Friday, October 1, 2010

Tahiti 5 - 1 Vanuatu

Tahiti have beaten Vanuatu 5-1 in the first match on day three of the OFC Women's Nations Cup New Zealand 2010.

See below for the play-by-play action.

The starting line-ups were as follows:

Tahiti: 1. Poroni TURANA (GK), 2. Mariko IZAL, 3. Maruina TOM SING VEIN, 5. Angela TAIARUI, 8. Vaitiare PITO, 10. Mohea HAUATA (c), 11. Heimiri ALVAREZ, 12. Tiare WHITE, 13. Sandrine TEAUNA, 14. Tiere APO, 18. Clara MARAHITI

Vanuatu: 17. Haia TAIWIA (GK), 2. Leisale SOLOMON, 5. Sileye SAINA, 6. Jeanine ALATOA, 8. Stephanie TOUGEN, 9. Joella AVOCK, 10. Elodie SAMUEL (c), 11. Serah THOMPSON, 12. Thelma KALPUKAI, 15. Evensta ARU, 16. Melanie MANSALE

The match kicks off

1' Conditions are not ideal today with surface water covering most of the pitch

2' Vanuatu goalkeeper Haia Taiwia has to charge out of her area to clear a Tahiti through ball

3' The surface water is making play difficult but both sides are trying to keep the ball on the floor and play

5' The opening minutes have been an even contest with no chances created so far

6' Tahiti captain Mohea Hauata surprisingly has a strike at goal from a free kick near half way but it poses no problems for Taiwia

7' Heimiri Alvarez shoots wide from the right hand side of the field

8' Taiwia again has to act as a sweeper to stamp out a Tahiti attack

9' Taiwia lets an Alvarez strike slip under her but Vanuatu manage to scramble the ball clear

10' Tiare White is caught offside for Tahiti

11' Taiwia once again has to leave her line but gets into trouble this time and Tahiti had a great opportunity to score but Hauata can't provide the finish

12' Now it's the turn of Tahiti goalkeeper Poroni Turana to come out of her area to clear a Vanuatu through ball

14' Hauata tries another long range attempt, from open play this time, but it does well wide

14' GOAL!!! Tahiti 1, Vanuatu 0: Heimiri Alvarez finishes well with a firm shot into the bottom corner after determined play from Tiare White creates the chance

17' Serah Thompson gets on the end of a through ball for Vanuatu but shoots straight at Turana from the right hand edge of the box

19' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 1, Tahiti 1: Vanuatu equalise when Stephanie Tougen hits the post after a one on one with Turana but gets to the rebound for a simple tap in

21' GOAL!!! Tahiti 2, Vanuatu 1: The scores do not remain level for long as Alvarez grabs her second, sweeping the ball into an empty net after Taiwia and her defence are caught out

22' Tahiti nearly make it three but Tiere Apo chips the ball wide after the Vanuatu defence is again stretched

23' Hauata hits another trademark long-range effort wide for Tahiti

25' It's end to end action as the game continues it's frantic pace, surprising really given the conditions

27' Joella Avock thinks she is in on goal for Vanuatu but the offside flag is raised

30' Apo breaks down the right for Tahiti but Vanuatu deal well with her cross

31' Hauata gets into a good position outside the box on the left but her shot is again off target

34' Hauata shoots at goal from a free kick on the left but can't get enough power to beat Taiwia

37' Tiare White is caught offside for Tahiti

38' The play is held up while Hauata is treated for an injury. She has been in the wars so far, it's the second time she has gone down after a heavy challenge

39' Tahiti are down to ten players at he moment while Hauata receives tretment off the field

40' YELLOW CARD: Sandrine Teauna is cautioned after making a dangerous tackle on the slippery surface

41' Hauata comes back on just before Vanuatu take their free kick after the card. The cross is spilled by Turana but she gathers at the second attempt

43' Vanuatu are enjoying a spell of pressure as they try to equalise before the break

44' A foul by Vanuatu relieves the pressure and Tahiti can now break forward again from the free kick

45' Some of the surface water has dried up but there is still plenty of it about and both sets of players are struggling to keep their feet

45' Two minutes of injury time will be added

45' + 1' The play is held up while Tahiti's Vaitiare Pito receives treatment for an injury

The referee brings the first half to an end

The second half kicks off

46' Vanuatu go straight onto the attack as they look to get back into the game

48' Sandrine Teauna shoots for Tahiti from just outside the box but slips as she hits it and doesn't make a clean enough connection to beat Taiwia

50' Vanuatu's Evensta Aru is carried off on a stretcher, it looks like her afternoon might be over

51' YELLOW CARD: Sileye Saina is cautioned for Vanuatu

53' Aru still appears to be in some discomfort but manages to make it back onto the field

56' The second half has begun in even fashion

57' Hauata shoots low along the ground from the edge of the box but Taiwia makes a smart save

59' Both sides make a change as Tihani Tokoragi replaces Pito for Tahiti and Sylvia Vatoko comes on for Thelma Kalpukai for Vanuatu

62' Tahiti are spending plenty of time in Vanuatu's half with Hauata continuing to look dangerous

64' SUBSTITUTION: Teauna is replaced by Tania Keuvahana for Tahiti

66' SUBSTITUTION: Avock is replaced by Phina Angelo for Vanuatu

70' Taiwia races out of her area to snuff out a Tahiti attack

72' Vanuatu press forward to try and get the equaliser but captain Elodie Samuel is caught offside

74' This match could still go either way but neither side has carved out a clear cut chance for a while

77' Angelo has a shot from outside the area for Vanuatu but it is esily dealt with by Turana

78' SUBSTITUTION: Apo is replaced by Nicole Bouges for Tahiti

81' GOAL!!! Tahiti 3, Vanuatu 1: Tiare White makes it three with a good finish after a break away

82' GOAL!!! Tahiti 4, Vanuatu 1: Tahiti go further ahead when Alvarez squares for Tokoragi to slides the ball into an open goal

83' GOAL!!! Tahiti 5, Vanuatu 1: Alvarez completes her hat-trick when she breaks down the left and rolls the ball under Taiwai from the edge of the box

85' SUBSTITUTION Tougen is replaced by Janice Alatoa for Vanuatu

87' Vanuatu have been left shell-shocked by this Tahiti goal blitz and now have no way back into the game

90' Two minutes of injury time will be played

The final whistle sounds


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