Solomon Islands 1 - 0 Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands have beaten Papua New Guinea 1-0 at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in Group B of the OFC Nations Cup.


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

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Starting line-ups:

Solomon Islands: 20. Felix RAY JR [GK], 2. Hardies AENGARI, 4. Jeffery BULE, 5. Henry FA’ARODO (c), 6. Tome FAISI, 9. Freddie KINI, 12. James NAKA, 13. Leslie NATE, 14. Joses NAWO, 17. Nelson Sale KILIFA, 19. Benjamin TOTORI
Substitutes:1. Shadrack RAMONI [GK], 3. Mostyn BEUI, 7. Abraham INIGA, 10. Joe LUWI, 11. Nicholas MURI, 15. Seni NGAVA, 16. Loni QARABA, 18. Himson TELEDA, 21. Joshua TUASULIA, 22. Jack WETNEY, 23. Aleck WICKHAM
Coach: Jacob MOLI

Papua New Guinea: 1. Leslie KALAI [GK], 3. Valentine NELSON, 4. Daniel JOE, 5. Kelly JAMPU, 6. Samuel KINI, 8. Michael FOSTER, 9. Kema JACK, 10. Reginald DAVANI, 12. David MUTA (c), 14. Neil HANS, 19. Koriak UPAIGA
Substitutes:2. Kila IARAVAI, 7. Raymond GUNEMBA, 11. Felix BONDALUKE, 13. Andrew LEPANI, 15. Jamal SEETO, 16. Jeremy YASASA, 17. Maurie WASI, 18. Eric KOMENG, 21. Ronald CONN, 20. Godfrey BANIAU [GK], 23. Paul KAWIK [GK]
Coach: Frank FARINA

Referee: Norbert HAUATA [TAH]
Assistant Referee 1: Tevita MAKASINI [TGA]
Assistant Referee 2: Paul AHUPU [TAH]
4th Official: Kader ZITOUNI [TAH]

The match kicks off

2' Joses Nawo fires a delivery across goal for Solomon Islands but no team mate can get a foot to it

5' A large crowd has filed into Lawson Tama Stadium and the vast majority are hoping the hosts begin their campaign with a win

5' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 1 Papua New Guinea 0: The Bonitos take an early lead when Hardies Aengari drives into the box and the ball breaks to Benjamin Totori, who smashes it inside goalkeeper Leslie Kalai's near post

7' Bonitos captain Henry Fa'arodo bends a free kick straight into the arms of Kalai

10' Micheal Foster gets his head to a deep cross for Papua New Guinea but goalkeeper Felix Ray Jnr makes a comfortable save

14' Papua New Guinea have a free kick in a promising position wide on the right but Neil Hans puts far too much weight on his delivery and it sails out

17' Ray Jnr leaves his line to claim a high ball for Solomon Islands

19' Totori fizzes a shot wide of the Papua New Guinea goal from the edge of the area

23' Totori and Joses Nawo have shots blocked by the Papua New Guinea defence in quick succession

27' James Naka hits the post from a Totori cross but is ruled offside anyway

30' Play is stopped for a drinks break

31' Totori makes progress down the right and crosses but can't find a team mate

33' Kema Jack controls a bouncing ball inside the box and shoots for Papua New Guinea but the defence does well to block his effort

35' Naka nearly gets in on goal for Solomon Islands but is ruled offside

37' Totori tries to find Naka with a low cross but the winger can't get on the end of it

38' Nawo has a good chance to extend the lead for Solomon Islands but hits his shot wide of the near post

45' Samuel Kini shoots well over the bar from distance for Papua New Guinea

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTIONS: Papua New Guinea make a double change at halftime, Neil Hans being replaced by Eric Komeng and Reginald Davani being replaced by Raymond Gunemba

48' Naka turns on the edge of the Papua New Guinea box and shoots but can't find the target

48' Kema Jack breaks forward and shoots for Papua New Guinea but hits his effort straight at goalkeeper Ray Jnr

50' Totori shows good awareness to tee up Naka but the winger scuffs his shot wide

52' SUBSTITUTION: Naka is replaced by Jack Wetney for Solomon Islands

53' YELLOW CARD: Kelly Jampu is cautioned for Papua New Guinea

55' Fa'arodo hits the resulting free kick against the top of the Papua New Guinea wall and it goes out for a corner

60' Solomon Islands appeal for handball inside the Papua New Guinea box but Tahitian referee Norbert Hauata waves away their penalty claims

61' Jack nearly gets in on the Solomon Islands goal but fullback Aengari comes across to make a vital block

63' Ray Jnr comes to the edge of his area to claim a loose ball

63' SUBSTITUTION: Nawo is replaced by Mostyn Beui for Solomon Islands

70' Substitute Komeng breaks down the left for Papua New Guinea but his cross is cut out

70' Play is stopped for a drinks break

73' Totori tries his luck from wide on the left but his effort goes well over the target

75' SUBSTITUTION: Foster is replaced by Jeremy Yasasa for Papua New Guinea

77' Freddie Kini picks up an injury for Solomon Islands and has to leave the field to receive treatment

78' Kini comes back on and appears to have recovered

80' Substitute Wetney shows good footwork on the left to beat his marker and pull the ball back but it evades Totori and the offside flag is raised anyway

85' Papua New Guinea captain David Muta picks up an injury and play is held up while he receives treatment

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 1' Substitute Gunemba nearly gets in on goal for Papua New Guinea but Nelson Sale Kilifa defends well

The final whistle is blown




Updated On Saturday, June 02, 2012