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Waitakere United
Southern United Football Club
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A Al-Khalisy (49')
Sun 18 Nov 16:35 - League

Southern United draw away to Waitakere

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Southern took the lead, but had to settle for a draw

Southern United headed to Auckland to face Waitakere United in the live broadcasted game courtesy of Sky Sports. Under hot conditions, Southern United would show to a solid first half, but with Waitakere United establishing a fair amount of pressure as the second half developed.

Both teams would show to several significant chances created during the first half, with Conor O'Keeffe closest for Southern as his shot from the edge of the box skimmed the post.

Southern started off strong in the second half, with only three minutes in Abdulla Al-Khalisy finishing off a fine bit of individual skill by finding the back of the net following a deflection. However, the goal marked a shift in the overall dynamic of the game, as Waitakere upped the pressure in search of the equalizer. On the hour mark, the home team were able to break through the Southern defence, as a cross from the byline led to a close range finish to give Waitakere the equalizer. While Southern would show to a couple of chances, it was Waitakere that led the way in the latter stages of the second half in terms of chances created. However, the home team were not able to convert and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

The game also marked 18-year-old Rory Findlay's starting debut for Southern United, following his debut as a sub in the win against Hamilton Wanderers a couple of weeks ago. Having excelled as captain for the youth team, Findlay showed to a solid performance at the left-back position.

Southern United look to get back on winning ways next weekend as they host Tasman United.

#UnitedWeStand

Key moments

49:00
Goal Abdulla Al-Khalisy scores for Southern United Football Club

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85:00 Sub On
Jared Grove is substituted on for Southern United Football Club
85:00 Sub Off
Rory Findlay is substituted off for Southern United Football Club
75:00 Sub Off
Benjamin Wade is substituted off for Southern United Football Club
75:00 Sub On
Blake Weston is substituted on for Southern United Football Club
55:00 Sub Off
Stephen Last is substituted off for Southern United Football Club
55:00 Sub On
Sam Pickering is substituted on for Southern United Football Club
49:00 Goal 0 - 1
Abdulla Al-Khalisy scores for Southern United Football Club
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  • Waitakere United
  • Southern United Football Club
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  • Abdulla Al-Khalisy Goal 49:00'
  • Stephen Last Sub Off 55:00'
  • Sam Pickering Sub On 55:00'
  • Benjamin Wade Sub Off 75:00'
  • Blake Weston Sub On 75:00'
  • Rory Findlay Sub Off 85:00'
  • Jared Grove Sub On 85:00'

Team selection

Little, Liam Little, Liam
O'Keeffe, Conor O'Keeffe, Conor
Panzer, Erik Panzer, Erik
Al-Khalisy, Abdulla Al-Khalisy, Abdulla
Last, Stephen Last, Stephen
Findlay, Rory Findlay, Rory
Wade, Benjamin Wade, Benjamin
Ledwith, Danny Ledwith, Danny
Coughlan, Garbhan Coughlan, Garbhan
Treadwell, Nic Treadwell, Nic
Whitehead, Tony Whitehead, Tony

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