2009–10 New Zealand Football Championship

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New Zealand Football Championship
Season 2009–10
Matches played 37
Goals scored 106 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Seule Soromon (9)
Biggest home win Canterbury 6–0 Manawatu
Biggest away win Wellington 0–4 Manawatu
Highest scoring Canterbury 6–0 Manawatu

The NZFC 2009–10 season is the sixth season of the New Zealand Football Championship competition.

The previous season's champion, Auckland City FC, and premier Waitakere United will also be competing in the 2009–10 O-League which will run alongside the NZFC season.

Changes for 2009/10[edit]

Team locations[edit]

Participating clubs[edit]

Club Name Home City Stadium 2008-09
Placing
2008-09 Notes
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC Auckland Kiwitea Street 2nd 2008-09 NZFC Champion
Qualified for O-League 2009-10
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United Christchurch English Park 8th 2008-09 NZFC Wooden Spoon
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United Napier Bluewater Stadium 5th
Otagocolours.png Otago United Dunedin Carisbrook 7th
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington Wellington Newtown Park 4th
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC Ngaruawahia Centennial Park 6th
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United Waitakere City Fred Taylor Park 1st 2008-09 Premier
Qualified for O-League 2009-10
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu Palmerston North Memorial Park 3rd

Canterbury United had initially announced in mid June they would not be competing. However they revoked their decision within two weeks and re-entered the competition. There was also hope from some parties to have a youth/reserve team for Wellington Phoenix FC to participate in the competition. However, the FIFA rules and regulations preventing a professional Australian team from competing in a New Zealand amateur competition meant this was not feasible.

The NZF has looked at including alternative teams in case any of the current eight franchises pull out. In September 2009,a syndicate from North Shore and another from Manukau were approached and asked if they could step in at late notice if one of the eight franchises withdrew.[1]

This season is the final one in the five-year licences for each franchise and NZF are undertaking a major review of their competition structures, including the national league. Significant changes like reverting to a winter league and a club competition complete with promotion/relegation are being considered.[1]

Competition Schedule[edit]

The competition fixtures were announced on 21 September 2009[2]

Round 1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Otagocolours.png Otago United 0 - 0 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 1 November 2009 Carisbrook (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 0 - 4 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 1 November 2009 Newtown Park (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 4 - 2 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 1 November 2009 Centennial Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 1 - 0 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 November 2009 Fred Taylor Park (Report)

Round 2[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 - 1 Otagocolours.png Otago United 8 November 2009 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 2 - 0 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 8 November 2009 English Park (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 0 - 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 14 November 2009 Newtown Park (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 0 - 1 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 14 November 2009 Memorial Park (Report)

Round 3[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 2 - 1 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 22 November 2009 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 - 1 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 22 November 2009 English Park (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 0 - 2 Otagocolours.png Otago United 22 November 2009 Newtown Park (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 1 - 2 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 22 November 2009 Centennial Park (Report)

Round 4[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 0 - 0 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 6 December 2009 Memorial Park (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 0 - 2 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 6 December 2009 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 1 - 2 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 6 December 2009 Carisbrook (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 5 - 0 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 25 October 2009[notes 1] Kiwitea Street (Report)

Round 5[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 0 - 1 Otagocolours.png Otago United 13 December 2009 Centennial Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 2 - 1 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 13 December 2009 Fred Taylor Park (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 1 - 0 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 13 December 2009 Memorial Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 - 3 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 21 March 2010[notes 1] English Park (Report)

Round 6[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 1 - 4 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 2 April 2010[notes 1] Kiwitea Street (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 - 2 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 20 December 2009 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 1 - 3 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 20 December 2009 Carisbrook (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 2 - 1 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 20 December 2009 Newtown Park (Report)

Round 7[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 0 - 3 Otagocolours.png Otago United 9 January 2010 Memorial Park (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 2 - 1 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 10 January 2010 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 - 4 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 10 January 2010 English Park (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 2 - 3 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 10 January 2010 Centennial Park (Report)

Round 8[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 5 - 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 17 January 2010 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 4 - 0 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 17 January 2010 English Park (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 3 - 0 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 17 January 2010 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 0 - 2 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 17 January 2010 Memorial Park (Report)

Round 9[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 3 - 2 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 23 January 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 1 - 0 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 23 January 2010 Carisbrook (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 1 - 0 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 24 January 2010 Centennial Park (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 3 - 1 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 24 January 2010 Kiwitea Street (Report)

Round 10[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 1 - 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 30 January 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 - 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 6 March 2010[notes 2] Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 3 - 1 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 31 January 2010 Carisbrook (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 2 - 3 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 31 January 2010 Memorial Park (Report)

Round 11[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 6 - 0 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 7 February 2010 English Park (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 0 - 1 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 7 February 2010 Newtown Park (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 1 - 2 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 7 February 2010 Centennial Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 4 - 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 7 February 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)

Round 12[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 4 - 3 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 14 February 2010 Newtown Park (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 2 - 2 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 21 February 2010 Carisbrook (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 1 - 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 21 February 2010 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 - 2 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 21 February 2010 Bluewater Stadium (Report)

Round 13[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 2 - 3 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 28 February 2010 Centennial Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 2 - 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 28 February 2010 English Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 4 - 1 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 28 February 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 1 - 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 28 February 2010 Memorial Park (Report)

Round 14[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Otagocolours.png Otago United 1 - 1 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 13 March 2010 Carisbrook (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 1 - 6 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 14 March 2010 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 2 - 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 14 March 2010 Porirua Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 4 - 2 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 14 March 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)

Semi-Finals - First Leg[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 - 2 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 4 April 2010 English Park (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 3 - 2 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 4 April 2010 Newtown Park (Report)

Semi-Finals - Second Leg[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 2 - 1 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 10 April 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 0 - 3 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 11 April 2010 Kiwitea Street (Report)

Grand final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 3 - 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 24 April 2010 Fred Taylor Park (Report)
  1. ^ a b c Match postponed due to 2009 FIFA Club World Cup
  2. ^ Match postponed from 31 January 2010 due to pitch condition

2009-10 League Table[edit]

# Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Auckland City FC 14 9 4 1 33 13 20sm=n 31
2 Waitakere United 14 9 2 3 31 22 9sm=n 29
3 Team Wellington 14 7 0 7 22 24 -2sm=n 21
4 Canterbury United 14 5 3 6 23 16 7sm=n 18
5 Otago United 14 5 3 6 16 22 -6sm=n 18
6 Hawke's Bay United 14 4 3 7 18 27 -9sm=n 15
7 YoungHeart Manawatu 14 4 4 6 19 24 -5sm=n 16
8 Waikato FC 14 3 1 10 19 33 -14sm=n 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NZFC looks at alternatives as season looms ", New Zealand Herald, 20 September 2009
  2. ^ http://nzfc.co.nz/index.php?id=28&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=564&tx_ttnews[backPid]=3&cHash=c6018c245d

External links[edit]