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Solomon Islands 4 - 0 Tonga


Solomon Islands have beaten Tonga 4-0 in the second match on day two 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:

Solomon Islands: 1. Betty SADE (GK), 2. Calrose GWALI (c), 4. Bere MASAE, 5. Odana GALO, 7. Rayma ZOZE, 9. Betty MAENU'U, 12. Ella MISIBINI, 13. Alice OLOMANE, 16. Ileem PEGI, 17. Prudence FULA, 19. Annie BWAKOLO

Tonga: Lupe LIKILIKI (GK), 2. Sofia FILO, 3. Emelita MOALA, 4. Anne Marie TAUKAPO, 5. Kiana MU'AMOHOLEVA, 6. Laite SI'I MANU, 7. Fololeni SIALE, 9. Piuingi FEKE, 10. Heilala LOTO'ANIU, 11. Keti FATAI (c), 18. Koni VUNGAMOEAHI

The match kicks off

1' Solomon Islands charge out of the blocks straight from kick off with striker Annie Bwakolo breaking down the right and hitting a shot that Tonga goalkeeper Lupe Likiliki has to beat away for a corner

3' The Solomons are continuing the pressure in these opening stages and win a corner but can't create a chance from it

4' It's still all the Solomons as Ileem Pegi crosses but no one can get on the end of it

6' Tonga are struggling to get some decent possession and escape from their half

9' The Solomons have another corner but it is hit too far and goes out for a goal kick

10' Tonga captain Keti Fatai breaks forward and the attack leads to a long range shot from Emelita Moala which doesn't cause goalkeeper Betty Sade much trouble

12' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 1, Tonga 0: Pegi dances her way through several challenges before poking a shot underneath goalkeeper Likiliki

14' Bwakolo is showing why she is regarded as one of the Solomon's best players with some fine touches and strong runs down the right

16' The goal appears to have sparked Tonga into life and they are pressing forward with more urgency now

18' It is now the Solomons who are finding it hard to get the ball and break forward

21' The last few minutes have been a lot more even and the play has settled down after a fast-paced opening 20 minutes

23' Bwakolo goes one on one with Likiliki but can't find a way past the Tonga goalkeeper

23' Bwakolo is hurt in the challenge and play is held up while she receives treatment

24' The match restarts after the hold up. It doesn't look good for Bwakolo who is carried off on a stretcher

25' The Solomons are down to 10 players for the moment but that does not seem to have put them off their stride

29' SUBSTITUTION: Bwakolo is replaced by Veronica Tolivaka for Solomon Islands

30' Pegi tries to score her second with a near post shot but she is denied by Likiliki

31' The loss of Bwakolo is a real blow for the Solomons as she was causing Tonga plenty of problems

31' Likiliki and her Tonga defence fail to deal with a cross field ball and appear all at sea but the offside flag saves them

34' The Solomons are dominating the play but Tonga have soaked up the pressure well and prevented them from creating any chances

37' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 2, Tonga 0: Ella Misibini scores with a well-weighted chip after some smart build-up play on the left

38' Tolivaka tries to make it three but shoots straight at Likiliki

40' Tonga face an uphill battle to get back into this game as the Solomons appear on a roll and are enjoying most of the ball

42' Likiliki has to charge out of her area to deal with another Solomons attack

43' There is a scramble right in front of the Solomon goal but somehow they keep the ball out

44' Pegi breaks away again but can't get enough power in her shot to beat Likiliki

45' A minute of injury time will be added

45' + 1' The play is held up while Pegi receives treatment for an injury

45' + 1' Alice Olomane fires a free kick over the bar for the Solomons

The referee brings the first half to an end

The second half kicks off

45' SUBSTITUTION: Anne Marie Taukapo is replaced by Buccillea Ongolea for Tonga at half time

50' Pegi is turning out to be the star of this game and produces a great piece of skill to launch an attack but is robbed of the ball before she can shoot

52' The ball falls for Tonga's Heilala Loto'aniu in the box and she makes room for a shot but it is blocked by several Solomon players

54' The Solomons are trying to regain their momentum of the first half and spend a couple of minutes at the Tongan end

58' Tonga's Fololeni Siale hits a powerful shot from the edge of the area which Sade dives low to save

59' Sade is called into action again, this time to make a routine save from a Laite Si'i Manu long-range strike

59' SUBSTITUTION: Si'i Manu is replaced by Eseta Vi for Tonga

64' Tonga have just under half an hour to get back into the match but, while putting in lots of effort, are showing no signs of creating any meaningful chances

66' The play is held up while the Solomon's Olomane is treated for an injury

68' Tonga have spent a few minutes in the Solomon half but are still struggling to create anything with their possession

68' SUBSTITUTION: Solomon Islands make a double change, bringing on Mesalyn Saepio and Mary Maefiti for Ella Misibini and Alice Olomane

74' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 3, Tonga 0: The Solomons win a penalty and Betty Maenu'u steps up to calmly slot the ball into the bottom corner

78' YELLOW CARD: Tonga's Kiana Mu'amoholeva is cautioned

78' SUBSTITUTION: Mu'amoholeva is replaced by Neomai Tupou for Tonga

83' Play is held up while Pegi receives treatment for an injury

85' Tonga must score now to have any chance of getting something from this game

86' It is the Solomons who are doing most of the attacking though and a stirring comeback looks unlikely

88' The Solomons are keeping hold of the all well and Tonga can't get possession in the right areas

90' Two minutes of injury time will be added but the result now looks a formality

90' + 1' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 4, Tonga 0: Pegi grabs her second by curling the ball around the advancing Likiliki and into the top corner

The final whistle sounds

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Updated On Thursday, September 30, 2010
  
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