Words: ACFC Media
Tuesday 8 March 2022
AUCKLAND CITY FC have made five changes to the starting eleven from last week's 4-1 win over Eastern Suburbs AFC with Conor Tracey, Nathan Lobo, Liam Gillion, Aidan Carey and Dylan Manickum all earning a start.
Cam Brown, Ryan De Vries and Angus Kilkolly drop out of the squad while Reid Drake and and Sam Brotherton drop to the bench.
Goalkeeper Finn Dockerty, Will Eng and Marcel Stoddard are given call ups to the first time while Adam Bell retains his place from last week.
The Navy Blues line-up features a mixture of experience and freshness with Tracey, Carey, Jordan Vale, Adam Mitchell, Alfie Rogers, Mario Ilich, Cam Howieson and Dylan Manickum in place, while Gillion, Lobo and Joe Lee are relatively new to the scene.
The match is scheduled for a 7.00pm NZDT kick-off but with Covid-19 and traffic playing its part, build in some allowance for delays.
AUCKLAND CITY FC: Tracey (GK), Vale, Mitchell, Lobo, Rogers, Gillion, Howieson, Ilich, Lee, Manickum, Carey.
SUBS: Dockerty (GK), Brotherton, R. Drake, Bell, Stoddard, Eng.
COACH: Albert Riera.
v Wellington Olympic, 11 March 2023, KO: TBC