Opposition Focus: Team Wellington

Words: ACFC Media

Thursday 26 April 2018

Picture: Phototek

AUCKLAND CITY FC welcome Team Wellington to Kiwitea Street on Sunday afternoon in the semi-final second leg of the OFC Champions League – we’ve pulled together everything you might need to know ahead of the fixture in one handy place.

TICKET PRICES
Adults $15.00
OAP/Students: $5.00
Children U-16: FREE

Auckland City FC Season Ticket holders gain access to Kiwitea Street as per the ticket regulations governing the OFC Champions League. 

MEDIA ACCESS
Media who wish to gain access to Kiwitea Street for the match must apply for accreditation to the Oceania Football Confederation by email here.  Interview requests for Auckland City FC must come through the club media department in the first instance email here. Media requests for Team Wellington can be channeled via the Oceania Football Confederation at the contact details above. 

CLUB INFO:
FORMED: 2004
NICKNAME: TeeDubs
STADIUM: David Farrington Park, Wellington
CAPACITY: 2,000 
COACH: Jose Figueira

MATCH INFO:
DATE: Sunday 29 April 2018
KICK OFF: 12.30pm NZST
VENUE: Kiwitea Street, Auckland
COMPETITION: OFC Champions League semi-final, second leg

MATCH STATS:
COMPETITION INFO:
ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP 
POSITION: 2nd (RUNNERS-UP)
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- DRAW

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

TOP SCORERS:
Angus Kilkolly 22 matches, 11 goals
Jack-Henry Sinclair 15 matches, 8 goals
Andy Bevin 19 matches, 8 goals

GOALS STATS:
12.5% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 0-15 minutes
8.3% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 15-30 minutes
25.0% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 30-45 minutes
12.5% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 45-60 minutes
12.5% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 60-75 minutes
29.2% of Team Wellington goals arrive between 75-90 minutes

GOALS SCORED:
Average goals scored by Team Wellington home = 5.75
Average goals scored by Team Wellington away = 1.00
Average goals scored by Team Wellington per match = 4.80

GOALS CONCEDED:
Average goals conceded by Team Wellington home = 0.50
Average goals conceded by Team Wellington away = 1.00
Average goals conceded by Team Wellington per match = 0.60

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL SCORED AT HOME/AWAY:
13 minutes / 85 minutes

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL CONCEDED AT HOME/AWAY:
35 minutes / 37 minutes

FAILED TO SCORE A GOAL:
0 matches

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
01.04.18 v Auckland City FC (N) lost 0-1
22.04.18 v Auckland City FC (H) 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
2017-18 Auckland City FC 1-0 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: 5
Won: 3
Draws: 2*
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: 41
Won: 27
Draws: 5
Lost: 9
Goals for: 98
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
22.04.18 v Auckland City FC (H) drew 0-0 
07.04.18 v Lae City Dwellers (H) won 11-0 (Nathaniel Hailemariam 6', 14', 43', Angus Kilkolly 39', 40', 46', 90', Scott Hilliar 17', Andy Bevin 57', Justin Gulley 68', Mario Barcia 90')
01.04.18 v Auckland City FC (N) lost 0-1
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

Sunday's match will be the 49th meeting between the sides in all competitions.

Team Wellington's 1-0 defeat to Auckland City FC in the ISPS Handa Premiership grand final on 1 April 2018 ended an 11 match unbeaten run for TeeDubs.

Team Wellington's last defeat at home in any competition was on 22 October 2017 when Eastern Suburbs AFC defeated them 3-1 at David Farrington Park.

Auckland City FC has kept 11 consecutive clean sheets in the OFC Champions League dating back to 15 March 2017 when they defeated Lae City Dwellers 2-0 at Centre Park, Mangere.

The Navy Blues have now gone 1, 043 minutes without conceding a goal in the OFC Champions League with the last player to score against Auckland City FC, James Naka, when he scored in the 37th minute of Western United's 2-1 defeat at Centre Park, Mangere, on 11 March 2017.

Enaut Zubikarai has kept goal for 998 minutes of this run, Danyon Drake played 45 minutes of the run when he came on as a substitute in the 11-0 win over Malampa Revivors on 18 March 2017.

The Navy Blues have now gone 998 minutes without conceding a goal in the ISPS Handa Premiership with the last player to score against Auckland City FC, Ben Wade, when he scored in the 72nd minute of the 1-1 draw with Southern United at Kiwitea Street, on January 13, 2018. Enaut Zubikarai has kept goal for the entire 918 minutes of this run.

Auckland City FC have gone 15 matches without conceding a goal in all competitions for a total of 1,350 minutes.

Auckland City FC is undefeated in 24 OFC Champions League matches dating back to 3 May 2014 when AS Pirae defeated the Navy Blues 2-1 in the semi-final, 2nd Leg, clash at Stade Pater, Tahiti. The run has lasted 3 years, 11 months and 26 days (1,457 days total) to Sunday 29 April, 2018. 

Auckland City FC's longest undefeated run in the OFC Champions League is 27 matches. That run started with a 1-0 win over AS Manu Ura on 28 March 2008 and ended on 31 March 2012 when Amicale defeated Auckland City FC 1-0 in Port Vila in a group stage match. The run lasted 4 years and 3 days (1,464 days total).

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