Vale closes in on half-century

Words: ACFC Media

Thursday 7 January 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland City FC kickstart the new year with a Super City Derby showdown with Waitakere United at Seddon Field on Sunday.

The two clubs met only once last season due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the subsequent league shutdown with the Navy Blues running out 6-2 winners on the plastic pitch in West Auckland.

Sunday's game is the 61st meeting in all competitions and quite possibly the penultimate meeting with league reconstruction set to get underway when the current season ends.

Both clubs have made inconsistent starts to the shortened season with Waitakere United in sixth place and eager for a win that will propel them back into playoff contention while Auckland City FC sits in fourth.

Waitakere United have yet to win at home this season after draws with Hamilton Wanderers (1-1) and Team Wellington (2-2) and a defeat to the Wellington Phoenix (1-4). Auckland City FC have struggled on the road losing to Canterbury United (0-1) and Hamilton Wanderers (0-2) and picking up a point in a draw with Team Wellington (2-2) in the capital.

Coach Jose Figueira was delighted with the attitude shown at training in the Navy Blues first week back and is looking forward to facing off against Paul Hobson's Waitakere United.

"The players have had a good break and returned to training with excitement and enthusiasm which is great to see.

"We gave them a programme to work on over the festive break and its clear to see they've put the work in.

"Waitakere United always present a difficult challenge and we'll treat them with the respect they deserve.

"Paul (Hobson) and his staff have done a great job and we'll need to be at our best to make sure we meet the challenge they'll present," Figueira said.

Injuries caused Auckland City FC a few headaches in the lead-up to the festive break but the good news is record goalscorer Emiliano Tade looks close to making a comeback.

"Emiliano Tade is working hard on his recovery and looking sharper which is good news for us," Figueira told www.aucklandcityfc.com.

One player who could reach a significant milestone is Jordan Vale. The 24-year-old defender could make his 50th first team appearance for Auckland City FC, if selected.

Vale has played 49 games and scored five goals since joining the club from Eastern Suburbs AFC three seasons ago.

The match kicks off at 4.00pm NZDT and is broadcast live on Sky Sport.

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Match Details
ISPS Handa Premiership
Sunday 10 January 2021
Waitakere United v Auckland City FC
Seddon Field, Auckland
Kick-off: 4pm NZST

AC: 24. Cam BROWN (GK), 2. Mario ILICH, 3. Adam MITCHELL, 4. Mario BILEN, 6. Brian KALTACK, 7. Cam HOWIESON (c), 8. Albert RIERA, 10. Dylan MANICKUM, 11. Tom DOYLE, 12. Abdulbaset KHALIFA, 13. Deandre VOLLENHOVEN, 14. Jordan VALE, 15. Aidan CAREY, 16. Yousif AL-KALISY, 17. Andrew BLAKE, 18. Conor TRACEY (GK), 19. Logan ROGERSON, 20. Emiliano TADE, 21. Maro BONSU-MARO, 22. Mohamed AWAD, 23. Alfie ROGERS.

COACH: Jose FIGUEIRA

OTHER FIXTURES

Saturday 9 January 2021
Wellington Phoenix v Canterbury United
Fraser Park, Lower Hutt - kick-off: 2pm NZST

Sunday 10 January 2021
Hamilton Wanderers v Team Wellington
Porritt Stadium, Hamilton - kick-off: 2pm NZST

Eastern Suburbs AFC v Hawke's Bay United
Madills Farm, Auckland - kick-off: 2pm NZST

MILESTONES & STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Sunday's game is the 61st official clash between Auckland City FC and Waitakere United in all competitions.

Nicknamed the 'Super City Derby', Auckland City FC have 33 wins, 12 draws and 15 defeats in this fixture and scored 102 goals and conceded 79.

Auckland City FC's biggest win in this competition was 5-0 over Waitakere United in 2017-18 when a Ryan De Vries hat-trick and a brace from Emiliano Tade separated the teams.

Waitakere United's biggest win in this fixture was a 4-1 win in 2016-17 when Scott Hilliar, Keegan Linderboom, Dan Morgan and Julyan Collett scored for United and cancelled out Emiliano Tade's opener.

Auckland City FC's top scorers in this fixture are Ryan DE VRIES (8), Paul URLOVIC (8) and Emiliano TADE (8). The top scorer for Waitakere United is Allan PEARCE (8).

The overall top scorer in this fixture in the ISPS Handa Premiership is jointly held by Ryan DE VRIES (10), Daniel KOPRIVCIC (10) and the late Keryn JORDAN (10). DE VRIES scored two ISPS Handa Premiership goals in this fixture for Waitakere United, while JORDAN scored three to go with his seven for Auckland City FC.

KOPRIVCIC's goals come in a variety of formats - three in the OFC Champions League (one for Auckland City FC, two for Waitakere United), two in the NZF Charity Cup (both for Auckland City FC) and five in the ISPS Handa Premiership (two for Auckland City FC, three for Waitakere United).

DE VRIES has scored the most hat-tricks with two, one each in 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons in 5-1 and 5-0 wins for Auckland City FC. Paul URLOVIC scored the first ever hat-trick in this fixture in 2005-06 in a 5-1 win.

The player who scored the most goals in this fixture in all competitions remains the late Keryn JORDAN who scored five in the OFC Champions League and ten in the ISPS Handa Premiership to make a total of 15 goals.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYED: 13, WON 4, DREW 7, LOST 2, GF: 20, GA: 16.
ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP PLAYED: 44, WON 27, DREW 5, LOST 12, GF: 102, GA: 58.
NZF CHARITY CUP PLAYED: 3, WON 2, DREW 0, LOST 1, GF: 8, GA: 5.
TOTAL PLAYED: 60, WON 33, DREW 12, LOST 15, GF: 130, GA: 79.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

PLAYED: 13, WON 4, DREW 7, LOST 2, GF: 20, GA: 16.

2012-13
v. Waitakere United (A) won 3-1 (Adam DICKINSON 2, Gustavo SOUTO | Roy KRISHNA)
v. Waitakere United (H) lost 0-1 (Jake BUTLER)
v. Waitakere United (N) won 2-1 (Adam DICKINSON, Alex FENERIDIS | Chad COOMBES) - OFC Champions League Final

2010-11
v. Waitakere United (A) drew 1-1 (Alex FENERIDIS | Roy KRISHNA)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 1-0 (Stu KELLY)

2009-10
v. Waitakere United (A) drew 1-1 (Chad COOMBES | Brent FISHER)
v. Waitakere United (H) drew 2-2 (Daniel KOPRIVCIC, Greg UHLMANN | Benjamin TOTORI 2)

2008-09
v. Waitakere United (A) drew 2-2 (Keryn JORDAN 2 | Benjamin TOTORI, Paul SEAMAN)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 3-1 (Matt FRIEL, Keryn JORDAN, Adam McGEORGE | Roy KRISHNA)

2008
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 0-1 (Allan PEARCE)
v. Waitakere United (H) drew 1-1 (Ki Hyung LEE | Allan PEARCE)

2007
v. Waitakere United (A) drew 2-2 (Paul URLOVIC, Grant YOUNG | Danny HAY, Commins MENAPI)
v. Waitakere United (H) drew 2-2 (Keryn JORDAN 2 | Daniel KOPRIVCIC 2)

ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP

PLAYED: 44, WON 27, DREW 5, LOST 12, GF: 102, GA: 58.

2019-20
v. Waitakere United (A) won 6-2 (Dylan MANICKUM 2, Cam HOWIESON, Myer BEVAN 2, Clayton LEWIS, Maro BONSU-MARO | Dane SCHNELL, Rayhan CARLSON-DU TOIT)
v. Waitakere United (H) C-C - Cancelled due to Covid

2018-19
v. Waitakere United (A) won 2-0 (Javier LOPEZ 2)
v. Waitakere United (A) won 5-2 (Fabrizio TAVANO 2, Dylan MANICKUM 2, Maro BONSU-MARO | Matthew CONROY 2)

2017-18
v. Waitakere United (A) won 5-0 (Emiliano TADE 2, Ryan DE VRIES 3)
v. Waitakere United (H) drew 2-2 (Emiliano TADE, Callum McCOWATT | Horace JAMES, Keegan LINDERBOOM)

2016-17
v. Waitakere United (H) lost 0-1 (Harrison NASH)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 1-4 (Emiliano TADE | Keegan LINDERBOOM, Dan MORGAN, Julyan COLLETT, Scott HILLIAR)

2015-16
v. Waitakere United (A) won 4-0 (Joao MOREIRA, Micah LEA'ALAFA 2, Ryan DE VRIES)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 5-1 (Ryan DE VRIES 3, Darren WHITE, Clayton LEWIS | Sam O'REGAN)

2014-15
v. Waitakere United (A) won 1-0 (David BROWNE)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 1-0 (Ivan CARRIL)
v. Waitakere United (A) won 2-0 (Ryan DE VRIES, Oscar GARCIA) - Semi Final 1st Leg
v. Waitakere United (H) won 5-1 (David BROWNE 3, Joao MOREIRA, Oscar GARCIA | Derice RICHARDS) - Semi Final 2nd Leg

2013-14
v. Waitakere United (H) won 2-0 (Chris BALE, Darren WHITE)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 0-1 (Maksim MANKO)
v. Waitakere United (A) won 4-0 (Emiliano TADE 2, Ivan VICELICH, Takuya IWATA) - Semi Final 1st Leg
v. Waitakere United (H) won 4-1 (Andrew MILNE, Chris BALE, Emiliano TADE 2 | Richard CARDOZO) - Semi Final 2nd Leg

2012-13
v. Waitakere United (A) drew 1-1 (Luis CORRALES | Jake BUTLER)
v. Waitakere United (H) lost 2-3 (Alex FENERIDIS, Manel EXPOSITO | Luiz DEL MONTE, Tim MYERS, Roy KRISHNA)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 3-4 (Manel EXPOSITO 2, Chris BALE | Roy KRISHNA 2, Allan PEARCE 2) - Grand Final

2011-12
v. Waitakere United (A) won 3-1 (Own Goal, Own Goal, David MULLIGAN | Ross MCKENZIE)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 3-1 (Luis CORRALES, Daniel KOPRIVCIC, Manel EXPOSITO | Chris BALE)

2010-11
v. Waitakere United (H) lost 1-3 (Phil EDGINTON | Allan PEARCE, Ryan DE VRIES 2)
v. Waitakere United (A) won 1-0 (Daniel KOPRIVCIC)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 2-3 (Own Goal, Manel EXPOSITO | Dakota LUCAS 2, Michael GWYTHER) - Grand Final

2009-10
v. Waitakere United (H) won 2-1 (Ivan VICELICH, Grant YOUNG | Jason ROWLEY)
v. Waitakere United (A) drew 1-1 (Chad COOMBES | Tim MYERS)

2008-09
v. Waitakere United (H) lost 1-2 (Matt WILLIAMS | Allan PEARCE, Daniel KOPRIVCIC)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 2-4 (Matt FRIEL, Keryn JORDAN | Neil EMBLEN, Roy KRISHNA, Kayne VINCENT, Benjamin TOTORI)
v. Waitakere United (N) won 2-1 (Keryn JORDAN, Paul URLOVIC | Allan PEARCE) - Grand Final

2007-08
v. Waitakere United (H) drew 1-1 (Keryn JORDAN | Benjamin TOTORI)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 0-2 (Paul SEAMAN, Benjamin TOTORI)
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 0-1 (Allan PEARCE)

2006-07
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 0-0*
v. Waitakere United (H) won 4-3 (Keryn JORDAN, Paul SEAMAN, Grant YOUNG, Paul URLOVIC | Commins MENAPI, Daniel KOPRIVCIC, Allan PEARCE)
v. Waitakere United (H) drew 1-1 (Grant YOUNG | Daniel KOPRIVCIC)
v. Waitakere United (N) won 3-2 (Liam MULROONEY, Paul URLOVIC, Neil SYKES | Commins MENAPI, Jeff CAMPBELL) - Grand Final

2005-06
v. Waitakere United (A) won 2-1 (Keryn JORDAN, Grant YOUNG | Daniel ELLENSOHN)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 5-1 (Paul URLOVIC 3, Reg DAVANI 2 | George SURI)
v. Waitakere United (A) won 2-1 (Keryn JORDAN 2 | Own Goal)

2004-05
v. Waitakere United (A) won 3-1 (Paul URLOVIC 2, Liam MULROONEY | Keryn JORDAN)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 1-0 (Grant YOUNG)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 4-2 (Jonathan SMITH 2, James PRITCHETT, Grant YOUNG | Keryn JORDAN, Allan PEARCE)
v. Waitakere United (H) won 3-2 (Grant YOUNG 2, Liam MULROONEY | Daniel ELLENSOHN, Keryn JORDAN ) - Grand Final

*Auckland City FC won the fixture 1-0 but the points were awarded to Waitakere United after the Auckland City FC team fielded an ineligible player.

NZF CHARITY CUP

PLAYED: 3, WON 2, DREW 0, LOST 1, GF: 8, GA: 5.

2013
v. Waitakere United (H) won 4-1 (Emiliano TADE, Daniel KOPRIVCIC, Andrew MILNE, Roy KRISHNA | Jordan LOWDON)

2012
v. Waitakere United (A) lost 1-2 (Ivan VICELICH | George SLEFENDORFAS, Maksim MANKO)

2011
v. Waitakere United (H) won 3-2 (Alex FENERIDIS, Ivan VICELICH, Daniel KOPRIVCIC | Allan PEARCE, Tim MYERS)

 

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