2007–08 New Zealand Football Championship

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NZFC 2007-08
League New Zealand Football Championship
Sport Association football
Duration November 2007-April 2008
Number of teams 8
NZFC Season
Champions Waitakere United
Premiers Waitakere United
Top scorer Graham Little (12)
Youth League
Champions Waitakere United
NZFC seasons

The 2007-08 New Zealand Football Championship season began on 3 November 2007 and ended on 20 April 2008. Waitakere United won both the premiership and the grand final.

Team locations[edit]

2007-08 Season Standings[edit]

# Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Waitakere United 21 16 3 2 51 14 37 51
2 Auckland City FC 21 16 2 3 44 16 28 50
3 Team Wellington 21 15 2 4 51 21 30 47
4 Hawke's Bay United 21 8 5 8 29 33 -4 29
5 Waikato FC 21 5 5 11 24 34 -10 20
6 YoungHeart Manawatu 21 5 2 14 32 57 -25 17
7 Otago United 21 3 4 14 13 43 -30 13
8 Canterbury United 21 3 3 15 22 48 -26 12

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]


3 November 2007
15:00
Waitakere United 1 – 2 Team Wellington
Pearce Goal 62' (Report) Ellensohn Goal 20'
Halstead Goal 89'
Fred Taylor Park
Referee: Michael Hester

3 November 2007
16:00
Otago United 0 – 2 Waikato FC
(Report) Gill Goal 32'
Sinkora Goal 82'
Carisbrook
Referee: Kevin Stoltenkamp

4 November 2007
15:00
Canterbury United 1 – 3 Hawke's Bay United
Walker Goal 42' (Report) Brockie Goal 69'
Messam Goal 76'
Birnie Goal 86'
English Park
Referee: Peter O'Leary

4 November 2007
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 1 – 3 Auckland City FC
Nieres Goal 49' (pen) (Report) Little Goal 27',Goal 55',Goal 85'
FMG Stadium
Referee: Peter O'Leary

Round 2[edit]


10 November 2007
15:00
Auckland City FC 2 – 0 Hawke's Bay United
YoungGoal 55'
JordanGoal 73'
(Report)
Croatian Club
Referee: Michael Hester

11 November 2007
14:00
Waikato FC 0 – 1 Waitakere United
(Report) Menapi Goal 69'
Waikato Stadium
Referee: Nick Waldron

11 November 2007
16:00
Team Wellington 3 – 1 YoungHeart Manawatu
Little Goal 23',
Ellensohn Goal 40', Goal 80'
(Report) Rowe Goal 7'
Newtown Park
Referee: Peter O'Leary

11 November 2007
16:00
Otago United 0 – 0 Canterbury United
(Report)
Carisbrook
Referee: Matt Conger

Round 3[edit]


17 November 2007
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 0 – 0 YoungHeart Manawatu
(Report)
Bluewater Stadium
Referee: James Thian

18 November 2007
14:00
Waikato FC 1 – 2 Team Wellington
Fowler Goal 76' (Report) Barron Goal 23',
Cheriton Goal 41'
Waikato Stadium
Referee: Matt Conger

18 November 2007
16:00
Otago United 0 – 2 Auckland City FC
(Report) Urlovic Goal 4',
Little Goal 8'

18 November 2007
16:00
Canterbury United 1 – 3 Waitakere United
Scoullar Goal 16',
Pitman Red card 75'
(Report) Bale Goal 2',
Hay Goal 15',
Pearce Goal 26'
English Park
Referee: Jamie Cross

Round 4[edit]


25 November 2007
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 6 – 0 Otago United
Watson Goal 23',
Cowan Goal 52', Goal 56',
Robinson Goal 53',
Rowe Goal 64',
Nieres Goal 90'
(Report)
FMG Stadium
Referee: Neil Fox

25 November 2007
15:00
Auckland City FC 1 – 1 Waitakere United
Jordan Goal 80' (Report) Totori Goal 56'
Croatian Club
Referee: Peter O'Leary

25 November 2007
15:00
Team Wellington 4 – 3 Hawke's Bay United
Howe Goal 26',
Douglas Goal 27',
Halstead Goal 29',
de Gregorio Goal 71',
(Report) Smith Goal 36',
Fyfe Goal 52', Goal 68'
Newtown Park
Referee: Jim Murphy

25 November 2007
16:30
Canterbury United 1 – 1 Waikato FC
Own Goal Goal 23' (Report) Gill Goal 89' (Penalty kick)pen'
English Park
Referee: James Thian

Round 5[edit]


1 December 2007
15:00
Waitakere United 3 – 1 YoungHeart Manawatu
Totori Goal 13',Goal 87',
Bazeley Goal 54'
(Report) Sandbrook Goal 36'
Fred Taylor Park
Referee: Chris Kerr

1 December 2007
16:00
Otago United 1 – 2 Hawke's Bay United
Wheeler Goal 31' (Report) Brockie Goal 2',
Wilson Goal 88'
Carisbrook
Referee: Jamie Cross

2 December 2007
16:00
Waikato FC 2 – 3 Auckland City FC
Gill Goal 47' (Penalty kick)pen',
Wilkinson Goal 67'
(Report) Little Goal 11', Goal 85' (Penalty kick)pen',
Sigmund Goal 31'
Waikato Stadium
Referee: Nick Waldron

2 December 2007
16:00
Canterbury United 0 – 1 Team Wellington
(Report) Patrick Goal 21'
English Park
Referee: Matt Conger

Round 6[edit]


8 December 2007
14:00
Auckland City FC 4 – 1 YoungHeart Manawatu
Sigmund Goal 62',
Jordan Goal 70',
Lee Goal 77',
Campbell Goal 80'
(Report) Sanbrook Goal 13',
Cowan Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 82'
Croation Club
Referee: Stephen Fletcher

8 December 2007
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 2 – 1 Canterbury United
Fyfe Goal 3',
Wilson Goal 30'
(Report) Walker Goal 26'
Bluewater Stadium
Referee: Neil Fox

9 December 2007
14:00
Waikato FC 3 – 1 Otago United
Simpkins Goal 80',
Gill Goal 80', Goal 80' (pen)
(Report) Lang Goal 90+2'
Waikato Stadium
Referee: Mike Hester

23 December 2007
16:00
Team Wellington 1 – 5 Waitakere United
Patrick Goal 43' (Report) Pearce Goal 6', Goal 45', Goal 46' (pen),
Perry Goal 40',
Edwards Goal 87'
Newtown Park
Referee: Neil Fox

Round 7[edit]


15 December 2007
1:00
Waitakere United 4 – 0 Otago United
Menapi Goal 65', Goal 73',
Butler Goal 81',
Koprivcic Goal 90+1'
(Report)
Fred Taylor Park
Referee: James Thian

15 December 2007
18:00
Team Wellington 1 – 1 Auckland City FC
Patrick Goal 16' (Report) Anello Goal 51'
Newtown Park
Referee: James Thian

16 December 2007
14:00
Waikato FC 1 – 1 Hawke's Bay United
Gill Goal 87' (pen) (Report) Henslee Goal 19'
Waikato Stadium
Referee: Stephen Fletcher

16 December 2007
16:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 3 – 2 Canterbury United
Robinson Goal 7', Goal 59',
Sandbrook Goal 73'
(Report) Faichnie Goal 42',
Payne Goal 77'
FMG Stadium
Referee: Kevin Stolenkamp

Round 8[edit]


5 January 2008
15:00
Otago United 2 – 0 Canterbury United
Severs Goal 55',
Alvino Goal 64'
(Report)
Carisbrook
Referee: Michael Hester

5 January 2008
16:00
Waitakere United 2 – 0 Waikato FC
Own Goal Goal 13',
Totori Goal 32'
(Report)
Fred Taylor Park
Referee: James Thian

5 January 2008
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 0 – 1 Auckland City FC
(Report) Sigmund Goal 17',
Matthews Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 79',
Uhlmann Red card 82'
Bluewater Stadium
Referee: Matt Conger

6 January 2008
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 0 – 8 Team Wellington
(Report) Little Goal 5', Goal 20', Goal 72'
Coralles Goal 16', Goal 53', Goal 60',
Ellensohn Goal 52',
Wilson Goal 62',
FMG Stadium
Referee: Kevin Stolenkamp

Round 9[edit]


19 January 2008
16:00
Auckland City FC 3 – 0 Otago United
Kumar Goal 20',
Young Goal 70',
Coombes Goal 75'
(Report)
Croation Club
Referee: Kevin Stoltenkamp

20 January 2008
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 1 – 3 Hawke's Bay United
Nieres Goal 45+1',
Quasnar Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 85',
(Report) Parkin Goal 52',
Fyfe Goal 56 ',
Smith Goal 79',
FMG Stadium
Referee: Neil Fox

20 January 2008
16:00
Canterbury United 1 – 9 Waitakere United
Payne Goal 90+1', (Report) Hayne Goal 11', Goal 79',
Totori Goal 36', Goal 78',
Hay Goal 43',
Perry Goal 56',
Koprivcic Goal 70',
Menapi Goal 85',
Pearce Goal 88'
English Park
Referee: Antony Riley

20 January 2008
16:00
Team Wellington 2 – 0 Waikato FC
Gulley Goal 58',
de Gregorio Goal 60',
(Report)
Newtown Park
Referee: James Thian

Round 10[edit]


26 January 2008
13:00
Waikato FC 3 – 1 Canterbury United
Waita Goal 18',
Holloway Goal 33', Goal 36'
(Report) McDermott Goal 55'

26 January 2008
16:00
Otago United 0 – 0 YoungHeart Manawatu
(Report)
Carisbrook
Referee: Steve Fletcher

26 January 2008
16:00
Waitakere United 2 – 0 Auckland City FC
Seaman Goal 9',
Totori Goal 33'
(Report) Coombes Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 51'
Fred Taylor Park
Referee: Michael Hester

26 January 2008
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 2 – 2 Team Wellington
Messam Goal 26', Goal 57' (Report) Benicio Goal 12',
Ellensohn Goal 72'
Bluewater Stadium
Referee: Kevin Stolenkamp

Round 11[edit]


2 February 2008
15:00
Team Wellington 3 – 0 Canterbury United
Little, Goal 47',Goal 77',Goal 82' (Report)
Porirua Park, Porirua
Referee: Peter O'Leary

2 February 2008
16:00
Auckland City FC 2 – 0 Waikato FC
Young, Goal 19'
Lee, Goal 39'
(Report)
Croatian Club
Referee: Neil Fox

2 February 2008
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 3 – 0 Otago United
Messam Goal 13',
Brockie Goal 88'
Taylor Goal 89'
(Report) Own Goal Goal 16'
Bluewater Stadium
Referee: Nick Waldron

3 February 2008
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 3 – 2 Waitakere United
Nieres Goal 61', Goal 72'
Cowan Goal 90+1'
(Report) Totori Goal 26',
Koprivcic Goal 52'
FMG Stadium
Referee: Antony Riley

Round 12[edit]


6 February 2008
14:00
Otago United 1 – 1 Waitakere United
Carisbrook

6 February 2008
15:00
Canterbury United 2 – 3 YoungHeart Manawatu
English Park

6 February 2008
15:00
Auckland City FC 2 – 0 Team Wellington
Croatian Club

6 February 2008
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 0 – 0 Waikato FC
Bluewater Stadium

Round 13[edit]


19 February 2008
16:00
Waitakere United 5 – 0 Hawke's Bay United
Fred Taylor Park

10 February 2008
14:00
Waikato FC 3 – 2 YoungHeart Manawatu

10 February 2008
15:00
Team Wellington 1 – 0 Otago United

10 February 2008
16:00
Canterbury United 1 – 2 Auckland City FC

Round 14[edit]


13 January 2008
16:00[1]
Team Wellington 0 – 1 Waitakere United
Red card 71' Birch (Report)
Newtown Park
Referee: Peter O'Leary

16 February 2008
15:00
Auckland City FC 4 – 1 YoungHeart Manawatu
Croatian Club

16 February 2008
14:00
Waikato FC 0 – 2 Otago United
Links Ave, Tauranga

Round 15[edit]


23 February 2008
16:00
Auckland City FC 4 – 1 Canterbury United
Croatian Club

23 February 2008
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 0 – 1 Waitakere United

24 February 2008
14:00
Otago United 0 – 5 Team Wellington

10 February 2008
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 0 – 1 Waikato FC

Round 16[edit]



2 March 2008
15:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 0 – 4 Team Wellington

2 March 2008
16:00
Canterbury United 2 – 0 Otago United

Round 17[edit]



8 March 2008
16:00
Team Wellington 2 – 0 Waikato FC


9 March 2008
15:00
Auckland City FC 2 – 0 Otago United
Croatian Club

Round 18[edit]


15 March 2008
16:00
Otago United 1 – 0 YoungHeart Manawatu

15 March 2008
16:00
Waitakere United 1 – 0 Auckland City FC


16 March 2008
13:00
Waikato FC 1 – 1 Canterbury United
Links Ave, Tauranga

Round 19[edit]


22 March 2008
16:00
Auckland City FC 2 – 0 Waikato FC
Kiwitea Street
Referee: Antony Riley

22 March 2008
17:00
Hawke's Bay United 2 – 1 Otago United

23 March 2008
16:00
YoungHeart Manawatu 1 – 2 Waitakere United
Memorial Park

23 March 2008
16:00
Team Wellington 2 – 0 Canterbury United

Round 20[edit]


13 January 2008
16:00[1]
Canterbury United 0 – 3 Auckland City FC
(Report) Little Goal 13',
Young Goal 56', Goal 82'
English Park
Referee: Neil Fox

29 March 2008
16:00
Waitakere United 2 – 0 Hawke's Bay United

30 March 2008
14:00
Waikato FC 4 – 5 YoungHeart Manawatu
Links Ave, Tauranga

30 March 2008
15:00
Team Wellington 3 – 1 Otago United

Round 21[edit]


6 April 2008
15:00
Otago United 2 – 2 Waitakere United
Caledonian Ground


6 April 2008
15:00
Auckland City FC 3 – 2 Team Wellington

6 April 2008
15:00
Hawke's Bay United 2 – 2 Waikato FC

Playoffs[edit]

The top 3 ranked teams of the regular season will qualify for the NZFC playoffs. Teams ranked second and third will play off in a preliminary final, the winner of which playing the first ranked team in the grand final.

Preliminary Finals[edit]

13 April 2008
15:00
Auckland City FC 3 – 4 Team Wellington
Campbell Goal 70'
Chan-Goo Goal 73'
Suri Goal 90+30'
(Report) Little Goal 24' Goal 90+18'
Halstead Goal 86' Goal 90+26'
Kiwitea Street
Referee: Peter O Leary

Grand final[edit]

20 April 2008
15:00
Waitakere United 2 – 0 Team Wellington
Own Goal Goal 45'
Pearce Goal 66'
(Report)
Douglas Field
Referee: Mike Hester

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Match moved forward due to O-League fixture clash