Red card set to sideline Christchurch United striker for start of Southern League

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New signing Matt Brazier faces a three-week ban for his straight red card in Christchurch United’s 3-0 Charity Cup loss to Wellington Olympic.

Matt Brazier. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Brazier (27) was sent off by referee Cory Mills late in the match following an off-the-ball incident.

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The striker, who was making his competitive debut for Christchurch United after transferring from Wellington’s Petone, is set to miss his club’s opening three games in the Southern League.

These are against Nomads United (March 28), Ferrymead Bays (April 6) and Universities of Canterbury (April 13).

Brazier has followed his former Petone coach, Ryan Edwards, to their new club where Edwards has taken over from Paul Ifill as head coach.

His arrival in Christchurch helped compensate for the summer departures of last season’s top goalscorer Sam Philip (to Auckland’s Birkenhead United), attacking midfielder Eoghan Stokes (to Australian club Port Melbourne) and wingers Dan MacLennan (to Melbourne’s Nunawading City) and Eddie Wilkinson (to Wellington Olympic).

Futsal White Brazier, a prolific goalscorer for Petone, was the 2023 Central League Player of the Year.

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