Tonga 0 - 8 Tahiti

Tahiti have beaten Tonga 8-0 in the second match on day two of the OFC U-17 Championship at North Harbour Stadium. In the earlier Group B match this afternoon, Solomon Islands beat New Caledonia 2-1.


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The starting line-ups were as follows:

Tonga: 1. Shannon FRIZELL (GK), 3. Siosiua AFU, 6. Sioeli AHOVELO, 7. Piokalafi FAKA'OSI, 8. Siosifa MOIMOI, 9. Oliveti VAI, 10. Kinitoni FALATAU (c), 11. Hemaloto POLOVILI, 12. Saimone PAHULU, 13. Misinale LUTU, 16. Titie VAKA'UTA

Tahiti: 1. Anthony MANCA (GK), 2. Rainui AROITA, 3. Tehotu DOOM, 5. Mihimana LEMAIRE, 8. Manutahi TEREMATE (c), 10. Tevairoa TEHURITAUA, 11. Tauhiti KECK, 13. Ahonui TAHI, 14. Manuarii HAUATA, 15. Tihoni YOHANN, 19. Tapotofarerani RAMSSI

The match kicks off

2' Tevairoa Tehuritaua is almost in on goal for Tahiti but can't control the through ball

3' Tahiti very nearly open the scoring when Tauhiti Keck plays a sharp one-two and has a clear sight of goal but he blazes his shot wide

5' Tehuritaua causes problems for Tonga when he goes on a jinking run in the box but they manage to block his path and get the ball clear

6' GOAL!!! Tahiti 1, Tonga 0: Tonga can't keep out Tehuritaua this time as he pokes the ball past goalkeeper Shannon Frizell from near the penalty spot

10' Tahiti have begun at a rip-roaring pace and are really taking the game to Tonga

12' Keck tries to get Tahiti's second when he breaks down the right and fires a shot in but Frizell saves well

13' Tahiti nearly score again in spectacular fashion when Keck's cross from the left is met with a diving header by Ahonui Tahi but the ball strikes the top corner of the upright

14' GOAL!!! Tahiti 2, Tonga 0: Tehuritaua now has two goals to his name already after he latches onto a low cross from Tihoni Yohann and nudges the ball past Frizell

19' GOAL!!! Tahiti 3, Tonga 0: Ahonui Tahi smashes the ball home from close range following a corner

24' Manuarii Hauata chips a free kick from the edge of the box over the Tongan wall but the ball bounces harmlessly wide

27' GOAL!!! Tahiti 4, Tonga 0: Tahiti have their fourth goal of the afternoon when Keck receives the ball at the far post and hits an unstoppable shot inside Frizell's top corner

30' Tonga captain Kinitoni Falatau has the rare chance to get forward but is ruled offside

34' The initial onslaught of Tahiti appears to have slowed a little but they are still enjoying almost all of the ball

35' Tehuritaua tries to complete his hatrick with an ambitious shot from the edge of the area that flies over the bar

37' Tehuritaua is in on goal again but Frizell bravely dives at his feet to gather the ball

40' Tahiti's Rainui Aroita tries his luck with a long range effort but Frizell makes a comfortable save

42' Tehuritaua again has a chance to earn his hatrick when he rifles a shot to the near post but Frizell does well to keep it out

45' One minute of injury time will be played

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTION: Ahonui Tahi is replaced by Heremana Teikiteepupuni at half-time for Tahiti

48' Tehuritaua has yet another chance to complete his hat-trick but he fires the ball from close range at Frizell, who makes a good save

52' Tahiti captain Manutahi Teremate hits the post with a header from a corner

57' Substitute Teikiteepupuni has a chance to get on the scoresheet when the ball comes to him at the back post but he send his shot well wide

58' SUBSTITUTION: Mihimana Lemaire is replaced by Ranihei Teumere for Tahiti

62' SUBSTITUTION: Siosifa Moimoi is replaced by Mikaele Pahulu for Tonga

64' SUBSTIUTION: Manuarii Hauata is replaced by Horoi Jess for Tahiti

66' Tonga have their first attempt at goal when Falatau shows good determination to put pressure on the Tahiti defence but the ball cannons off his knee and flies wide

68' GOAL!!! Tahiti 5, Tonga 0: Tonga have defended much better in this half but go further behind when Frizell can't keep hold of a shot and Tihoni Yohann follows up to tuck the rebound away

72' Tahiti are not playing at anywhere near the pace they did for much of the first half but are still keeping the ball well

75' SUBSTITUTION: Sioeli Ahovelo is replaced by Taniela Vaka'uta for Tonga

77' GOAL!!! Tahiti 6, Tonga 0: Tehuritaua finally completes his hatrick when he turns on the edge of the area and rifles a stunning strike into the top corner

81' Tihoni Yohann passes up a great opportunity to score his second for Tahiti when he has a chance to shoot but unselfishly slides the ball to Teikiteepupuni, who blasts the ball wide

82' Tahiti 7, Tonga 0: Teikiteepupuni does get on the scoresheet moments later when he heads home a cross from the left

84' GOAL!!! Tahiti 8, Tonga 0: Tahiti have their eighth and Tehuritaua has his fourth after the striker latches onto a speculative long ball and places it low to Frizell's left

84' SUBSTITUTION: Hemaloto Polovili is replaced by Silakivai Maile for Tonga

90' YELLOW CARD: Piokalafi Faka'osi is cautioned for Tonga

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

The final whistle is blown



































Updated On Sunday, January 09, 2011