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Solomon Islands 1 - 2 Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea have beaten Solomon Islands 2-1 in the second match on day four of the OFC Women's Nations Cup New Zealand 2010.


Tonga beat Fiji 2-1 in the earlier game today.

See below for the play-by-play action.

The starting line-ups were as follows:

Solomon Islands: 1. Betty SADE (GK), 3. Belinda SUSANA, 4. Brenda MASAE, 5. Audrey GALO, 7. Raymalyn ZOZE, 9. Betty MAENU'U, 10. Mary MAEFITI, 11. Veronica TOLIVAKA, 12. Ella MISIBINI, 15. Pauline EREWAI, 17. Prudence FULA

Papua New Guinea 1. Linda BUNAGA (GK), 2. Esther KURABI, 3. Miriam LANTA, 8. Honekaii LINAH, 9. Daisy WINAS, 10. Sandra BIRUM, 11. Zeena LIMBAI, 13. Sammy PENINSA, 14. Caroline MOEDER, 15. Deslyne SINIU, 16. Lydia BANABAS

The match kicks off

1' Papua New Guinea go straight on the attack from kick off

5' After repelling that early attack, Solomon Islands have spent the last few minutes in Papua New Guinea's half

8' There is some vocal support here for both teams and they are really making themselves heard

8' Papua New Guinea have a corner but the Solomons manage to deal with it

9' The game has settled down after those frantic opening attacks and these sides appear evenly matched

10' Lydia Banabas swings over a cross from the left for Papua New Guinea but it bounces awkwardly and no one can control it properly

12' Sandra Birum sets off down the right for Papua New Guinea and the ball makes its way to Banabas on the other side but her low cross is cut out

14' Veronica Tolivaka tries to get on the end of a hopeful punt forward by the Solomons but goalkeeper Lydia Bunaga gathers the ball

17' Tolivaka is looking dangerous up front and helps the Solomons win a corner

18' The corner is taken short and eventually results in a chance for captain Prudence Fula but the offside flag is raised

19' Birum is caught offside for Papua New Guinea

21' Just like the earlier game today, won 2-1 by Tonga over Fiji, these sides are of very similar ability and you wouldn't want to bet on the outcome

22' The lively Tolivaka sends a cross over from the right but it goes behind the Papua New Guinea goal

24' Zeena Limbai does well on the left and sends a cross over but Solomons goalkeeper Betty Sade makes a good catch

26' Lydia Banabas has swapped sides for Papua New Guinea and makes a nice break down the right but the attack is crowded out by the Solomons defence

27' Papua New Guinea captain Des Siniu runs onto a bouncing through ball but scuffs her shot wide

29' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1, Solomon Islands 0: Zeena Limbai opens the scoring by spectacularly curling a free kick from almost on the goal line over Sade

31' Birum has a chance to make it 2-0 for Papua New Guinea with a one-on-one but Sade makes a good save and gathers at the second attempt

35' Winas turns her marker on the left and wins a corner for Papua New Guinea

35' The corner comes to nothing and Tolivaka breaks down the right at the other end for the Solomons but her cross goes straight to Bunaga

38' Winas shows good skills to make room for a shot from 20 yards for Papua New Guinea but it sails harmlessly over the bar

40' Papua New Guinea are having the better of the game and the Solomons are not looking like they can equalise before the half-time break

42' Limbai cuts in on the left and shoots from long range but Sade makes a regulation save in the Solomons goal

43' Limbai has another try from an almost identical position but it bounces wide at the near post

44' Papua New Guinea have settled into a good rhythm and the Solomons are going to have their work cut out for them to get back into this game

45' Bunaga has to scramble to tip a hopeful Solomons cross over the bar

The referee brings the first half to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTION: Banabas is replaced by Kathrina Salaiau for Papua New Guinea at half-time

48' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 2, Solomon Islands 0: Papua New Guinea captain Des Siniu gets her head to a Limbai cross to put her side two goals ahead

52' YELLOW CARD: Birum is cautioned for Papua New Guinea

57' SUBSTITUTION: Mary Maefiti is replaced by Sally Saeni for Solomon Islands

67' Solomon Islands will need to score soon if they want to salvage something from this match but Papua New Guinea are keeping the ball well

69' Limbai breaks down the left for Limbai but struggles to control the ball properly and is robbed of possession before she can shoot

70' Papua New Guinea captain Siniu winds her way past a couple of challenges on the right hand side of the box but shoots straight at Sade

72' The Solomons win a free kick about 25 yards from goal which Audrey Galo lobs onto the cross bar. A scramble ensues in the box but Papua New Guinea manage to get the ball clear

75' SUBSTITUTION: Birum is replaced by Monica Yawas for Papua New Guinea

77' SUBSTITUTION: Pauline Erewai is replaced by Mesalyn Saepio for Solomon Islands

80' The Solomons are showing plenty of intent to get back into this game but they need to start creating some more chances

82' Limbai sends over a great cross from the left for Papua New Guinea and it results in Kathrina Salaiau shooting wide from just outside the box

84' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 1, Papua New Guinea 2: Saepio provides a great finish into the top corner after Fula puts her in on the left of the box with a neat pass

86' Limbai curls a free kick from the left onto the Solomons bar and the ball is cleared away

88' We're in for a frantic final few minutes now as the Solomons try to find an equaliser

89' It is actually Papua New Guinea who are doing the attacking though as the Solomons desperately try to get hold of the ball and break forward

90' Two minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 1' SUBSTITUTION: Honekaii Linah is replaced by Edna Thomas for Papua New Guinea

The final whistle sounds














Updated On Saturday, October 02, 2010
  
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