January 25, 2015Score: 3 – 2
Full Time: Auckland City 3-2 WaiBOP United.
90 + 4′ – And there goes the final whistle.
90 + 3′ – RED CARD: Pete Smith is sent from the technical area.
90 + 2′ – YELLOW CARD: Aaron Scott goes in the book this time. Huh?
90 + 2′ – SUB: Lindsay on for Browne.
90 + 1′ – YELLOW CARD: Reid Drake booked for a foul on Williams.
90′ – 3 minutes of added time.
88′ – We press with purpose but ACFC defend with more.
85′ – De Vries threatens again… but we get it clear.
84′ – Is there any energy in the tank for another grandstand finish?
81′ – SUBS: Varela on for Molony and McGeorge on for Burfoot.
78′ – GOAL: Marquez with that magical left foot. Game on perhaps?
76′ – SUB: Reid Drake on for Jones… who’s run his socks and boots off today.
75′ – Hot stuff at Kiwitea Street today. And that’s just the weather.
75′ – SUB: White on for Tavano for ACFC.
74′ – Molony with the chance… but it flies out of the building.
72′ – De Vries through again, but Drake off his line to clear the danger.
71′ – De Vries winds his way forward and lays off to Browne… who shoots over.
69′ – Jones in on goal but shot saved by Williams.
68′ – Drake saves from Browne. Top effort from both players that.
65′ – Browne tidy on the ball, but closed down by some resolute defending.
64′ – Coombes clips it over for Molony…but it’s too deep and out for a goal kick.
63′ – Irving heads wide from a Payne free kick.
62′ – YELLOW CARD: Jones goes in the book of referee Rowbury after a foul on Payne.
61′ – SUB: Elia on for Greenhalgh.
58′ – GOAL: Another free kick to ACFC…and another headed goal to Dordevic.
56′ – Tidy play from ACFC but we win the ball and counter…only for Williams to save.
54′ – Marquez through… but up goes the flag.
53′ – Chance for Young… but over it goes.
52′ – Neil gets to the byline and crosses…but saved by Williams.
51′ – We win a free kick on halfway, but it comes to nothing.
50′- No let up from ACFC. Stay strong lads.
46′ – Back underway. We’re attacking the fence.
Everyone’s back on the field. Pete Smith’s gone a long way to earning his huge salary. 45 minutes to go.
Half time: Auckland City 2-1 WaiBOP United
45 + 1′ – GOAL: Dordevic heads home from a free kick. That couldn’t have come at a worse time…
45′ – YELLOW CARD: Coombes goes in the book.
45′ – Jones is fouled for a free kick. But it comes to nothing.
40′ – We clear, but only to De Vries. Drake saves.
39′ – Coombes looking for Jones… but finds Berlanga.
38′ – Iwata fouled on the edge of the box. Payne shoots straight at Drake.
36′ – Browne shot is blocked for an ACFC corner.
33′ – Burfoot volley from an O’Regan clearance is up and well, well over.
32′ – Bilen fouled by Jones. Payne shoots, Dordevic header… top save by Drake. ACFC far from finished here.
30′ – Hectic first half hour, but we have our foot-hold.
28′ – GOAL: Mark Jones gets his second in two games. Tidy finish on the counter.
26′ – Payne fouls Molony to win a free kick. O’Regan out jumps Iwata but the header’s wide.
25′ – Auckland playing some really good stuff today. They win another free kick.
23′ – Coombes knocks it through to Marquez, who is stopped by Dordevic.
22′ – Burfoot volleys wide. Nice touch in the lead-up.
21′ – Drake saves comfortably from Payne.
20′ – Marquez releases Jones down the left for our best chance of the game… but no goal.
19′ – We press forward but Marquez gets a bit tangled with the ball.
17′ – Browne with a chance for the hosts, but his shot is deflected over for a corner. Easily claimed by Drake.
15′ – We win a free kick as Molony is bundled over. O’Regan shoots wide.
15′ – O’Regan across to cut out the cross from De Vries.
12′ – We get to play with the ball for a bit.
11′ – YELLOW CARD: O’Regan goes into the refs notebook.
9′ – Drake saves from Browne.
7′ – Auckland City still pressing. Tough start for the lads today. Hold tight…
5′ – GOAL: Sam Burfoot fires home for Auckland City. Drake had no chance.
4′ – Auckland City starting strong. Most of the ball so far. We’re getting our tackles in though.
1′ – De Vries fires wide early…
0′ – we’re underway. WaiBOP to attack the clubrooms first.
2 minutes until kick-off – captains tossing…
5 minutes until kick-off – subs are out. Teams to follow imminently.
10 minutes until kick-off – another superb summer’s day. Spectacular… if you’re a fan. Sweaty… if you’re a player.
13 minutes until kick-off – okay, finally made it back to the laptop from the bar. Here are the line-ups:
Auckland City: WIilliams, Dordevic, Iwata, Bilen, Berlanga, Irving, PAayne, DEe Vries, BUurforr, BRrowne, Tavano. Subs: Spoonley, Lindsay, WHhite, McGeorge, Phoa.
WaiBOP United: D. Drake, Neil, Scott, O’Regan, T. Probert, Jones, Greenhalgh, Coombes, Molony, Young, Marquez. Subs: McPeake, Elias, Kinney, R. Drake, Varela.
|3. Aaron Scott|
|4. Robbie Greenhalgh|
|5. Sam O’Regan||Yellow Card|
|7. Mark Jones||GoalYellow Card|
|8. Chad Coombes|
|10. Federico Marquez||Goal|
|14. Fergus Neil|
|19. Wade Molony|
|20. Danyon Drake|
|23. Tom Probert|
|24. Jarrod Young|
|11. Van Elia||Sub4|
|17. Reid Drake||Sub7|
|18. Alexis Varela||Sub19|