New Zealand 4 - 0 American Samoa

New Zealand have beaten American Samoa 4-0 in the opening game on day seven of the OFC U-17 Championship at North Harbour Stadium. The other Group A game today sees Fiji take on Vanuatu from 4pm.

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

The starting line-ups:

New Zealand: 20. Scott ARMISTEAD (GK), 3. Reilly O'MEAGHER, 4. Reece LAMBERT, 5. Luke ADAMS (c), 6. Alex RIDSDALE, 7. Kip COLVEY, 11. Rory TURNER, 12. Jordan VALE, 13. Cameron MARTIN, 14. Ryan HOWLETT, 17. James WYPYCH

American Samoa: 1. Taufaiula MAVAEGA (GK), 2. Keniseli TUPUOLA, 3. Rueben LUVU, 4. Palauni TAPUSOA, 6. Elama FAATONU, 7. Lalotoa VAEAO, 8. Panwechi KALEOPA (c), 9. Shalom LUANI, 10. Ryan PETAIA, 11. Abel FATA, 12. Kid BARTLEY

The match kicks off

1' New Zealand have the kick off and try to release Ryan Howlett down the right but the ball goes too far and runs out for a goal kick

2' The Young All Whites have had all the possession in these early stages

3' American Samoa finally get the ball but give it away again with a misplaced Elama Faatonu pass

6' James Wypych goes on a jinking run down the left for New Zealand but his cross goes straight to goalkeeper Taufaiula Mavaega

8' Reece Lambert tries to find Alex Ridsdale with a deep cross for New Zealand but it goes out for a goal kick

10' Ryan Howlett shows his pace for New Zealand by charging off down the right but his cross is acrobatically tipped away by Mavaega

13' New Zealand are having all the play but American Samoa are defending in determined fashion and have stopped them from carving out any clear-cut chances

14' Cameron Martin tries his luck with a long distance crack at goal but his strike sails to the right of Mavaega's goal

15' Alex Ridsdale nearly opens the scoring for New Zealand but lifts a cushioned pass from Wypych over the ball from only a couple of yards out

17' Ridsdale has another go from a free kick this time but his bended effort goes straight to Mavaega

18' Wypych hits a speculative effort from well outside the box but it flies wide

24' GOAL!!! New Zealand 1, American Samoa 0: Captain Luke Adams knocks a great ball forward to Rory Turner, who squares for James Wypych to finish off

27' Wypych curls a long free kick into the box for New Zealand but Mavaega comes out to gather

29' Lambert whips a cross into a charging Howlett and the far post but the goal evades both him and Mavaega

30' Wypych sends in a low cross from the left but the ball hits Ridsdale in the midrift and goes out for a corner

34' Adams smashes a long range shot at goal for New Zealand but it flies straight into the arms of Mavaega

39' New Zealand are still seeing nearly all of the ball but American Samoa are showing plenty of resilience

41' Wypych whips in a free kick from wide on the right but Mavaega tips it over the bar

43' Adams rises to head at goal from the Ridsdale corner but Mavaega saves the effort

43' SUBSTITUTION: Abel Fata is replaced by Ryan Paaga for American Samoa

45' One minute of injury time will be played

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTION: Alex Ridsdale is replaced by Cameron Howieson for New Zealand

48' Howieson makes an immediate impact when he is brought down for a penalty but Rory Turner's spot kick is well saved by Mavaega

49' Howieson is again in the action when he turns and shoots on the edge of the box but his effort sails wide of the target

53' Howieson hits a curling free kick at goal from just outside the area but it goes over the bar

54' American Samoa have a rare chance to attack when substitute Michael Taumua runs onto a Mavaega punt but the ball is put out for a throw in

56' Shalom Luani has the opportunity to launch a free kick for American Samoa but underhits his delivery and the ball is cleared

57' Howlett breaks down the right and crosses for Howieson but the substitute's header goes over the bar

59' Jordan Vale has the chance to extend the Young All Whites' lead when the ball breaks to him in the box but he hits his effort wide

61' New Zealand miss another opportunity to score when Wypych centres for Rory Turner but Mavaega saves well at his feet

63' Howieson has a shot on target from the edge of the box but Mavaega dives to keep it out

65' GOAL!!! New Zealand 2, American Samoa 0: New Zealand finally go two goals up when Rory Turner neatly finishes off a Cameron Howieson cross

67' The play is held up while New Zealand's Kip Colvey receives treatment for an injury

68' SUBSTITUTION: Jordan Vale is replaced by Tim Payne for New Zealand

69' American Samoa have a rare chance to score when Elama Faatonu fires at goal following a breakaway but goalkeeper Scott Armistead makes a straightforward save at his near post

72' Wypych crosses for Turner but his header doesn't find the target

72' SUBSTITUTION: Ryan Howlett is replaced by Ken Yamamoto for New Zealand

77' GOAL!!! New Zealand 3, American Samoa 0: Substitute Tim Payne gets on the scoresheet for New Zealand when he controls the ball in the box and dinks it over Mavaega

78' SUBSITUTION: Ryan Paaga is replaced by Michael Taumua for American Samoa

79' GOAL!!! New Zealand 4, American Samoa 0: Substitute Ken Yamamoto scores for New Zealand when he finishes off a delivery from Wypych

82' YELLOW CARD: Michael Taumua is cautioned for American Samoa

83' Payne hits the free kick on target bu Mavaega makes a good save

85' SUBSTITUTION: Rueben Luvu is replaced by Franky Luvu for American Samoa

90' Two minutes of injury time will be played

The final whistle is blown

Updated On Friday, January 14, 2011