Opposition Focus: Hawke's Bay United

Words: ACFC Media

Friday 9 February 2018

Picture: Phototek

GET the lowdown on our next opponents ahead of Sunday's ISPS Handa Premiership match as the Navy Blues face Hawke's Bay United.

CLUB INFO:
FORMED: 2005
NICKNAME: The Bay
STADIUM: Blue Water Stadium, Napier
CAPACITY: 5,000
MANAGER: Brett Angell

MATCH INFO:
DATE: Sunday 11 February 2018
KICK OFF: 2pm NZST
VENUE: Bluewater Stadium, Napier
COMPETITION: ISPS Handa Premiership

MATCH STATS:
ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP RECORD 2016-17
POSITION: 4th (knocked out in semi-finals)
PLAYED: 18
WON: 10
DRAWN: 2
LOST: 6
FOR: 46
AGAINST: 30
POINTS: 32

ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP RECORD 2017-18
POSITION: 7th
PLAYED: 14
WON: 4
DRAWN: 4
LOST: 6
FOR: 17
AGAINST: 27
POINTS: 16

PREVIOUS MATCHES:
25 November 2017 - Auckland City FC 5-0 Hawke's Bay United
25 March 2017 - Auckland City FC 1-0 Hawke's Bay United (semi-finals)
5 February 2017 - Hawke's Bay United 2-1 Auckland City FC
26 November 2016 - Auckland City FC 1-0 Hawke's Bay United

HAWKE'S BAY UNITED RESULTS
11.02.18 v Tasman United (A) lost 2-5
28.01.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (H) won 2-0
21.01.18 v Team Wellington (A) lost 1-2
13.01.18 v Wellington Phoenix (A) won 3-2
07.01.18 v Hamilton Wanderers (H) drew 2-2
17.12.17 v Canterbury United (A) lost 0-3
10.12.17 v Tasman United (H) drew 1-1
03.12.17 v Waitakere United (H) lost 1-3
25.11.17 v Auckland City FC (A) lost 0-5
19.11.17 v Southern United (A) lost 1-2
12.11.17 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (A) won 2-1
05.11.17 v Team Wellington (H) drew 1-1
29.10.17 v Hamilton Wanderers (A) won 1-0
23.10.17 v Wellington Phoenix (H) drew 0-0

RECENT HOME FORM:
DRAW - LOSS - DRAW - DRAW - WIN

RECENT AWAY FORM:
LOSS - LOSS - WIN - LOSS-LOSS

TOP SCORERS:
Gavin Hoy 13 matches, 3 goals
Birhanu Taye 14 matches, 3 goals

GOALS STATS:
0% of Hawke's Bay's goals arrive between 0-15 minutes
23.5% of Hawke's Bay's goals arrive between 15-30 minutes
23.5% of Hawke's Bay's goals arrive between 30-45 minutes
23.5% of Hawke's Bay's goals arrive between 45-60 minutes
0% of Hawke's Bay's goals arrive between 60-75 minutes
29.4% of Hawke's Bay's goals arrive between 75-90 minutes

GOALS CONCEDED:
Average goals conceded by Hawke's Bay's at home = 1.17
Average goals conceded by Hawke's Bay's away = 1.25

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL SCORED AT HOME:
37 minutes

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL CONCEDED AT HOME:
34 minutes

 

FAST FACTS
Sunday's match is the 34th between the two teams with Auckland City FC having won 23 and Hawke's Bay United just three. There have been seven draws.

Hawke's Bay United have never beaten Auckland City FC at Kiwitea Street.

The visitor's best finish in the race for the minor premiership came in 2015-16 when they came second to the Navy Blues some eight points behind.

The two teams met in the 2014-15 grand final with the Navy Blues defeating Hawke's Bay United 2-1 at Kiwitea Street.

Hawke's Bay United's lowest finish in the ISPS Handa Premiership was eighth when they finished bottom in 2005-06 with just one win and two draws from 21 regular season matches.

Hawke's Bay United didn't reach the playoffs until 2012-13 season but have qualified for the playoffs five times consecutively since.

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