Vanuatu 1 - 5 New Zealand

New Zealand have beaten Vanuatu 5-1 North Harbour Stadium in the second match on day three of the OFC U-17 Championship at North Harbour Stadium. In the earlier Group A game this afternoon, Papua New Guinea beat Fiji 2-1.

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The starting line-ups were as follows:

Vanuatu: 1. Selonie IARUEL (GK), 2. Raoul COULON, 3. Jais MALSARANI, 5. Channell OBED, 6. Jelene WAIWAI, 8. Barry MANSALE, 9. Santino MERMER, 10. Abraham ROQUARA (c), 11. Jean KALTAK, 13. Steve SAILAS, 14. Michel COULON

New Zealand: 1. Scott BASALAJ (GK), 2. Harshae RANIGA, 4. Reece LAMBERT, 5. Luke ADAMS, 8. Rhys JORDAN, 9. Tim PAYNE, 10. Cameron HOWIESON, 12. Jordan VALE, 15. Nathan BUSWELL, 16. Bill TUILOMA, 19. Ken YAMAMOTO

The match kicks off

2' GOAL!!! New Zealand 1, Vanuatu 0: Ken Yamamoto finds space in the Vanuatu box to poke a shot past goalkeeper Selonie Iaruel

5' Vanuatu are keeping the ball well but the spell of possession does not yield any chances

9' New Zealand midfielder Rhys Jordan puts Nathan Buswell away down the right with a great cross-field ball but Buswell is crowded out by the Vanuatu defence

12' Cameron Howieson gets his head to a cross for New Zealand but his effort flies straight to Iaruel

14' GOAL!!! New Zealand 2, Vanuatu 0: Bill Tuiloma scores the Kiwis second goal when he heads a Rhys Jordan free kick over Iaruel

17' Tim Payne makes a break down the left and pulls the ball back for Buswell but his shot is blocked

19' Payne nearly finishes off a Howieson free kick from the right but the ball bounces wide

23' GOAL!!! New Zealand 3, Vanuatu 0: Payne gets on the scoresheet at the third time of trying when he slides the ball home off the post after good work by Buswell and Yamamoto

24' Vanuatu have their first chance of the game through Santino Mermer on the edge of the box but he drags his shot wide

27' SUBSITUTION: Steve Sailas is replaced by Tony Kaltak for Vanuatu

28' Payne nearly has his second for New Zealand after a sweeping move down the right results in a close range shot for him but Iaruel makes a good save

30' Howieson heads a deep cross back across goal for New Zealand but Jordan Vale miscues his volley

31' YELLOW CARD: Jais Malsarani is cautioned for Vanuatu

32' Howieson bends the free kick over the Vanuatu wall but it lands straight in Iaruel's hands

37' GOAL!!! New Zealand 4, Vanuatu 0: Vale has a simple tap in after Payne drives into the box and finds Yamamoto, whose shot is blocked and falls to Vale

41' Yamamoto almost gets his name on the scoresheet again when he heads a well-flighted Tim Payne cross wide

45' One minute of injury time will be played

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' Payne almost scores immediately for New Zealand when he runs onto a through ball but puts his shot wide

48' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 1, New Zealand 4: Vanuatu hit back with a great goal of their own when Tony Kaltak sets off down the right and squares the ball into the box for Santino Mermer to smash home

52' The ball breaks to Jordan Vale about 25 yards out and he tries his luck with a left foot strike but Vanuatu goalkeeper Iaruel makes a comfortable save

54' Buswell crosses for Tim Payne but the header is forced away for a corner

55' Tony Kaltak hits a speculative volley from just outside the box on the right but it goes straight to goalkeeper Basalaj

58' This half is turning out to be a lot more even than the first and Vanuatu are enjoying more of the ball

61' SUBSTITUTION: Tim Payne is replaced by James Wypych for New Zealand

63' Yamamoto very nearly gets another goal but Iaruel does brilliantly to palm his shot onto the post

65' Iaruel is in the action again when he charges from his line to stop Howieson getting to a through ball

67' Jean Kaltak hits an effort from well outside the box for Vanuatu but it rolls harmlessly wide

70' Vanuatu are getting forward a lot more but are still struggling to carve out any chances

72' Jean Kaltok receives the ball and turns to hit a volley towards goal for Vanuatu from long range but it is not on target

72' SUBSTITUTION: Nathan Buswell is replaced by Ryan Howlett for New Zealand

74' Rhys Jordan finds room on the edge of the box for a shot but it sails well over the Vanuatu goal

75' SUBSTITUTION: Bill Tuiloma is replaced by Calvin Opperman for New Zealand

78' SUBSTITUTION: Captain Abraham Roquara is replaced by Romain Carlot for Vanuatu

80' Santino Mermer knocks a cross-come-shot in for Vanuatu but Basalaj catches it without bother

82' The play is held up while New Zealand's Cameron Howieson receives treatment for an injury

83' Howieson appears to have recovered and play continues

87' GOAL!!! New Zealand 5, Vanuatu 0: The Young All Whites finally have another goal after great work from Yamamoto puts in Howlett down the right and his chipped cross to the far post is coolly headed in by Howieson, whose initial pass had started the move

88' SUBSTITUTION: Michel Coulon is replaced by Steve Lolten for Vanuatu

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

Updated On Monday, January 10, 2011