Tuvalu 0 - 8 New Caledonia

New Caledonia have defeated Tuvalu 8-0 in their men's Group A match at Riviere Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games.


See below for the play-by-play action.

Starting line-ups:

Tuvalu: 1. Katepu SIENI (GK), 3. Alamoana TOFUOLA, 4. Etimoni TIMUANI, 5. Ali TAKATAKA, 6. Mau PENISULA (c), 7. Vaisua LIVA, 8. Okilani TINILAU, 9. Lutelu TIUTE, 11. George PANAPA, 12. Alopua PETOA, 13. Togavai STANLEY
Coach: Foppe de Haan (NED)

New Caledonia: 16. Rocky NYIKEINE (GK), 4. Joris GORENDIAWE, 5. Cesar LOLOHEA, 6. Dominique WACALIE, 9. Iamel KABEU, 10. Pierre WAJOKA (c), 17. Georges BEARUNE, 18. Emile BEARUNE, 19. Georges GOPE-FENEOPEJ, 21. Aresene BOAWE, 23 Jean Patrick WAKANUMUNE
Coach: Christophe Coursimault (FRA)

Referee: Chris Kerr (NZL)
Assistant Referee: David Charles (PNG)
Assistant Referee: Terry Piri (COK)
4th Official: Gerald Oiaka (SOL)

The match kicks off.

3' New Caledonia go on the attack early but Tuvalu central defender Alopua Petoa makes a good clearance

5' Iamel Kabeu makes a strong run down the left and is brought down to earn his side a freekick

7' Captain Pierre Wajoka sends in a dangerous freekick but the ball eventually goes out for a goalkick

9' A low cross from Gope-Fenepej finds Iamel Kabeu but the the New Caledonian striker's volley is saved

11' Two good chances in the space of two minutes with Iamel Kabeu and Joris Gorendiawe both shooting just wide

15' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 1: Joris Gorendiawe has time and space in the box to control a cross from the right and slot it past the Tuvalu goalkeeper

20' Tuvalu win a freekick in a dangerous position

21' Rocky Nyikeine makes an acrobatic save to deny Tuvalu

26' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 2: Tuvalu fail to clear a Pierre Wajoka cross and Iamel Kabeu is there to smash the ball home from around the penalty spot

29' Tuvalu goalkeeper Katepu Sieni makes a nice save to deny Gope-Fenepej

31' New Caledonia are caught offside

35' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 3: A well-weighted through ball from Pierre Wajoka finds Iamel Kabeu who rounds the keeper to score his second and the team's third

38' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 4: Georges Gope-Fenepej storms into the box down the right and shoots low across the goalkeeper from a tight angle

42' New Caledonia are caught offside

The referee brings the first half to an end.

The second half kicks off.

46' SUBSTITUTION: Jacques Haeko replaces Georges Gope-Fenepej for New Caledonia

47' New Caledonia win a freekick in a central positions 35 yards out

48' Pierre Wajoka strikes the freekick well but the ball goes just wide of the goal

50' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 5: Substitute Jacques Haeko makes an immediate impact scoring New Caledonia's fifth after a goal-mouth scramble

54' Joris Gorendiawe goes close to scoring for New Caledonia but his shot from close range is blocked by the Tuvalu goalkeeper

61' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 6: Cesar Lolohea finishes off a nice move down the right

61' SUBSTITUTION: Michel Hmae replaces Iamel Kabeu for New Caledonia

63' SUBSTITUTION: Raj Sogivalu replaces Ali Takataka

65' New Caledonia's Jacques Haeko sees his shot sail over the crossbar

66' The best chance of the game for Tuvalu with a shot from Lutelu Tiute on the edge of the box going inches over the cross bar

67' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 7: Les Cagous have their seventh as substitute Michel Hmae finds the back of the net after nice build up play by Joris Gorendiawe down the left

72' New Caledonia are caught offside

76' A great chance for Tuvalu against the run of play but Okilani Tinilau's shot is well saved by Rocky Nyikeine

81' Tuvalu win a corner but New Caledonia head the ball clear at the back post

84' There is a break in play as a New Caledonia's Cesar Lolohea limps off the field with the team physio

85' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 0 New Caledonia 8: Straight from the restart New Caledonia have a breakaway goal with Michel Hmae finishing his one-on-one opportunity

87' SUBSTITUTION: Joshua Tapesei replaces Vaisua Liva for Tuvalu

89' SUBSTITUTION: Arsene Boawe replaces Marius Bako for New Caledonia

90' RED CARD: Dominique Wacalie is shown a straight red card after bringing down the Tuvalu striker just

91' YELLOW CARD: Marius Bako is cautioned for chatting back to the referee

91' YELLOW CARD: Pierre Wajoka is shown a yellow card for moving before the freekick is taken

91' YELLOW CARD: Cesar Lolohea is also cautioned for moving before the freekick is taken

92' Finally Tuvalu's Raj Sogivalu hits the freekick but the ball flies over the crossbar

The final whistle is blown.

Updated On Thursday, September 01, 2011