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ISPS Handa Premiership match week two preview

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The ISPS Handa Premiership continues on Sunday when the second match week takes place across the country, find out what’s in store with the official preview.

Wellington Phoenix Reserves vs Hawke’s Bay United

Porirua Park, Porirua

Sunday 10 November, 1pm

#ISPSHandaPrem #WPvHB

Referee: Calvin Berg

Assistant Referees: Aaron Clarke, Ashton Davenport

Fourth Official: Mark Whitehead


Wellington Phoenix Reserves: 1. Zac Jones (GK), 2. Liam McGing, 4. Kurtis Mogg, 5. Ronan Wynne, 6. Noah Tipene-Clegg, 7. Adam Hewson, 11. Sam Sutton, 12. Lukas Halikias, 13. Luis Toomey, 15. Cameron Devlin, 17. Callan Elliot, 18. Owen Smith, 21. Ahmed Othman, 22. Stephen Sprowson, 23. Joseph Lee, 40. Callum Kennett (GK)

Coach: Paul Temple

Hawke’s Bay United: 1. Ruben Parker (GK), 4. Kaeden Atkins, 7. Sho Goto, 8. Karan Mandair, 9. Ahinga Selemani, 10. Dylan Sacramento, 14. Gavin Hoy, 15. Josh Murphy, 16. Joshua Signey, 17. Fergus Neil, 19. Bjorn Christensen, 20. Bill Robertson, 21. Ihaia Delaney, 22. Ihaia Delaney, 23. Jorge Akers, 24. Jack Parker

Coach: Chris Greatholder


Sam Wilkinson (Phoenix assistant coach): "We were disappointed with aspects of our play last week and ultimately it came down to some poor finishing from us and a few lapses in concentration at the other end. We’ve got some young players who are experiencing this for the first time but they’ve got to learn very quickly that at this level the concentration levels required defensively are high. And at times their quality in possession has to lift a little bit as well. Things they could maybe get away with in age-group football they can’t in our top league. So they need to get up to speed quickly and learn some of those lessons."

Bill Robertson (Hawke’s Bay United co-coach): "We were disappointed not to get something from the game against Auckland City. I thought we dominated most of the second half but ultimately a few sloppy goals early in the game killed us. If we were a little bit more clinical on the day then it would have been a different scoreline altogether. So there were lots of positives but obviously we’ve got to make sure we pick up some points so that will be the focus this week."

Canterbury United Dragons vs Southern United

English Park, Christchurch

Sunday 10 November, 2pm

#ISPSHandaPrem #SUvTU

Referee: Matthew Conger

Assistant Referees: Jack Henderson, Regan Preston

Fourth Official: Hayden McCabe


Canterbury United: 1. Edward Ashton (GK), 2. Dan Terris, 3. Benjamin Lapslie, 4. Dan Schwarz, 5. Tom Schwarz, 6. Tom Scott, 7. George King, 8. Luke Tongue, 12. Juan Chang Urrea, 14. Sean Liddicoat, 15. Calum Ferguson, 16. Cory Mitchell, 18. Aaron Clapham, 19. Samuel Field, 20. Jacob Richards, 22. Danny Knight (GK)

Coach: Lee Padmore

Southern United: 1. Liam Little (GK), 2. Conor O’Keeffe, 3. Tim O’Farrell, 4. Stephen Last, 5. Erik Panzer, 6. Danny Ledwith, 7. Santeri Kuivalainen, 8. Abdulla Al-Kalisy, 9. Garbhan Coughlan, 10. Josh Sansucie, 11. Joel Stevens, 12. Benjamin Wade, 13. Javier Langley, 14. Cody Brook, 15. Cam Mackenzie, 16. Levi Waddington (GK)

Coach: Paul O’Reilly


Lee Padmore (Canterbury coach): "I think we can take some real positives out of last week, there were a lot of good Canterbury values that were obvious in the performance - we were resilient and it was certainly an honest performance. We probably weren’t as brave as we would have liked in possession and we’ll be looking to implement that a little bit more this week as we move through the process. I’ve got a lot of time for Paul O’Reilly, the job he’s done down there with Southern has been exceptional. But there’s no love lost as soon as that whistle goes. This is a derby and you can expect us to be well and truly ramped up for this one."

Hamilton Wanderers vs Eastern Suburbs

Porritt Stadium, Hamilton

Sunday 10 November, 2pm

#ISPSHandaPrem #HWvES

Referee: Sean Reilly

Assistant Referees: Reza Al Rabea, Ashley Wilson

Fourth Official: Luke Gardner


Hamilton Wanderers: 1. Matt Oliver (GK), 2. Blake Weston, 3. Kohei Matsumoto, 4. Jack Portegys, 5. Brock Messenger, 8. Brad Whitworth, 9. Thilo Wilke, 10. Xavier Pratt, 11. Jordan Shaw, 12. Jordan Lamb, 13. Tommy Semmy, 16. Adam Davidson, 17. Jake Butler, 18. Jamie Wilkinson, 20. Derek Tieku, 23. Cory Townsend (GK)

Coach: Ricki Herbert

Eastern Suburbs: 1. Danyon Drake (GK), 3. Dylan de Jong, 4. Kelvin Kalua, 5. Alec Solomons, 6. Adam Thomas (c), 7. Michael Built, 8. Daniel Bowkett, 9. Martin Bueno, 10. Reid Drake, 11. Mohamed Awad, 16. Christian Gray, 17. Stephen Hoyle, 20. Jake Mechell, 21. Ryan Verney, 25. Mackenzie Waite (GK), 27. Jade Mesias

Coach: Tony Readings


Ricki Herbert (Hamilton Wanderers coach): "The result was disappointing for us and we were our own worst enemies, if you cough up three goals like that it’s always going to make it difficult against a team like Team Wellington, especially away from home. We’ve got a few players out to be fair and we’re hoping those players aren’t too far away. We’ve got another tough game this weekend so the challenges keep coming and we just have to be better with them. We have to be better making crucial decisions."

Kane Wintersgill (Eastern Suburbs assistant coach): "We’re still in the very early stages of the season and are still working through a lot of aspects of the playing style. It’s a very new group and there’s definitely some things with and without the ball that we’re looking to refine. We had the benefit of playing Hamilton in pre-season which gave us a bit of a look at them but obviously we’re not taking anything for granted in that respect. We’ve looked at a few things which we’ve identified and we’ll look to take that into the game."

Tasman United vs Waitakere United

Saxton Field, Nelson

Sunday 10 November, 2pm

#ISPSHandaPrem #TUvWU

Referee: Ben O’Connell

Assistant Referees: Michael Love, Mike Killick

Fourth Official: Richard Malcolm


Tasman United: 1. Pierce Clark (GK), 2. William Scott, 3. Hamish Cadigan, 4. Hamish Noorzai, 5. Fox Slotemaker, 6. Cory Vickers, 7. Corey Larsen, 8. Matthew Tod-Smith, 9. Jean-Philippe Saiko, 10. Jama Boss, 11. Facundo Barbero, 12. Max Winterton, 15. La Bu Pan, 18. Alexis Varela, 20. Nick Stanton, 21. Jonty Roubos

Coach: Jess Ibrom

Waitakere United: 1. Nick Draper (GK), 4. Robert Tipelu, 5. Flynn O’Brien, 6. Dane Schnell, 7. Alex Connor-McClean, 8. Sam Burfoot, 10. Jake Porter, 11. Lachlan McIsaac, 14. Gerard Garriga Gibert, 15. Clarke Foulds, 17. Emmanuel Darkwa, 18. Nicolas Zambrano, 20. Regont Murati, 21. Luke Searle, 22. Elliot Munford (GK), 23. Joshua Redfearn

Coach: Paul Hobson


Paul Hobson (Waitakere coach): "After conceding a goal in the first minute, I thought we did really well last week in our first proper game together. We showed a bit of character to be able to get the points, we had our goalkeeper to thank a bit in the second half but everybody played their part. Every game is massive for us and hopefully we can just keep getting better. I said to the boys after the game that we’d set a bench mark of four or five out of ten and hopefully we can keep getting better every single week."

Auckland City vs Team Wellington

Kiwitea Street, Auckland

Sunday 10 November, 4pm

#ISPSHandaPrem #ACvTW

Live on Sky Sport

Referee: Cory Mills

Assistant Referees: Hayden Tutbury, Brandon Day

Fourth Official: Chris Trent


Auckland City: 2. Mario Ilich, 3. Adam Mitchell, 4. Mario Bilen, 6. Brian Kaltak, 7. Cameron Howieson (c), 9. Myer Bevan, 10. Dylan Manickum, 11. Keegan Linderboom, 14. Jordan Vale, 16. Yousif Ali, 17. Andrew Blake, 18. Conor Tracey (GK), 19. David Browne, 20. Logan Rogerson, 21. Maro Bonsu-Maro, 24. Cameron Brown (GK)

Coach: Jose Figueira

Team Wellington: 1. Scott Basalaj (GK) (c), 2. Justin Gulley, 4. Sam Mason-Smith, 6. Scott Midgley, 7. Ollie Whyte, 8. Henry Cameron, 11. Mario Barcia, 12. Andrew Bevin, 14. Jack-Henry Sinclair, 17. Alexander Palezevic, 19. Stevan Markovic, 20. Oliver Bassett, 21. Hamish Watson, 22. Keegan Smith (GK), 23. Rory McKeown

Coach: Scott Hales


Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City assistant coach): "I think the two teams will be similar, the two head coaches have worked together before for a couple of years. I expect Sunday to be a battle and a good one for people to come along and watch. It’s an exciting game for Jose (Figueira) to return for against his old club. We're looking forward to getting out there, Kiwitea Street is looking great and it will be good to finally kick a ball at our home field."

Scott Hales (Team Wellington coach): "It’s vital to get three points in your first game in charge and the boys feel confident leading into the weekend because they do have a good victory behind them. I’m happy with the progress but that’s the vital word because we are still progressing and getting better at what we do. Auckland are probably in the same space as us where they’re still going through their processes and hoping to get better each week. I’m expecting a tight affair and a tactical battle, it will probably be a nail-biter."

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