ASB Premiership Week 9

The goals continue to flow, 18 in this round, we also got 2 hat-tricks, 6 penalties (only 1 missed) and 4 red cards. The Thursday night TV game saw WaiBOP staking a claim for a top 4 finish with a repeat of their round 2 achievment in putting 5 past Waitakere United, Stephen Hoyle getting 3.

Paul Ifill got his 1st goal for Hawke's Bay United as they held off Southern United, who missed a late penalty, 2-1. Team Wellington struggled for goals from open play but luckily Chris Bale got 2 penalties and they drew 2-2 with Canterbury United. Joao Moieria got a hat-trick (including 1 penalty) for Auckland City as they beat the Weenix 4-2 at a very hot Kiwitea Street.

Here are the highlights

Goal of the week – Hard one this week with so many penalties, will give it to Stephen Hoyle's 3rd for WaiBOP against Waitakere, even if he did make it harder for himself

That leaves the Top 4 as Auckland City, Hawke's Bay United, WaiBOP United & Canterbury United. Team Wellington are 5th on goal difference. Waitakere United 6th, 6 points adrift of Team Wellington and then the Weenix & Southern United with only 1 win apiece battling to stay off the bottom spot. 


WaiBOP United      5    Waitakere United           0
Southern United     1    Hawke's Bay United      2
Team Wellington     2    Canterbury United         2
Auckland City         4     Wellington Phoenix       2

Beer League – As I started out doing every game and then changed it to just 2 per round there is no beer league this week  as I have already done all these match ups in earlier rounds (I would like to say my wallet & liver are pleased but can't....)

Instead I got the day off work and went to the Team Wellington v Canterbury United game and tried out by new camera so here a couple of the Photos and more on my FLICKR page 

Aaron Clapham nudges the ball away from Mario Barcia (TW)
Anthony Hobbs (TW) & Angus Kilkooly
Cantuerbury's Atkin Kaua

Canterbury celebrating their 2nd goal

Gary Ogilvie (CU) & Luis Corrales (TW)

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