PLAYER PROFILE - Reid DRAKE
One of the current squad's most experienced players, Reid Drake returned to Kiwitea Street after two seasons away at Eastern Suburbs AFC.
A gifted midfielder who talks a straight game, Drake is fast closing in on 100 appearances for the club.
Signed by Ramon Tribulietx during a period of almost unrelenting success, Drake found consistent first team opportunities hard to come by, and when he established himself as a reliable pick, injury robbed him of his starting place.
A Liverpool fan for whom Steven Gerrard is feted as a living embodiment of the club, Drake always has an opinion on the goings on at his favourite club.
Lists fellow team-mate Alfie Rogers as the domestic player he most admires although that may have something to do with their choice of club and the fact they once lived together.
Thursday 11 August 2022, Nikao Sokattak, Ngahue, 3.00pm NZDT