3-1 Wanderers SC.
Note: following the match, NZ Football ruled we played an ineligible player. The result was over-turned, with Wanderers SC awarded a 3-0 victory.
Official attendance: 518. Thank you Tauranga. See you in a fortnight.
93′ – There’s the final whistle.
91′ – Darkwa pressure forces a skied clearance. Corner. Near post…wide from Marquez’ head.
90′ – 3 minutes of added time to be played…as we clear some danger in the box.
87′ – Wanderers corner…what a shank…to Marquez in space who holds then sends it to a breaking Coombes, who is off-side.
85′ – SUB: Wylie on for Greenhalgh. WaiBOP debut for Wylie.
84′ – Marquez in the middle pushes it out to Darkwa on the left…his cross is teasing as Neil slides in…but it’s smothered and cleared.
80′ – SUB: Darkwa on for Young.
80′ – Scramble and Higgins clears for a corner…off the post. Scramble from the corner. Half shot goes wide.
77′ – End to end stuff now. Both defences stretched.
75′ – SUB: Jones on for Hughes.
74′ – GOAL: Wanderers break, we part like the Red Sea, Lewis drives it home. WaiBOP United 3-1 Wanderers SC.
72′ – Young to Hughes to Greenhalgh…drive from outside the area…well blocked. Corner.
70′ – Corner to Wanderers. Comfortably dealt with by Drake.
69′ – Marquez free in space down the left…but the shot becomes a cross that loops over and out.
66′ – Coombes on the top of the area with the shot. Smothered and cleared.
62′ – GOAL: Coombes to Marquez…cross cleared to Higgins…who drives it home from just inside the box. Emphatic finish. WaiBOP United 3-0 Wanderers SC.
59′ – We win another free kick mid-pitch. Varela drives it deep…and out.
56′ – Hughes crosses to Young who clips its just inside the far post. Top save by Hirst at full stretch.
55′ – Marquez scoots down the left. Cross/shot comes to nothing.
54′ – Mitchell through the back of Marquez. Ouch. Free Kick.
53′ – De Jong floats in a free kick. Cleared. Just.
49′ – Shot by Baker from distance. An O’Regan deflection slows it down. gathered by Drake.
48′ – Marquez down the right…cross just headed away by Messenger.
46′ – Wanderers get us underway for the second half. We have the breeze.
Half time: WaiBOP United 2-0 Wanderers SC
45′ – Two minutes of time to be added.
44′ – Marquez bursts forward. Trademark reverse to Hughes who gets to the touchline and forces the corner. Hirst clears the resulting danger. Just.
41′ – Coombes wins a corner…cleared to Neil…who pushes it through to Young who shoots just wide.
39′ – Stares wears one right wear it hurts. Puffs the cheeks. Welcome to the pitch. Small target maybe…
And yes, it did take me a bit to work all those out…
33′ – SUBS: Wanderers SC – Murati, Trbuhovich & Thomas off. Ilich, Baker & Stares on. Rolling the dice.
29′ – Messenger in a dangerous position on the right touchline. His cross is under hit and cleared by O’Regan.
27′ – O’Regan clears a long ball with the back of his head (don’t ask). Wanderers flood back but Lewis chips it over.
25′ – Dangerous cross by Neil cleared for a throw. We’re back in the box…Hirst gets down to gather.
22′ – YELLOW CARD: Wynne goes in the book. Bit late there lad.
21′ – Drake scores…in the home dugout with a clearance.
20′ – Hughes again down the right. Cross goes across the box…to Coombes…who bends it just wide.
15′ – Marquez reverse pass to Hughes… just cut out by Mitchell.
10′ – GOAL: Hughes breaks down the right, crosses behind Marquez… but Coombes is on the edge of the area to drive it home. WaiBOP United 2-0 Wanderers SC.
9′ – We break forward through Marquez. Touch, swerve, touch… out to Coombes… across to Neil… who fires over.
8′ – Hughes to the touch line. Whips it in…corner. Nothing comes from it.
6′ – Mitchell gives it away. Hughes picks up the scraps, drives forward, knocks it to Marquez who floats in a teaser. But it goes out for a goal kick.
3′ – GOAL: We win a corner… Coombes takes… O’Regan flicks it in. Top start lads. WaiBOP United 1-0 Wanderers SC.
1′ – Lewis shoots over for Wanderers. That would have been a sucky start.
0′ – We get the match underway.
4 minutes until kick-off – Here come the teams. We look great in red and blue.
9 minutes until kick-off – There’s ten to go. Yes ten minutes. It’ll be great to finally be typing game related stuff rather than my other nonsense.
16 minutes until kick-off – Zombie on the tannoy ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PU4d5Iogd4 ) Hope that’s not us today…
32 minutes until kick-off – a bit longer than 5 (the wind’s affect my typing)… but here are the line-ups.
WaiBOP United: 20-Danyon Drake, 2-Liam Higgins, 3-Aaron Scott (c), 4-Robbie Greenhalgh, 5-Sam O’Regan, 8-Chad Coombes, 10-Federico Marquez, 14-Fergus Neil, 18-Alexis Varela, 21-Jerahl Hughes, 24-Jarrod Young. Subs: 1-James McPeake, 6-Godwin Darkwa, 7-Mark Jones, 9-Shaydon Young, 22-Craig Wylie.
Wanderers SC: 12-Damian Hirst, 2-Brock Messenger, 3-Deklan Wynne, 4-Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi, 5-Adam Mitchell (c), 6-Sam Brotherton, 7-Regont Murati, 10-Clayton Lewis, 14-Andre De Jong, 16-Tomislav Trbuhovich, 17-Benjamin Thomas. Subs: 1-Zac Speedy, 8-Mario Ilich, 15-Judd Baker, 19-Gowan Stares, 20-Vincent Wiktora.
45 minutes until kick-off – We’ll have the line-ups for you in 5.
56 minutes until kick-off – The wind’s kicking up. It’ll be a factor…for the match commentary.
75 minutes until kick-off – Air NZ flight just landed at nearby Tauranga airport. Visiting fans?
90 minutes until kick-off – Wanderers SC players and staff on the pitch. “A day at the beach. Not bad…”
110 minutes until kick-off – WaiBOP players inspecting the pitch. “A green tinge on this one, Richie…”
|2. Liam Higgins|
|3. Aaron Scott|
|4. Robbie Greenhalgh|
|5. Sam O’Regan|
|8. Chad Coombes|
|10. Federico Marquez|
|14. Fergus Neil|
|18. Alexis Varela|
|20. Danyon Drake|
|21. Jerahl Hughes|
|24. Jarrod Young|
|6. Godwin Darkwa||Sub24|
|7. Mark Jones||Sub21|
|22. Craig Wylie||Sub4|