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New Zealand 3 - 0 Papua New Guinea


The Young All Whites will meet Tahiti in the final of the OFC U-17 Championship after beating Papua New Guinea 3-0 in their last Group A game at North Harbour Stadium this afternoon. In today's other match, Vanuatu defeated American Samoa 7-0.


New Zealand - Papua New Guinea Match Summary Download PDF

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

The starting line-ups:

New Zealand: 20. Scott ARMISTEAD (GK), 2. Harshae RANIGA, 4. Reece LAMBERT, 5. Luke ADAMS (c), 8. Rhys JORDAN, 9. Tim PAYNE, 13. Cameron MARTIN, 14. Ryan HOWLETT, 15. Nathan BUSWELL, 17. James WYPYCH, 18. Calvin OPPERMAN

Papua New Guinea: 18. Benjamin WILBERT (GK), 2. Ayrton YAGAS, 4. Philip STEVEN, 5. Daniel TAYLOR, 8. Samson POESI, 10. David BROWNE, 11. Abel REDENUT, 12. Rodney MOBIHA, 13. Rhodly MAGO, 14. Alwin KOMOLONG (c), 17. Jacob SABUA

The match kicks off

1' GOAL!!! New Zealand 1, Papua New Guinea 0: The Young All Whites go straight on the attack and score when Ryan Howlett runs onto a lovely Rhys Jordan through ball and tucks it underneath goalkeeper Benjamin Wilbert

4' Vanuatu are the only side to score against New Zealand in the tournament so far so Papua New Guinea already have a tough challenge on their hands to get back into the game

6' New Zealand have dominated the opening moments and Papua New Guinea have not been able to string many passes together

6' Papua New Guinea's Samson Poesi is injured in a tackle and play is held up while he hobbles off

6' Captain Luke Adams heads at goal for New Zealand from a Jordan corner but Wilbert tips the effort over

8' Poesi re-enters the field for Papua New Guinea and does not appear to be suffering any side effects

10' New Zealand almost have a chance to score when Nathan Buswell releases Tim Payne and he squares the ball across goal. James Wypych steams in from the left to meet it but can't get a foot to the ball

13' Papua New Guinea have their first attack when David Browne sends Daniel Taylor away on the left but he can't find a team mate when he slips the ball inside

15' Ryan Howlett shows some lovely skill on the right to win a corner for New Zealand but his delivery comes to nothing

16' New Zealand 2, Papua New Guinea 0: The Kiwis go further in front when a another pin-point Rhys Jordan pass picks out Nathan Buswell and he finishes under Wilbert from a tight angle

20' New Zealand have an appeal for a penalty waved away by referee Norbert Hauata when Jordan goes down in the box under a challenge

25' James Wypych hits an ambitious effort from fully 35 yards for New Zealand and it fizzes just past the post

27' Tim Payne has a good chance to add to New Zealand's lead but places his shot across the face of goal

28' Payne almost gets on the scoresheet again when he heads a Howlett cross at goal but it flies over the bar

30' New Zealand fullback Harshae Raniga tries his luck when the ball breaks to him on the edge of the box but can't find the target

31' Adams tries to get his head to a long Jordan free kick but can't quite get there

32' Buswell crosses to Wypych at the far post but his volley goes wide

38' Papua New Guinea have their first shot when Rodney Mobiha fires wide from the right edge of the box after sharp interplay

40' Papua New Guinea habe another effort when David Browne gets his head to a Rhodly Mago free kick but the ball goes wide

42' New Zealand nearly score again when Payne and Martin have attempts in quick succession but a defensive block and a good save from Wilbert keeps them out

45' One minute of injury time will be played

45' + 1' Wilbert is troubled by a bending Wypych free kick but manages to gather at the second attempt and is awarded a free kick

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTION: Reece Lambert is replaced by Reilly O'Meagher at half time for New Zealand

47' Papua New Guinea began the second period in forceful fashion and go straight on the offensive

49' Rodney Mobiha cuts in from the right for Papua New Guinea and tries to find David Browne with a curling left-foot delivery but it just eludes the striker

50' Buswell makes progress down the right for New Zealand and crosses for Wypych to volley at goal but his effort shoots just over the top corner

52' Papua New Guinea defender Ayrton Yagas is injured in a tackle and has to leave the field but comes back on soon after

54' Papua New Guinea are seeing a lot more of the ball in this half but need to start turning that possession into shots at goal

54' Mobiha does manage to fire off a shot for Papua New Guinea but slices it wide

54' GOAL!!! New Zealand 3, Papua New Guinea 0: New Zealand score a spectacular third when Howlett drills a cross along the six-yard box and Payne leaps to volley it home

56' SUBSTITUTIONS: Both sides make changes as Samson Poesi is replaced by Papalau Awele for Papua New Guinea, while Tim Payne and Ryan Howlett are replaced by Alex Ridsdale and Rory Turner for New Zealand

58' Turner nearly makes and immediate impact when he goes one-on-one with Wilbert but the goalkeeper maes a good save with his left boot

64' New Zealand have another appeal for a penalty denied when Jordan again goes down in the box

66' Papua New Guinea captain Alwin Komolong shows good skill to make progress down the right but substitute O'Meagher defends well for New Zealand

68' New Zealand's Harshae Raniga is injured in a challenge and has to leave the field for treatment

69' Raniga trots back onto the field and seems to have recovered well

70' New Zealand win their first corner of the second half when substitute Alex Ridsdale bursts into the box but his delivery can't find a team mate and Papua New Guinea clear

72' Papua New Guinea almost get on the scoresheet when Mobiha sweeps the ball towards goal and Browne nearly beats goalkeeper Scott Armistead to it

73' The chance results in Papua New Guinea's first corner and they quickly win a second but can't capitalise on either of them

74' Turner and Martin both nearly score for New Zealand in a goalmouth scramble but good goalkeeping a desperate defending denies them

74' SUBSTITUTION: Ayrton Yagas is replaced by David Madai for Papua New Guinea

78' Browne is injured for Papua New Guinea but gets back to his feet and appears fit to continue

80' Mobiha makes room for a shot on the edge of the box with some good skill but can't generate enough power to beat Armistead

80' SUBSTITUTION: Rodney Mobiha is replaced by Brian Balep for Papua New Guinea

87' Turner heads at goal for New Zealand from a Jordan free kick but Wilbert saves

89' Raniga shows some great skill before releasing Wypych down the left but the winger's cross is cut out

90' Two minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 1' New Zealand's Buswell is injured and has to be helped from the field

The final whistle is blown




























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