Grand Final Focus: Team Wellington

Words: ACFC Media

Monday 26 March 2018

Picture: Phototek

GET the lowdown on Sunday's ISPS Handa Premiership Grand Final clash as Auckland City FC take on the defending champions Team Wellington at QBE Stadium in Albany.

CLUB INFO:
FORMED: 2004
NICKNAME: TeeDubs
STADIUM: David Farrington Park, Wellington
CAPACITY: 3,500
COACH: Jose Figueira

MATCH INFO:
DATE: Sunday 1 April 2018
KICK OFF: 4.35pm NZST
VENUE: QBE Stadium, Albany
COMPETITION: ISPS Handa Premiership Grand Final

MATCH STATS:
COMPETITION INFO:
ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP
POSITION: 2nd
PLAYED: 18
WON: 11
DRAWN: 4
LOST: 3
FOR: 39
AGAINST: 20
POINTS: 37

STIRLING SPORTS PREMIERSHIP 2016-17 RECORD
POSITION: 2nd (CHAMPIONS)
PLAYED: 18
WON: 11
DRAWN: 3
LOST: 4
FOR: 51
AGAINST: 32
POINTS: 36

RECENT HOME FORM:
WON-WON-WON-WON-WON

RECENT AWAY FORM:
DRAW-WON-WON-DRAW-WON

TOP SCORERS:
Jack-Henry Sinclair 10 matches, 7 goals
Andy Bevin 16 matches, 7 goals
Angus Kilkolly 16 matches, 5 goals

GOALS STATS:
28.2% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 0-15 minutes
10.3% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 15-30 minutes
15.4% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 30-45 minutes
7.7% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 45-60 minutes
15.4% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 60-75 minutes
23.1% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 75-90 minutes

GOALS SCORED:
Average goals scored by Team Wellington home = 2.33
Average goals scored by Team Wellington away = 2.00
Average goals scored by Team Wellington per match = 2.17

GOALS CONCEDED:
Average goals conceded by Team Wellington home = 1.11
Average goals conceded by Team Wellington away = 1.11
Average goals conceded by Team Wellington per match = 1.11

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL SCORED AT HOME/AWAY:
27 minutes / 25 minutes

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL CONCEDED AT HOME/AWAY:
43 minutes / 39 minutes

FAILED TO SCORE A GOAL:
3 matches (1 home, 2 away)

MATCHES VERSUS AUCKLAND CITY FC 2017-18
15.10.17 v Auckland City FC (H) won 3-1
04.02.18 v Auckland City FC (A) drew 0-0

PAST ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP GRAND FINALS
2013-14 Auckland City FC 1-0 Team Wellington
2015-16 Auckland City FC 2-4 Team Wellington - aet
2016-17 Auckland City FC 1-2 Team Wellington

NZF CHARITY CUP FINALS*
2014 - Auckland City FC 2-2 Team Wellington**
2015 - Auckland City FC 3-0 Team Wellington
2016 - Auckland City FC 3-1 Team Wellington
2017 - Team Wellington 3-1 Auckland City FC
*2016 & 2017 were league matches that doubled as Charity Cup Finals
**Team Wellington won 4-3 on penalties

OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINALS
2015 - Auckland City FC 1-1 Team Wellington**
2016 - Auckland City FC 3-0 Team Wellington
2017 - Auckland City FC 3-0 Team Wellington - 1st Leg
- Team Wellington 0-2 Auckland City FC - 2nd Leg
**Auckland City FC won 4-3 on penalties

Auckland City FC record vs. Team Wellington (all competitions)

OFC Champions League
Played: 4
Won: 3
Draws: 1*
Lost: 0
Goals for: 9
Goals against: 1
*2015 OFC Champions League Final 1-1 aet, Auckland City FC won 4-3 on pens

ISPS Handa Premiership
Played: 40
Won: 26
Draws: 5
Lost: 9
Goals for: 97
Goals against: 59

NZF Charity Cup*
Played: 4
Won: 2
Draws: 1**
Lost: 1
Goals for: 9
Goals against: 6
*2017 Charity Cup Final doubled as an ISPS Handa Premiership match
**2014 Charity Cup Final 2-2 ft, Team Wellington won 4-3 on pens

TEAM WELLINGTON 2017-18 RESULTS
25.03.18 v Canterbury United (H) won 1-0 (Roy Kayara 34')
18.03.18 v Hamilton Wanderers (H) won 3-2 (Andy Bevin 6', 87', Jack-Henry Sinclair 16/Xavier Pratt 59', Armin Pasagic 67')
11.03.18 v Canterbury United (A) drew 0-0
02.03.18 v AS Magenta (N) won 5-1 (Ross Allen 32', 66'-pen, Eric Molloy 54', Hamish Watson 76'-pen, Angus Kilkolly 88' / Richard Sele 10')
27.02.18 v Lupe Ole Soaga (N) won 7-1 (Taylor Schrijvers 2', Ross Allen 24, 31'-pen, 68', Jack-Henry Sinclair 41', Daniel Mulholland 79', Nathaniel Hailemariam 87'/Lapalapa Toni 60'-pen)
24.02.18 v Marist Fire (A) drew 1-1 (Angus Kilkolly 85' /Abraham Iniga 37')
18.02.18 v Waitakere United (H) won 4-1 (Jack-Henry Sinclair 5', Andy Bevin 9', 73', Ross Allen 51'/ Yuki Ohtsuka 25')
11.02.18 v Southern United (A) won 3-1 (Roy Kayara 18', Jack-Henry Sinclair 58', Ross Allen 68' / Garbhan Coughlan 21')
04.02.18 v Auckland City FC (A) drew 0-0
27.01.18 v Tasman United (A) won 4-1 (Jack-Henry Sinclair 12', 60', Daniel Mulholland 87', Ross Allen 40')
21.01.18 v Hawke's Bay United (H) won 2-1 (Roy Kayra 69', Ross Allen 75' / Sam De St Croix 85')
13.01.18 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (A) lost 1-2 (Nathaniel Hailemariam 20'/Derek Tieku 48', Andre De Jong 90')
07.01.18 v Wellington Phoenix (H) won 4-1 (Andy Bevin 12', Jack-Henry Sinclair 14', Nathaniel Hailemariam 35', Louis Fenton 43' / Liam Wood 32')
17.12.18 v Southern United (H) drew 0-0
03.12.17 v Canterbury United (H) won 2-0 (Angus Kilkolly 13', Jack-Henry Sinclair 64')
26.11.17 v Waitakere United (A) lost 1-2 (Eric Molloy 90'-pen / Yuki POhtsuka 17', Keegan Linderboom 45')
19.11.17 v Hamilton Wanderers (A) won 3-1 (Angus Kilkolly 3', 8', 44' / Armin Pasagic 45')
12.11.17 v Tasman United (H) won 2-1 (Tom Jackson 7', 90' / Paul Ifill 56')
05.11.17 v Hawke's Bay United (A) drew 1-1 (Justin Gulley 10' / Birhanu Taye 40')
28.10.17 v Wellington Phoenix (A) won 5-2 (Andy Bevin 22', Tom Jackson 37', Joel Stevens 55', Angus Kilkolly 80', Nathaniel Hailemariam 90' / Logan Rogerson 14', 84'-pen)
22.10.17 v Eastern Suburbs AFC (H) lost 1-3 (Andy Bevin 70' / Andre De Jong 30', 49', 84'-pen)
15.10.17 v Auckland City FC (H) won 3-1 (Tom Jackson 39', Scott Hilliar 76', Joel Stevens 88' / Kris Bright 20')

FAST FACTS

The match will be the 41st meeting between the sides in the ISPS Handa Premiership with the Navy Blues having won 26 and losing nine. There have been five draws.

Outside of the Super City derby rivalry with Waitakere United, Auckland City FC's head-to-head with Team Wellington is the Navy Blues biggest match with the pair having met 46 times in all competitions. Auckland City FC and Waitakere United have played each other 57 times in all competitions since their first clash on 21 November 2004.

Sunday's ISPS Handa Premiership Grand Final will be the 11th final between the two clubs since 2013-14. Auckland City FC have won six of these encounters (3 OFC Champions League, 1 ISPS Handa Premiership and 2 NZF Charity Cup finals) to Team Wellington's four (2 ISPS Handa Premiership and 2 NZF Charity Cup finals).

Earlier this season the Auckland City FC-Team Wellington rivalry superceded the Super City derby as the most commonly contested showdown in New Zealand domestic top flight football.

Previously, Auckland City FC and Waitakere United each met in 9 grand finals with the Navy Blues winning six (1 OFC Champions League, 3 ISPS Handa Premiership, 2 NZF Charity Cup finals) to Waitakere United's three (2 ISPS Handa Premiership, 1 NZF Charity Cup finals).

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