» WaiBOP Utd 0-2 Hawke’s Bay Utd – ASB Premiership

WaiBOP United has suffered defeat in their first match at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, going down 2-0 to a couple of late Hawke’s Bay United strikes.

Head Coach, Peter Smith, was a frustrated man after the match. “I felt we created enough chances to take something from this game, particularly before Hawke’s Bay scored their opener,” said Smith. “Goals change games, so when we create the chances we have to take them. We were trying to walk the ball into the net today instead of just getting the strike away.”

Smith couldn’t fault his team’s effort. “The lads worked very hard today, it wasn’t through lack of effort but we just had to finish those chances. Hawke’s Bay took their two chances and tucked them away while we didn’t, so congratulations to Chris and his team.”

John Kerkhof Park faced up superbly to its first ASB Premiership match and Smith had some special words of praise for all the volunteers from Cambridge FC. “A lot of people have been involved in a race against time to get the park prepared for today and I think they should be extremely pleased with their efforts,” said Smith. “John Kerkhof Park looked great and we’re looking forward to coming back here in two weeks for the match against Southern United.

WaiBOP United travels to play Wanderers SC at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday December 1. Kick-off is at 2pm.

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