December 13, 2014Score: 0 – 2
Full time: Wellington Phoenix 0-2 WaiBOP United.
90 + 3′ – Clock’s winding down and there’s the final whistle.
90′ – There will be 3 minutes of added time.
90′ – Jones gets a cross in from nothing. Wooshes past Young’s forehead.
88′ – SUB: R. Drake on for Marquez. Top shift today for Freddy.
87′ – We win a free kick, Molony fouled. Looking to keep hold of it now.
86′ – Tidy move by the Phoenix, but we block and play our way out.
85′ – SUB: Bazoukis on for Ridenton for the Phoenix.
82′ – Well into the final ten minutes. Young off-side after some neat work.
79′ – Marquez drives it in…cleared for a corner. Sail punches clear. Just.
78′ – Phoenix in the box…looking threatening…but cleared again.
76′ – Molony in the box…taken down…no pen?! Out to Coombes who drives wide. Takes a touch. Corner.
75′ – SUB: Wilson on for Doyle for the Phoenix.
73′ – SUB: Molony on for Hughes.
73′ – YELLOW CARD: O’Regan booked for absolutely nothing. Watch the replay.
71′ – Phoenix in and around the box…but cleared.
70′ – Pass…pass…pass…to Marquez who bends it on to the top of the net.
69′ – Phoenix with 3 v 2 at the back, but the Sweeper-Keeper comes to the rescue again.
66′ – SUB: Young on for Greenhalgh after a free kick given to the Phoenix. Late whistle. Not sure what for. Drake saves comfortably from Doyle.
63′ – O’Regan hammers the free kick in but well saved by Sail in the Phoenix goal.
62′ – Everyone’s in a muddle outside the box…result? Doyle handles the ball in a great spot for us.
60′ – Jones strong again down the right to win the corner. Wylie bends in in…but cleared. Phoenix eventually get a free kick just outside their box.
58′ – YELLOW CARD: Varela and Ridenton slide in on each other. Ridenton comes out worse so Alexis goes in the book…
56′ – Ball bouncing around outside the Phoenix box…Coombes and Hughes threatening…but Phoenix clear.
54′ – Phoenix get the ball in the box but cleared comfortably.
52′ – Coombes played in…Dimiaro and him pulling each other’s shirts…as often happens the attacker is penalised.
51′ – Corner for the Phoenix. Drake punches clear.
50′ – Hughes again in down the left…scuffs the cross wide under pressure.
48′ – Hughes to Coombes to Jones who stretches for the toe-poke. Saved.
47′ – Drake forward to Neil, who’s bombing forward…cuts into the box…ball smuggled out for a goal kick.
46′ – We get the 2nd half underway. Marquez to Coombes.
Half time: Wellington Phoenix 0-2 WaiBOP United
45′ – 4th Official signals one minute of added time.
44′ – Corner…save from Marquez…follow up onto the cross bar. How did that stay out?
43′ – Coombes on the end of a great move…shot canon’s into Brindell-South and over.
40′ – Doyle caught on the follow through by Varela. Good tackle, but Doyle’s down for treatment.
39′ – We press around the area…Jones chopped but no free kick. Odd call that one.
37′ – Hughes cut down by Gulley. Nothing comes from the free kick.
36′ – Ridenton fires one in, and over, from range.
34 ‘ – Neil into the box…takes aim on his left…Italiano stops it but almost drops it to Marquez’ toes.
33′ – Danyon Drake, keeper sweeper. Drake’s headed clearance outside the box knocks the ball to safety.
30′ – Phoenix bouncing it around just outside the box. But we clear.
26′ – Jones killing Brindell-South…cross comes in…just in front of Marquez.
25′ – GOAL: Marquez taps in in from two yards after great work down the right by Mark Jones. Phoenix 0-2 WaiBOP United.
23′ – We’re defending well so far. Nice and compact. And countering well.
18′ – GOAL: Marquez played in, turns on to his right foot, curls it over Italiano. Phoenix 0-1 WaiBOP United.
17′ – Neil takes it down, skips forward, onto his left…shot goes wide from just outside the box.
14′ – Free kick comes in from Doyle. Drake takes it in the bread basket.
13′ – Wylie forward from left back…the shot goes in from distance. Saved comfortably.
10′ – Jones through on the right, in the box, nipped but gets the shot away. Saved.
8′ – We’re swarming all over them at the moment. Need to polish the final delivery, though.
5′ – Marquez driving forward…but the pass is overhit.
4′ – Coombes in down the right… delays the cross then over the bar by Hughes.
2′ – Mix up in the Phoenix area, but we can’t quite get it down. Close.
0′ – The Phoenix, the ‘home’ side, get us underway.
3 minutes until kick-off – Right, here come the sides. Business time.
5 minutes until kick-off – The pitch looks half decent, by the way…
15 minutes until kick-off – A bit overcast here. Hope the rain holds off. At least until the end of this game.
25 minutes until kick-off – Here are today’s line-ups:
Wellington Phoenix: Italiano, Blake, Dimairo, Ridenton, Pratt, Gulley, Brindell-South, McGarry, Luke-Miny, Bell, Doyle. Subs: Sail, Boyzoukis, Wilson.
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, 17-Reid Drake, 19-Wade Molony, 23-Tom Probert, 24-Jarrod Young.
50 minutes until kick-off – 50,000 seats have turned up to watch today.
|3. Aaron Scott|
|4. Robbie Greenhalgh|
|5. Sam O’Regan|
|7. Mark Jones|
|8. Chad Coombes|
|10. Federico Marquez||GoalGoal|
|14. Fergus Neil|
|18. Alexis Varela|
|20. Danyon Drake|
|21. Jerahl Hughes|
|22. Craig Wylie|
|17. Reid Drake||Sub10|
|19. Wade Molony||Sub21|
|24. Jarrod Young||Sub4|