New Caledonia 8 - 1 Cook Islands

New Caledonia have beaten Cook Islands 8-1 in the second game on day four of the OFC U-17 Championship. In the earlier Group B match today, Tahiti beat Solomon Islands 2-1.


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The starting line-ups were as follows:

New Caledonia: 20. Colas GORANT (GK), 3. New Caledonia: 20. Jordan USIKE (GK), 3. Stephane TEIN-PADOM (c), 4. Curtis MARLIER, 5. Bernard STREIFF, 6. Geordy GONY, 9. Michel WASSIN, 13. Neyl AUSU, 15. Thomas DIO, 16. Ben MALAKAI, 17. Leon SAKILIA, 19. Ricardo PASSIL

Cook Islands: 1. Rangi PIRI, 3. Ant SAMUEL (c), 5. Travel KAUKURA, 6. Tamaiva SMITH, 7. Mii PUTAI, 8. Temana PENNYCOOK, 9. Marcelo RAIROA, 10. Twin TIRO, 11. Tyrell BARRINGER-TAHIRI, 12. Irangi MAURI, 13. Jamian IROA

The match kicks off

1' New Caledonia have the first attempt on goal when captain Stephane Tein-Padom hits a long-range free kick that Cook Islands goalkeeper Rangi Piri fails to take cleanly and the ball goes out for a corner

2' Nothing comes from the corner and the Cooks Islands defence manages to scramble the ball clear

5' Cook Islands captain Ant Samuel follows Tein-Padom's lead by smacking a free kick at goal, which Colas Gorant makes a regulation save from

6' The Cook Islands almost have a chance to open the scoring when Mii Putai runs onto a bouncing through ball but Gorant is able to gather

8' New Caledonia have enjoyed a couple of minutes of possession but the Cook Islands are defending well

10' There is a bit of a scramble around the Cook Islands box but no New Caledonia player can get a shot on target

11' Neyl Ausu hits a powerful shot at the Cook Islands goal from outside the box but it canons against a defender

15' Cook Islands have a free kick in a promising position to cross on the right but Tamaiva Smith's attempted centre bounces out in front of the near post

15' SUBSTITUTION: Michel Wassin is replaced by Thomas Buscaglia for New Caledonia

16' Buscaglia almost makes an immediated impact but blasts his shot past the near post from an acute angle

18' Tein-Padom swivels inside the box for New Caledonia but drags his shot across goal

21' Ben Malakai tries his luck with an effort from distance for New Caledonia but the ball goes wide

23' Samuela has another free kick in a good position for Cook Islands but he can't keep his shot down and the balls flies well over the bar

26' Samuela again has a promising free kick but it results in the same outcome

28' The Cook Islands are holding their own defensively but keeping hold of the ball is proving more difficult

30' Coach Tuka Tisam is urging his Cook Islands charges to pass the ball around and they are attempting to follow his instructions

31' Cook Islands goalkeeper Piri comes off his line to grab the ball before Buscaglia can reach it

33' Samuela hits yet another free kick over the bar

36' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 1, Cook Islands 0: Captain Tein-Padom puts his side ahead when he takes advantage of some hesitant defending to place a shot low to Piri's right

39' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 2, Cook Islands 0: Tein-Padom turns provider this time when he finds the unmarked Buscaglia in the box and the substitute makes no mistake with his finish

41' The Cook Islands are enjoying a spell of pressure with a couple of corners as they look to get back into the game

42' Leon Sakilia volleys at goal from inside the box for Cook Islands after some smart build-up play but Piri makes a good save

45' One minute of injury time will be played

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' New Caledonia go straight on the attack and win a couple of corners but nothing comes of them

49' GOAL!!! Cook Islands 1, New Caledonia 2: Cook Islands get themselves back into the game when Tyrell Barringer-Tahiri heads home a corner

51' Tein-Padom tries to catch out goalkeeper Piri with a long-range lob but it goes over the bar

53' Jamain Iroa bursts forward down the right for Cook Islands and tries to find Temana Pennycook with his cross but the flag is raised for offside

55' Cook Islands have emerged as a much more attacking force in this half and the game is now nowhere near as comfortable for the New Caledonia defence

57' New Caledonia 3, Cook Islands 1: Just when it looked like Cook Islands might have a chance of getting something from the match, Tein-Padom hits a spectacular effort into the top corner for New Caledonia

59' SUBSTITUTION: Neyl Ausu is replaced by Renaldo Nonmeu for New Caledonia

63' SUBSTITUTION: Temana Pennycook is replaced by Luke Tukaroa for the Cook Islands

66' Curtis Marlier floats a long free kick into the box for New Caledonia but it is headed out for a corner

69' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 4, Cook Islands 1: Substitute Nonmeu makes it four for New Caledonia when he bamboozles Piri with some fancy footwork at the far post and tucks the ball home

73' SUBSTITUTION: Leon Sakilia is replaced by Erwan Djawili for New Caledonia

77' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 5, Cook Islands 1: Nonmeu grabs his second of the afternoon with another cool finish

79' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 6, Cook Islands 1: Nonmeu completes his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Buscaglia is fouled in the box

81' SUBSTITUTION: Travel Kaukura is replaced by Gifford Ngatokorua for Cook Islands

87' Piri does well to come out and bravely palm the ball away for Cook Islands under pressure from Tein-Padom

88' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 7, Cook Islands 1: New Caledonia make it seven when Buscaglia runs onto a through ball and beats Piri with a crisp finish

89' SUBSTITUTION: Irangi Mauri is replaced by Mike Mouauri for Cook Islands

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 3' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 8, Cook Islands 1: Tein-Padom also has a well-deserved hat-trick after getting on the end of a bouncing long ball and heading it past the advancing Piri

The final whistle is blown

Updated On Tuesday, January 11, 2011