All Whites Lose!
In a great game last night at Westpac Trust Stadium, the All Whites went down 2-0 to the Socceroos. However the score does not reflect how competitive the All Whites were and how they put Australia under pressure. Aussie scored a good goal early in the first half and dominated possesion and territory for the remainder of the half. Coveney of NZ had the best chance with a breakaway but couldn't convert with the keeper to beat. The second half was a differant story with the All Whites going close on several occasions, and it was Civeney again who hashed another chance when he shot limply to the keepr when he had 2 un-marked men outside in the 6 yard box. Other chances went begging with Austarlia having no real threats at goal for the whole of the 2nd half. However all the New Zealand efforts cameundone with a moment of madness from All White keeper Jason Batty, who hashed a clerance straight to Emmerton who duly headed in an easy goal. Overall a battling and proud All Whites team done NZ soccer well and showed the crowd of 20,000 that we are not far away from the world's best.