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Guam 1 - 1 Tuvalu

Guam and Tuvalu have drawn 1-1 in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games.


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

The starting line-ups were as follows:

Guam: 1. Brett MALUWELMENG (GK), 3. Matthew CRUZ, 5. Edward CALVO, 6. Shawn SPINDEL, 7. Ian MARIANO, 8. Dominic GADIA (c), 9. Elias MERFALEN, 10. Jason CUNLIFFE, 11. Christian SCHWEIZER, 12. Dylan NAPUTI, 17. Mark CHARGUALAF
Coach: Kazuo UCHIDA

Tuvalu: 16. Jelly SELAU (GK), 4. Etimoni TIMUANI, 6. Mau PENISULA (c), 7. Vaisua LIVA, 9. Lutelu TIUTE, 10. James LEPAIO, 11. George PANAPA, 12. Alopua PETOA, 13. Togavai STANLEY, 20. Lopati OKELANI, 24. Joshua TAPASEI
Coach: Foppe DE HAAN

Referee: Kader ZITOUNI (TAH)
Assistant referee 1: Paul AHUPU (TAH)
Assistant referee 2: Noel XOLAWAWA (NCL)
4th official: Averii JACQUES (TAH)

The match kicks off

1' Dylan Naputi tries to get on the end of a Guam long ball down the left straight from kick off but it bounces out before he can reach it

2' Both sides have no chance of reaching the semi-finals but are looking to post their second win after each beating American Samoa earlier

5' Tuvalu have the first effort at goal through a Vaisua Liva effort but it lacks power and Guam goalkeeper Brett Maluwelmeng gathers easily

7' Alopua Petoa disposses Guam's Christian Schweizer down the Tuvalu left and crosses but the centre is blocked

9' Tuvalu goalkeeper Jelly Selau has to leave his line to deal with a dangerous situation on the left hand side of his box

11' Schweizer goes on a jinking run into the Tuvalu box but George Panapa makes a good tackle to halt his progress

15' Maluwelmeng has to come to the edge of his area and clear and long Tuvalu ball before Lopati Okelani can beat him to it

17' RED CARD: Tuvalu goalkeeper Jelly Selau is sent off for bringing down Elias Merfalen in the box, referee Kader Zitouni points to the spot for a penalty

17' SUBSTITUTION: Tuvalu send on reserve goalkeeper Katepu Sieni to replace Selau, the outfield player sacrificed is Lopati Okelani

18' GOAL!!! Guam 1 - Tuvalu 0: Jason Cunliffe knocks the penalty in off Sieni's left upright

23' The task is going to be a tough one for Tuvalu now that they are both a goal and a man down

24' Tuvalu are awarded a free kick in a dangerous position when Guam goalkeeper Maluwelmeng is flagged for kicking the ball out of his hands from outside the area

24' GOAL!!! Tuvalu 1 - Guam 1: Despite the odds being stacked against them, Tuvalu get back on level terms when Togavai Stanley smashes the free kick home

27' Tuvalu even nearly go ahead just seconds later when Alopua Petoa breas into the box on the left but his effort hits the side netting

29' Guam's Mark Chargualaf tries his luck from well out with a free kick but it goes straight to Sieni

30' A member of the Tuvalu coaching staff is sent from the bench by referee Zitouni for voicing his displeasure about a decision a little too forcefully

31' Ian Mariano drags a left foot strike from the edge of the Tuvalu box wide

35' Goalkeeper Sieni has to stretch to take in a curling effort from Guam defender Shawn Spindel

38' A loose ball reaches Ian Mariano and he has a shot at goal but never has the ball fully under control and it goes high and wide

40' Lutelu Tiute is hurt in a challenge with massive Guam goalkeeper Maluwelmeng and play is held up while he tries to recover

41' Tiute is now back on his feet and jogs tenderly back into position to continue

43' Jason Cunliffe curls a free kick past the Tuvalu wall but straight at Sieni

45' Goalscorer Togavai Stanley attempts to repeat his earlier free kick effort for Tuvalu but the distance is much further this time and his effort is blocked

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

47' Guam have the first chance of the half when Mark Chargualaf breaks into the box and blazes a shot over the bar

50' Elias Merfalen receives the ball in a good position on the edge of the Tuvalu box but Joshua Tapasei defends well

51' Goalkeeper Sieni has a nervous moment when he fumbles a Edward Calvo free kick under pressure from Jason Cunliffe but the ball spoons over the bar in the challenge

54' Merfalen lets fly from just outside the box for Guam but the ball bounces narrowly wide

56' YELLOW CARD: Matthew Cruz is cautioned for Guam

59' Cunliffe gets his head to a Chargualaf cross for Guam but can't get his effort on target

61' Edward Calvo shows good technique to direct a header towards the Tuvalu goal from the edge of the box

65' YELLOW CARD: Vaisua Liva is cautioned for Tuvalu

67' Elias Merfalen heads over the Tuvalu bar from close range

70' Ian Mariano bends a free kick into the Tuvalu box but it fails to find a Guam team mate and Sieni gathers

72' Jason Cunliffe strikes a volley well from 20 yards which Sieni fumbles. He is put under pressure as he tries to claim the rebound by Merfalen but manages to do so on the second attempt

73' Sieni is injured and play is held up while he recovers

74' Sieni is back on his feet and appears fine

76' Spindel crosses from the left for Guam but Sieni takes it easily

77' Lutelu Tiute has a good chance for Tuvalu but drags his shot wide of the far post

80' Guam have had most of the possession in this second half but are yet to make full use of their numerical advantage by scoring another goal

83' SUBSTITUTION: George Panapa is replaced by Ali Takataka for Tuvalu

86' Guam are now running out of time to score the winner

86' Cunliffe crosses from the left for Guam but Sieni claims it without bother

87' Christian Schweizer flicks a header just wide for Guam

89' Cunliffe has a late chance but mis-hits his chip and it goes wide

90' SUBSTITUTION: Schweizer is replaced by David Manibusan for Guam

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 3' Dylan Naputi has what is likely to be Guam's last chance when he shoots from outside the box and the ball bounces wide

The final whistle is blown

Updated On Sunday, September 04, 2011