American Samoa 0 - 8 Vanuatu

Vanuatu have beaten American Samoa 8-0 in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games.


See below for all the play-by-play action.

The starting line-ups were as follows:

American Samoa: 1. Nicky SALAPU (GK), 2. Terrence SINAPATI, 5. Tala LUVU, 6. Natia NATIA, 7. D'Angelo HERRERA, 9. Junior AMISONE (c), 10. Charlie UHRLE, 11. Shalom LUANI, 14. Pesamino VICTOR, 17. Lemusa ALATASI, 23. Chin Fu TAASE
Coach: Avele LALOGAFUAFUA

Vanuatu: 16. Chikau MANSALE (GK), 2. Alphonse BONGNAIM, 3. Selwin SESE ALA, 6. Kensi TANGIS, 8. Seimata CHILIA (c), 10. Richard GARAE, 12. Eddison STEPHEN, 14. Andrew CHICHIRUA, 15. Daniel MICHEL, 20. Lucien HINGE, 21. Brian KALTACK
Coach: Saby NATONGA

Referee: Andrew ACHARI (FIJ)
Assistant referee 1: Rakesh CHANDRA (FIJ)
Assistant referee 2: David CHARLES (PNG)
4th official: Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)

The match kicks off

2' Vanuatu captain Seimata Chilia has the first chance of the match but goalkeeper Nicky Salapu makes a good close range save

3' Richard Garae heads a Vanuatu corner wide at the near post

6' Andrew Chichirua smashes a left foot volley across the face of the American Samoa goal

7' Garae has two cracks at goal from distance for Vanuatu, the first is blocked and the second flies well wide

8' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 1 - American Samoa 0: Daniel Michel puts Vanuatu ahead when he makes progress on the right hand side of the box and hits an effort past Salapu

12' Chin Fu Taase is nearly played into the Vanuatu box by D'Angelo Herrara but is crowded out and can't gather the ball

13' Play is held up while Vanuatu's Eddison Stephen recovers from a knock but is soon back on his feet and the game restarts

16' Stephen is now well enough to try his luck from distance but the effort goes well over the bar

20' After a heavy downpour in the day's first match at Rivière Salée this morning, the rain has now stopped but it is still windy and overcast conditions

22' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 2 - American Samoa 0: Vanuatu have their second when Salapu saves a Seimata Chilia shot but it finds its way to Daniel Michel, who finishes off for his second of the afternoon

25' Salapu spectacularly saves an Andrew Chichirua shot at his near post

27' Vanuatu nearly score a third when Kensi Tangis flicks the ball past an onrushing Salapu but it rolls just wide

29' Chin Fu Taase has a shot at goal for American Samoa from just outside the box but it fizzes over the bar and the offside flag is raised anyway

34' Goalkeeper Salapu and Richard Garae are involved in a tussle for the ball which the latter wins but can't find a team mate with his centre

35' SUBSTITUTION: Andrew Chichirua is replaced by Michell Kaltak for Vanuatu

36' A healthy crowd has gathered to watch this game, a clash Vanuatu must win if they are to progress to the semi-finals

37' American Samoa survive a goalmouth scramble to keep the score at 2-0

41' Despite the inclement weather a healthy crowd has gathered to watch this match

42' Alphonse Bongnaim gets forward down the right for Vanuatu and shoots but Salapu saves

43' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 3 - American Samoa 0: Richard Garae scores his side's third goal to put them well in command going into the break

45' One minute of injury time will be played

45 + 1' Daniel Michel has a chance to extend the lead but Shalom Luani comes across and denies him with a well-timed sliding tackle

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTION: Kensi Tangis is replaced at half time by Jean Kaltak for Vanuatu

50' Salapu comes to the edge of his area to sweep up a deal with a dangerous situation

51' Daniel Michel shoots straight at Salapu from inside the box

51' YELLOW CARD: Substitute Michell Kaltak is cautioned for Vanuatu

52' YELLOW CARD: Charlie Uhrle is cautioned for American Samoa

55' Jean Kaltak nearly gets in on goal but is the offside flag is raised

56' Jean Kaltak presents Michell Kaltak with a golden opportunity to score into an empty net but his namesake somehow fires wide

58' Tala Luvu is injured for American Samoa and has to be stretchered off the field

59' Play restarts and it's Jean Kaltak's turn to miss a good chance this time when he volleys over from close range

60' SUBSTITUTION: The injured Luvu is replaced by Daru Taumua for American Samoa

62' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 4 - American Samoa 0: Vanuatu go further in front when Jean Kaltak nods a long ball past the oncoming Salapu and rolls it into an empty net

64' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 5 - American Samoa 0: Vanuatu score again almost immediately when Michell Kaltak finishes off after a goalmouth scramble

70' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 6 - American Samoa 0: Jean Kaltak scores again when he pounces on a Salapu fumble

72' SUBSTITUTION: Terrence Sinapati is replaced by Jonny Saelua for American Samoa

73' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 7 - American Samoa 0: The rout continues as Selwin Sese Ala finishes off a move at the far post

75' YELLOW CARD: Brian Kaltack is cautioned for Vanuatu

77' D'Angelo Herrera strikes the resulting free kick well but it hits the chest of diving goalkeeper Chikau Mansale and rebounds clear

78' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 8 - American Samoa 0: Jean Kaltak converts a Michell Kaltak pullback for his side's eighth

81' Brian Kaltack smashes a free kick at the American Samoa goal from the edge of the box but it speeds wide

82' Jean Katak has another effort on target but does not strike the ball cleanly and Salapu is able to gather comfortably

82' SUBSTITUTION: Lemusa Alatasi being replaced by Edgar Apulu for American Samoa

89' SUBSTITUTION: Richard Garae is replaced by Ricky Tari for Vanuatu

90' Jean Kaltak has the ball in the net again for Vanuatu but the strike is ruled out for offside

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 1' Charlie Uhrle is injured for American Samoa and has to leave the field to receive treatment but is soon back on and appears to have recovered

The final whistle is blown

Updated On Sunday, September 04, 2011