December 6, 2014Score: 1 – 1
Full time: WaiBOP United 1-1 Waitakere United.
Official attendance: 453. Thank you Tauranga. Rotorua – we’ll see you in a fortnight.
90 + 5′ – There goes the final whistle. We should have had more but could have had less. But yay, our ‘first’ point…
90 + 4′ – Boyens clatters Marquez. Again. Free kick this time, at least, but no card.
90 + 3′ – Marquez clattered…play on (?!)…to Hughes in front of goal…off-side.
90 + 1′ – Drake comes out to punch clear…and claims Neil in the process. Wooosh goes the wind.
90′ – 4th official indicates we’ll have five more minutes.
88′ – Free kick to Waitakere…teasing…drops for Solomons who scoops it over.
86′ – Young to Marquez who booms into the box…his shots scrapes across the cross bar and away.
83′ – O’Regan clears for Coombes…drives forward…to Drake, then onto Marquez…who jumps over the late challenge. That’s when you take it and go down for the pen!
79′ – Hughes shoots…Carr with a blinding save. Corner.
78′ – SUB: Mark Jones makes way for Reid Drake.
77′ – Dickinson rises…heads down…top save by Drake.
76′ – GOAL: Alexis Varela bends it in. Get in there! Varela then runs to the near touch line to hug lino, Ben Norman. Haven’t seen that before.
75′ – Wylie through to Coombes…who’s eventually taken down by Solomons. No yellow card? Huh?
72′ – YELLOW CARD: O’Regan goes in the book. Something he said?
71′ – A Coombes corner screams across the face of goal…and out for a Waitakere throw.
68′ – Boyens through the back of Coombes…to win the free kick. A little odd that one.
66′ – A failed clearance falls to Biss on the edge of the box…who skies his shot.
65′ – SUB: Robbie Greenhalgh makes way for Jarrod Young (another ex-Waitakere player).
63′ – The ref’s whistle is getting louder and louder. This one’s boiling up…
61′ – YELLOW CARD: Coombes brings down Harding near the touchline.
60′ – We force another corner but Waitakere hack it clear.
58′ – Long ball from Solomons…Dickinson takes it down and turns…but it rolls safely to Drake.
55′ – Waitakere force a corner…expertly taken…Neil clears off the line.
53′ – Solomons drills Greenhalgh in the back. Promising possie for a free kick. Marquez sends it over the bar.
52′ – YELLOW CARDS: two in quick succession to Waitakere’s Dickinson and Bale.
50′ – Coombes drifts in a free kick, spilled by Carr but cleared off the line again (by Boyens?).
49′ – Scott’s back on. No damage done.
47′ – Aaron Scott is down holding his shoulder. Helped off by Hamish the physio.
46′ – SUB: Dickinson on for Mosquera at the break. Waitakere get the 2nd half underway.
Half time: WaiBOP United 0-1 Waitakere United.
45 + 2 – Varela is fouled…then the whistle goes for half time.
45 + 1′ – YELLOW CARD: Harding in the book for time wasting.
45′ – 4th official says we’ll have two minutes of added time.
43′ – Marquez in down the left…shoots…Solomons again with the block.
42′ – Coombes to Hughes, who cuts in from the left but scuffs his shot. Carr still at full stretch to save.
40′ – Great ball in by Scott…Carr at full stretch to clear. Hughes shut down on the rebound.
37′ – Straight back up the other end. Drive by Marquez…Solomons deflects it out for a corner. That was going in. Top stop.
36′ – GOAL: Another top save by Drake, but the rebound falls to Biss who rolls it home. WaiBOP United 0-1 Waitakere United.
35′ – Two opportunities in quick succession. We have a shot scrambled clear for a corner then Boyens clears the resulting Marquez corner off the line.
33′ – Top reflex save by Drake, but the flag’s up for off-side. He wouldn’t have known though.
31′ – Jones, to Hughes, to Marquez in the Waitakere box… scrambled clear.
30′ – Half an hour gone and it’s a tight one here at Links Ave. Is something gonna give?
25′ – Hughes wriggles clear down the right…inside to Marquez who drills it from the edge of the box. Well held by Carr.
24′ – Waitakere with their third free kick in front of the dug outs. Lumped in again…gathered comfortably by Drake.
21′ – Neil forces a corner. Marquez delivers and well taken by Carr in the Waitakere goal.
19′ – Free kick lumped into our box but Solomons fouls the unidentified defender.
16′ – YELLOW CARD: Mosquera in late on Wylie.
14′ – We win a corner. Marquez drills it in and Solomon clears.
8′ – It’s sparking up now. Good stuff.
7′ – Boyens hits the upright from a free-kick. Ooohhhh. Close.
4′- Cagey start. Nothing much in front of goal yet.
0′ – We get the match underway. Marquez to Coombes.
2 minutes until kick-off – The teams are on the field. Let’s get stuck in lads.
10 minutes until kick-off – It’s hot. Damn hot. And it will only get hotter once we kick this one off…
26 minutes until kick-off – Here are today’s line-ups:
WaiBOP United: 20-Danyon Drake, 14-Fergus Neil, 3-Aaron Scott, 5-Sam O’Regan, 22-Craig Wylie, 4-Robbie Greenhalgh, 18-Alexis Varela, 7-Mark Jones, 8-Chad Coombes, 21-Jerahl Hughes, 10-Federico Marquez. Subs: 1-James McPeake, 16-Scott Hilliar, 17-Reid Drake, 23-Tom Probert, 24-Jarrod Young.
Waitakere United: 22-Alex Carr, 2-Sean Harding, 3-Alec Solomons, 8-Chris Bale, 10-Tom Biss, 12-Dylan Manickum, 15-Ed Sillars, 16-Tristan Prattley, 18-Derice Richards, 20-Damien Mosquera, 21-Andrew Boyens. Subs: 1-Danny Robinson, 9-Adam Dickinson, 13-Jake Porter, 14-Dean Lausev, 23-Santiago Falbo.
40 minutes until kick-off – We’ll have the teams for you in the next fifteen minutes.
|3. Aaron Scott|
|4. Robbie Greenhalgh|
|5. Sam O’Regan||Yellow Card|
|7. Mark Jones|
|8. Chad Coombes||Yellow Card|
|10. Federico Marquez|
|14. Fergus Neil|
|18. Alexis Varela||Goal|
|20. Danyon Drake|
|21. Jerahl Hughes|
|22. Craig Wylie|
|17. Reid Drake||Sub7|
|24. Jarrod Young||Sub4|