Opposition Focus: Eastern Suburbs AFC

Words: ACFC Media

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Picture: Phototek

GET the lowdown on ISPS Handa Premiership Eastern Suburbs AFC as we follow Auckland City FC into the knock-out stages of New Zealand's domestic football showpiece.

OPPOSITION INFO:
FOUNDED: 1934
NICKNAME: The Lilywhites
COACH: Danny Hay

MATCH INFO
DATE: Saturday 24 March 2018
KICK OFF: 2.05pm NZST
VENUE: Kiwitea Street, Auckland
COMPETITION: ISPS Handa Premiership

MATCH STATS:
STIRLING SPORTS PREMIERSHIP 2016/17 SEASON
FINAL POSITION: 5th
PL: 18
W: 9
D: 3
L: 6
GF: 28
GA: 25
PTS: 30
GD: +3

MATCH STATS:
ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP 2017/18 SEASON
POSITION: 4th (Playoffs)
PL: 18
W: 10
D: 2
L: 6
GF: 37
GA: 24
PTS: 32
GD: +13

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

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

TOP SCORERS:
Andre de Jong - 16 matches, 11 goals
Derek Tieku - 18 matches, 7 goals
Moses Dyer - 15 matches, 4 goals
Michael Built - 9 matches, 4 goals
Max Mata - 15 games, 3 goals

GOALS STATS:
10.8% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 0-15 minutes
13.5% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 15-30 minutes
13.5% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 30-45 minutes
16.2% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 45-60 minutes
21.6% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 60-75 minutes
24.3% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 75-90 minutes

GOALS CONCEDED:
Average goals scored by Eastern Suburbs away = 2.44
Average goals conceded by Eastern Suburbs away = 1.44

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL SCORED AWAY:
25 minutes

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL CONCEDED AWAY:
56 minutes

MATCHES VERSUS AUCKLAND CITY FC - 2015-2018
18.12.16 Eastern Suburbs AFC 0-1 Auckland City FC
05.03.17 Auckland City FC 2-1 Eastern Suburbs AFC
24.01.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 0-2 Auckland City FC
11.03.18 Auckland City FC 1-0 Eastern Suburbs AFC

EASTERN SUBURBS AFC RESULTS - 2017-18
22.10.17 Team Wellington 1-3 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Andre De Jong 3)
29.10.17 Southern United 0-1 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Andre De Jong)
04.11.17 Eastern Suburbs AFC 2-1 Hamilton Wanderers (Moses Dyer, Max Mata)
12.11.17 Eastern Suburbs AFC 1-2 Hawke's Bay United (Max Mata)
19.11.17 Canterbury United 3-2 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Jordan Vale, Derek Tieku)
25.11.17 Tasman United 2-2 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Reece Cox, Derek Tieku)
09.12.17 Eastern Suburbs AFC 2-2 Wellington Phoenix (Own Goal, Tim Payne)
17.12.17 Waitakere United 0-2 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Andre De Jong 2)
06.01.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 2-0 Southern United (Tristan Prattley, Michael Built)
13.01.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 2-1 Team Wellington (Derek Tieku, Andre De Jong)
21.01.18 Hamilton Wanderers 3-5 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Moses Dyer 2, Derek Tieku, Matt Palmer, Andre De Jong)
24.01.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 0-2 Auckland City FC
28.01.18 Hawke's Bay United 2-0 Eastern Suburbs AFC
04.02.18 Wellington Phoenix 1-7 Eastern Suburbs AFC (Michael Built 2, Andre De Jong 2, Own Goal, Derek Tieku, Moses Dyer)
11.02.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 3-0 Tasman United (Michael Built, Tristan Prattley, Max Mata)
04.03.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 2-1 Waitakere United (Derek Tieku, Andre De Jong)
11.03.18 Auckland City FC 1-0 Eastern Suburbs AFC
17.03.18 Eastern Suburbs AFC 1-2 Canterbury United (Derek Tieku)

FAST FACTS

Eastern Suburbs AFC are the oldest club in the ISPS Handa Premiership and were founded in 1934.

The Lilywhites have won six ISPS Handa Chatham Cup titles in 1951, 1953, 1965, 1968, 1969 and 2015.

They have won one National League title (1971) and three Lotto NRFL Premier Division titles (1965, 1966 and 2015).

Eastern Suburbs AFC was formed as a result of a merger between Tamaki United AFC and Glen Innes.

Emiliano Tade has scored the most goals in fixtures between Auckland City FC and Eastern Suburbs AFC with two. He netted the winner from the penalty spot on 18 December 2016 in a 1-0 victory for the Navy Blues and scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 win when the two teams last met on 5 March 2017.

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