Vanuatu 1 - 0 Solomon Islands

Vanuatu have beaten Solomon Islands in dramatic fashion with a last minute winner from Jean Kaltak in their Group A match at Riviere Salée in Nouméa.


See below for the play-by-play action.

Starting line-ups:

Vanuatu: 1. Enest BONG (GK), 4. Rexley TARIVUTI, 5. Georges TABE, 6. Kensi TANGIS, 7. Jean ROBERT YELOU (c), 12. Eddison STEPHEN, 13. Filiamy NIKIAU, 13. Filiamy NIKIAU, 17. Ivong WILSON, 19. Ricky TARI, 21. Brian KALTACK, 22. Jean KALTAK
Coach: Saby NATONGA

Solomon Islands:
1. Shadrack RAMONI (GK), 2. Hardies AENGARI, 4. Tome FAISI, 5. Samson TAKAYAMA , 6. Nelson SALE , 9. Benjamin TOTORI, 10. Joe LUI, 13. Mostyn BEUI, 16. James NAKA, 18. Henry FA'ARODO (c), 19. Joses NAWO
Coach: Jacob MOLI

Referee: Kader Zitouni (TAH)
Assistant Referee: Tevita Makasini (TGA)
Assistant Referee: Rakesh Chandra (FIJ)
4th Official: Averii Jacques (TAH)

The match kicks off.

1' Nice give and go between the Solomon Islands strikers but Benjamin Totori blasts his shot wide

5' Mostyn Beui tries to play a ball in over the top but it runs through to the Vanuatu goalkeeper Enest Bong

7' Solomon Islands striker Joe Lui gets into the box down the left but shoots straight at the keeper from a tight angle

10' A frantic pace has been set early in this match with the Solomon Islands doing most of the attacking

12' Vanuatu's Jean Kaltak shoots inches wide from just inside the area

14' Vanuatu have their first corner of the match but Solomon Islands are able to clear

16' Shouts for a penalty from Solomon Islands as Benjamin Totori goes down in the box but the referee waves for play to continue

17' Totori is in the action again setting up Joe Lui but the Solomon Islands number 10 shoots straight at the keeper

18' A good chance down the other end for Vanuatu as Kensi Tangis finds space inside the box but his shot is saved by Shadrock Ramoni

22' Solomon Islands with the best chance of the game so far as James Naka latches onto a deflected shot but his subsequent strike from close range rockets off the crossbar

27' Naka is in the thick of it once more, smashing the ball into the back of the net from an impossible angle but the flag is up for an offside

33' It's Vanuatu's time to attack as Eddison Stephen and Filiami Nikiau combine well down the left but Shadrock Ramoni sweeps off his line to clear the ball

36' A mistake in defense for Solomon Islands lets in Kensi Tagis down the left but the ball eventually rolls out for a goalkick

39' A long range effort from Tangis floats wide of the goal

42' Vanuatu are enjoying good territory in the latter stages of the half. Shadrock Ramoni is kept busy with good strikers from Jean Kaltak and Eddison Stephen from just outside the area

44' SUBSTITUTION: Daniel Natou replaces Eddison Stephen for Vanuatu

45' A good spin inside the box from Benjamin Totori but Vanuatu are able to clear the ball before he gets the shot off

The referee brings the first half to an end.

The second half kicks off.

46' An early corner for Solomon Islands but Vanuatu are able to clear

48' Vanuatu substitute Daniel Natou puts in a good ball from the left but Kensi Tangis can't make a good connection on the volley

49' Joses Nawo sees his shot saved by the Vanuatu goalkeeper

50' Vanuatu go close to scoring as Jean Kaltak plays the ball across the face of goal but fortunately but Shadrock Ramoni collects a deflection off his own defender

53' Ricky Tari cuts inside his marker and shoots just over the bar

54' Jean Kaltak takes a snap shot from 30 yards out but can't hit taget. A good spell of pressure from Vanuatu

59' Solomon Islands have a corner but the ball curls out for a goalkick

63' YELLOW CARD: Filiamy Nikiau is cautioned after committing a foul

66' Joe Lui makes a strong run down the right for Solomon Islands but slices his shot wide

67' Jean Kaltak wins Vanuatu a corner

70' YELLOW CARD: Solomon Islands striker Joe Lui is cautioned for a high boot

72' YELLOW CARD: Mostyn Beui is caustioned for Solomon Islands

76' Benjamin Totori shoots just over the crossbar from long range

77' SUBSTITUTION: Ian Paia replaces Joe Lui for Solomon Islands

78' SUBSTITUTION: Vanuatu make a change with Michell Kaltak coming on for Ivong Wilson who exits the field on a stretcher

82' Benjamin Totori makes a surging run down the left and lays it up for James Naka who can't keep his shot down

87' Both teams seem to be tiring as they struggle to put together any meaningful attacks in the dying stages of this match

90' There will be 3 minutes of additional time

90+2 GOAL!!! Vanuatu 1 Solomon Islands 0: Jean Kaltak scores what is sure to be the winner after a nice through ball sliced open the Solomon Islands defense. The young striker showed plenty of composure to slot the ball past an oncoming Shadrock Ramoni

The final whistle is blown.

Updated On Thursday, September 01, 2011