December 20, 2014Score: 2 – 4
Full time: WaiBOP United 2-4 Hawke’s Bay United.
Official attendance: 312. Thank you Rotorua.
93′ – And that’s it. Flap, flap, flap go all the plastic seats as the fans get up to leave.
90′ – 3 minutes to be added on. And the rest please…
89′ – The 4th Official wears one from close range as this one winds down.
84′ – SUB: Palezevich off for Scott for the visitors.
79′ – SUBS: so we’ll have some subs. Young and Probert on for O’Regan and Varela. Morgan on for Lekaj for HB.
79′ – Lekaj twists in on himself in our boxÂ so we’ll have anotherÂ injury break.
75′ – GOAL: Tinsley rolls is home after HB open us up.
73′ – SUB: Molony on for Hughes.
72′ – GOAL: Lovemore squeezes it home.
65′ – Marquez mazy in the box… GO DOWN FREDDY!… he stays on his feet.
61′ – HB corner…cleared…fired wide.
60′ – Hawke’s Bay in on goal. Only Drake to beat… Drake won’t be beaten this time.
58′ – RED CARD: Wylie goes in on Barbero.
57′ – GOAL: Coombes fires home after Marquez then Hughes do all the running. 2-2
55′ – We win a corner…cleared to Varela who can’t quite get it down. Smuggled clear.
53′ – Jones fires juuuuuust wide.
52′ – YELLOW CARD: O’Regan in the book after taking Lovemore down.
51′ – Frantic start to the 2nd half. End to end… need some quality.
47′ – YELLOW CARD: Ryan Tinsley in the book for a dive. 5/10 for that one.
46′ – The visitors get us underway for the second half.
Half time: WaiBOP United 1-2 Hawke’s Bay United.
45 + 1′ – Hughes down the left…cleared…then Greenhalgh fires well over. Half time whistle goes.
45′ – One minute of added time.
43′ – And now it’s all happening. In our box unfortunately.
41′- GOAL: O’Regan mugged by Barbero who squares it to Lovemore to slide home. WaiBOP United 1-2 Hawke’s Bay United.
39′ – The last ten minutes have been a bit of a muddle. From all three teams on the pitch.
29′ – GOAL: Hawke’s Bay win a corner. Superb knock by Lekas and Haviland heads home. 1-1.
28′ – YELLOW CARD: Haviland off the ball for Hawke’s Bay. Nothing comes from the free kick.
27′ – Top ball in by Hawke’s Bay…Barbero can’t miss…Drake takes it off his toes.
26′ – Hawke’s Bay pressing. Cross whipped in and Tinsley heads well over.
21′ – Neil crunched on the touchline. Flag and whistle eventually…
19′ – We give away a free-kick on the edge of the D. D for dangerous…? Nope. Tinsley fires over.
18′ – O’Regan with a top tackle in the box. Had to be clean with that.
17′ – Wylie with the cross from the left. Marquez gets no purchase on his header.
14′ – GOAL: We’ll have one of those instead! Wylie bends home the free-kick. WaiBOP United 1-0 Hawke’s Bay United.
13′ – Milne through the back of Marquez on the edge of the area. No booking…?
7′ – Jones taken down again. Big bullseye on his back today…
5′ – Jones taken down…wait for it… whistle. Free kick. Baxter in the HB goal (just) punches clear.
2′ – We win a free kick out wide. Coombes with two goes at it but HB eventually clear.
1′ – Giveaway from Scott to Lovemore who bursts forward…but is smothered.
0′ – Peeeeep! We get the match underway.
5 minutes to kick-off – and here come the teams.
10 minutes to kick-off – the $10 question here is… ‘Is it going to rain…?’ I’m taking an each-way bet at the minute.
20 minutes to kick-off – here are the line-ups:
WaiBOP United: D Drake, Neil, Scott (c), O’Regan, Wylie, Jones, Hughes, Greenhalgh, Varela, Coombes, Marquez. Subs: McPeake, R Drake, Molony, T Probert, Young.
Hawke’s Bay United: Baxter, Randle, Haviland, Milne, Tinsley, Palazavic, Lovemore, Lekas, Barcia, Barbero, Morton. Subs: Birnie, Mimaki, Scott, Morgan, Stockhill.
|3. Aaron Scott|
|4. Robbie Greenhalgh|
|5. Sam O’Regan||Yellow Card|
|7. Mark Jones|
|8. Chad Coombes||Goal|
|10. Federico Marquez|
|14. Fergus Neil|
|18. Alexis Varela|
|20. Danyon Drake|
|21. Jerahl Hughes|
|22. Craig Wylie||GoalRed Card|
|19. Wade Molony||Sub21|
|23. Tom Probert||Sub5|
|24. Jarrod Young||Sub18|