Papua New Guinea 3 - 0 Fiji

Papua New Guinea have beaten Fiji 3-0 in the first match on day two of the OFC Women's Nations Cup New Zealand 2010.


See below for play-by-play action.

The starting line-ups were as follows:

Papua New Guinea: 1. Linda BUNUGA, 2. Esther KURABI, 3. Miri LANTA, 4. Cathy SALAIAU, 5. Dee SESEVO, 7. Eddy THOMAS, 8. Linah HONEAKII, 9. Dasi WINAS, 11. Zeena LIMBAI, 13. Sammy PENINSA, 15. Des SINUI

Fiji: 1. Lido WAQAILITI (GK), 2. Asena REBA, 4. Kini VANUA (C), 5. Alisi ULUIBATIKI, 6. Titi DUGUCANAVANUA, 7. Vini SIMMONS, 9. Riwai NAISALUWAKI, 10. Bush VATULILI, 12. Stella NAIVALULEVU, 14. Jipa RASAKU, 17. Bela RATUBALAVU

The match kicks off.

4' Both sides are seeing plenty of the ball in an even opening

6' Stella Naivalulevu (FIJ) is caught offside

7' Daisy Winas (PNG) almost has a chance but it is snuffed out

8' Cathy Salaiau (PNG) shoots straight at the goalkeeper

8' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1, Fiji 0: Sammy Peninsa taps home at the far post after a cross from Winas

12' Fiji are enjoying a spell of pressure

15' SUBSTITUTION: Raijeli Lewasoqevula replaces Vini Simmons for Fiji

15' Fiji are still pressing forward but are struggling to create any chances

18' Papua New Guinea have soaked up the pressure and are now launching a few attacks of their own

20' Waqaliti (FIJ) spills a cross from Zeena Limbai but is able to gather

21' Naivalulevu (FIJ) gets on the end of a bouncing through ball but fails to control it

24' Peninsa (PNG) shows good determination to make the most of a through ball but her cross can't find anyone

25' Limbai (PNG) breaks down the right but blazes her cross over the bar

27' Winas (PNG) cuts inside on the right and has a shot but it is gathered at the second attempt by Waqailiti

30' Waqalaiti (FIJ) comes out of her area to deal with a Papua New Guinea break and launches an attack of her own which Asena Reba (FIJ) just fails to convert

31' Fiji have a couple of corners and enjoy a spell of pressure on the Papua New Guinea goal

35' Vini Simmons (PNG) sees her long range shot saved

36' Winas (PNG) gets into a good position on the left but can't pick out anyone with her cross

38' Captain Des Siniu (PNG) hits a cross straight at Waqailiti

40' Naivalulevu (FIJ) heads over from Titi Dugucanavanua's cross

44' The final minutes before half-time have been an even battle

45' + 1' Limbai (PNG) has a golden opportunity to extend her side's lead with a breakaway but spurns it

The referee brings the first half to an end

The second half kicks off

46' Limbai (PNG) curls a left foot shot from the edge of the box around the post

49' Limbai (PNG) swings in a free kick but it is headed clear

51' The opening minutes of the second half have been closely fought

52' A Cathy Salaiau (PNG) free kick causes chaos in the Fiji box but no one can capitalise on it

55' Papua New Guinea have a couple of corner but fail to make the most of them

58' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 2, Fiji 0 Eddy Thomas crosses for Limbai to chip the goalkeeper with a composed finish

59' SUBSTITUTION: Kuru Ligavola replaces Bush Vatulili for Fiji

60' SUBSTITUTION: Rumona Morris replaces Salaiau for Papua New Guinea

62' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 3, Fiji 0: Morris scores with her first touch of the ball by finishing off a cross at the far post

67' Fiji are pressing forward to try to get back into the game

69' Siniu plays a sharp one-two with Winas to create a shooting opportunity but places it straight at the goalkeeper

69' SUBSTITUTION: Lydia Banabas replaces Eddy Thomas for Papua New Guinea

70' Limbai (PNG) goes on a jinking run down the right and cuts in to shoot but can't beat the goalkeeper

76' SUBSTITUTION: Lewa Moce replaces Asena Reba for Fiji

79' Lydia Banabas (PNG) hits a sweetly struck left foot shot that Waqailiti can only palm away

80' The action is held up while Jipa Rasaku (FIJ) receives treatment for an injury

83' SUBSTITUTION: Sandra Birum replaces Dee Sesevo for Papua New Guinea

85' Papua New Guinea are almost certain to earn the win now - it will take a remarkable comeback from Fiji to salvage anything

86' Fiji break forward through Naivalulevu but Ligavola's shot from the edge of the area does not have enough power to beat goalkeeper Linda Bunaga

90' Four minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 2' The intensity of the game has dropped away now that the result is almost beyond doubt

90' + 3' YELLOW CARD Sammy Peninsa (PNG) is cautioned

The final whistle sounds

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Updated On Thursday, September 30, 2010