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Otago 2, Canterbury 1

ASB Premiership

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Cardless Ref
A sending off by referee Mirko Benischke, after only 40 seconds, reduced Otago United to ten men, in the ASB Premiership match won 2-1 by Waitakere United at Tahuna park yesterday.
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Final Flurry of Matches
Otago Coach Fleming’s furrowed brow will be evident again this week as he selects a blend to take on the intimidating Waitakere  - a team that Otago has beaten just once in 17 outings. And Fsouth Futsal heads north for its third and final round of matches, aiming to reach the Futsal Finals.
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No Joy in Canty
Otago United could not repeat its win over Canty earlier this season, and produced a patchy performance, in a game that never lifted to any great heights.
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Derby Clash Canty
Otago United faces a 'must win' match against Canty on Sunday at 2 pm, if a place in the play-offs is to be achieved.. More...

4-3 in the 94th
Otago United played a late ' Get Out of Jail' card to beat Manawatu 4-3 in the ABS Premiership on Sunday. Some excellent play by Otago earned a 2-nil lead, before the visitors struck back, and went ahead 3-2 late in the second half. Details here

Fingertip Reach
Perseverance and fortitude have kept Otago United within fingertip reach of a Finals place in the ASB Premiership, and not for the first time, coach Malcolm Fleming’s side faces another survival match this weekend against Youngheart Manawatu. more

Everything But Goals ...
There was drama and contrast at Tahuna park, but no goals for Otago,
as Auckland City eventually beat Otago United 3-nil in an important ASB Premiership match on Sunday.

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Sick List for Horner and
Van Gorp.
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Tim Horner out for the Season with a stress fracture of pelvis,
and
BVG in hospital after a heart attack - he's in Ward 7b, looking OK - pop in .... more ..

Battling Draw
Had it been a boxing match, Hawkes Bay would have easily won on points, but despite lots of goalmouth action at Tahuna, the score finished at nil-all between home side Otago and the visiting Bay.
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Andy Cobs 100th
Otago United’s match on Sunday against Hawkes Bay could decide the clubs immediate future in gaining a top four place, but win draw or lose it will be a memorable occasion for Andy Coburn. more...

Skills beat
Southerly Squalls

at Tahuna

Sound technique was the winner as Otago United and Phoenix ‘A’ battled out an exciting 4-4 draw at Tahuna park, Dunedin last night. more...

Phoenix at Tahuna, 6.30 pm
A rare midweek game for Otago United against the Wellington Phoenix A should attract a broad base of supporters to Tahuna on Wednesday at 6.30 pm.
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Futsal Volunteers WANTED
National league Futsal games will be held at the Edgar centre on Saturday February 12th and Sunday13th. This is Otago's turn to host this national competition - Can you help ? read more here..

Critical Freekick Costly
Otago coach Malcolm Fleming was extremely disappointed at the freekick award which allowed Waikato to square the match... but the tight ASB Premiership encounter finished 2-2 with goals from Rodeka and Ruggles, in hot energy sapping conditions at Fred Jones park in Hamilton on Saturday. More...

Otago work Overtime
Three matches in seven days will test Otago United’s strength and resolution,
starting Saturday with a
3 pm away match against Waikato at Fred Jones stadium in Hamilton.
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Waitakere win 3-1
No surprise or discredit, as Otago United lost 3-1 to the ASB Premiership leader Waitakere, in a valiant effort at Fred Taylor park in Auckland on Saturday.... although Phil Ruggles goal made it 1-1 at the break more

Waitakere away...
Its New Year resolution time for Otago United as it girds up after the holiday break to play the unbeaten Waitakere at Fred Taylor park at 4 pm on Saturday. more..

Fleming to Stay
A reconciliation has had coach Malcolm Fleming retract his resignation from the Otago United management. more..

Coaching Course for KidsWynton Rufer
Lots of opportunities for youngsters to sharpen their skills, with All White Andy Boyens again running his Clinics, plus Mike McGarry organising similar Course and as a club initiative, hats off to Grants Braes for managing to arrange Wyners Coaching Clinics by Wynton Rufer at Ocean Grove on January 19th to 21st, more here

Fleming to Resign ? Malc Fleming
Coach Malcolm Fleming is contemplating resigning from his job as senior coach at Otago United.‘ It has nothing to do with yesterdays 5-nil loss in Wellington. I approached the club administration before the game, about players expenses not being paid,’ said Fleming. more...

Log Jam in ASB
After two wins in a row, Otago United is balanced between confidence and optimism concerning Sunday's ASB Premiership away match with Team Wellington. more...

Better Late than Never...
Otago 2, Canty 1
No chance of spectators leaving early at Tahuna park, Dunedin, where O
tago United showed character and dogged determination to plunder maximum points with two late goals to beat Canterbury United 2-1.  more ...

Ruggles Hits Winner Phil Ruggles
Phil Ruggles broke altitude records with his victory leap as the striker shot Otago United’s winner in the 2-1 result over Manawatu in Palmerston North on Sunday. Both sides desperately needed points to escape the basement of the ASB Premiership, and a 2-2 draw between Canterbury and Waikato now means that only four points separate Otago from second placed Hawkes Bay. More here

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