New Caledonia 1 - 2 Solomon Islands

Solomons Islands have beaten New Caledonia 2-1 in the opening game on Match Day Two of the OFC U-17 Championship. The other Group B game today sees Tonga take on Tahiti at 4pm.

New Caledonia - Solomon Islands Match Summary Download PDF

The starting line-ups were as follows:

New Caledonia: 20. Jordan USIKE (GK), 2. Daninoin SHIGETOMI, 3. Stephane TEIN-PADOM, 6. Geordy GONY, 7. Loic ARIZMENDI, 8. Cedric DECOIRE, 10. Renaldo NONMEU (c), 11. Marvin DRAWILO, 12. Erwan DJAMALI, 14. Thomas BUSCAGLIA, 18. Julien RAVELLI

Solomon Islands: 1. Jerry MISIMAKE (GK), 2. Fred BALA, 4. Rickson UVI, 5. Junior ALBERT, 6. Jimmy RARAMANE, 7. Clarence BONSLEY, 8. Dickson BUA (c), 9. Gabriel BOSI, 11. John BITIAI, 17. Atana FA'ARODO, 18. George LADOGA

The match kicks off

3' Thomas Buscaglia tries to create the first chance for New Caledonia on the right hand side of the box but his shot is blocked

5' These sides appear well matched technically and it looks like we will be in for an intriguing contest

7' Atana Fa'arodo has a good chance to open the scoring when New Caledonia goalkeeper Jordan Usike charges from his area. The ball ends up with Fa'arodo but he blasts his strike well wide

11' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 1, New Caledonia 0: John Bitiai gets on the end of a well-flighted Junior Albert long ball and lofts his header over the advancing Usike

13' Albert tries to get on the scoresheet himself when he evades a couple of challenges on the edge of the box and fires off a shot but it is blocked by the New Caledonia defence

16' Fa'arodo has half a chance when he runs onto a through ball but it is a tricky one to control and his shot goes well wide

17' GOAL!!! New Caledonia 1, Solomon Islands 1: New Caledonia equaliser when the Solomon Islands defence fails to deal with a bouncing ball and Buscaglia volleys home from near the penalty spot

22' Fa'arodo tries to gather a through ball but is called offside

26' Solomon Islands captain Dickson Bua swings a dangerous cross over that Usike struggles to deal with but the ball does not fall to an attacker

30' YELLOW CARD: Fred Bala is cautioned for the Solomon Islands

33' Arizmendi shows great pace to sprint onto a New Caledonia through ball but great defending from Rickson Uvi denies him a run at goal

35' SUBSTITUTION: Daninoin Shigetomi is replaced by Thomas Dio for New Caledonia

37' Marvin Drawilo meets a perfectly-placed Cedric Decoire corner for New Caledonia but can't make a good enough connection

45' One minute of injury time will be played

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTION: Captain Dickson Bua is replaced by Maeron Fa'arodo for the Solomon Islands

48' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 2, New Caledonia 1: The Solomons go back in front when New Caledonia fail to deal with a corner and Atana Fa'arodo prods the ball home after a goalline scramble

51' Jimmy Raramane latches onto a loose ball after good hold-up play by John Bitiai and fires a great shot just past the top corner for the Solomons

53' SUBSTITUTION: Goalscorer Atana Fa'arodo is replaced by Harrison Mala for the Solomon Islands

56' New Caledonia try to draw level in spectacular fashion when captain Renaldo Nonmeu goes on a powerful run and crosses for Marvin Drawilo to try his luck with a volley that goes close enough to Jerry Misimake for the goalkeeper to make a comfortable save

59' Substitute Mala almost gets on the end of a through ball for the Solomons but goalkeeper Usike comes out and just beats him to it

62' Solomons targetman Bitiai controls a long ball for but is ruled offside

64' SUBSTITUTION: Cedric Decoire is replaced by Michel Wassin for New Caledonia

65' YELLOW CARD: Bitiai is cautioned for the Solomon Islands

69' Nonmeu almost has a chance for New Caledonia when he runs onto a through ball on the right and cuts inside but the Solomons defend well

71' New Caledonia have another half chance when Stephane Tein-Padom shows great skill to control a bouncing ball on the edge of the box but his shot is deflected wide

72' SUBSTITUTION: Jimmy Raramane is replaced by Fredrick Dola for the Solomon Islands

76' Mala almost wraps the game up when he runs onto a through ball and goes one-on-one with Usike but the New Caledonia goalkeeper does well to block his shot

78' Bitiai is almost in on goal when Solomons substitute Fredrick Dola knocks a lovely through ball into his path

83' Julien Ravelli is replaced by Curtis Marlier for New Caledonia

85' New Caledonia are running out of time now and haven't created a clear-cut chance for a while

87' RED CARD: New Caledonia have an appeal for a penalty waved away and the ball quickly breaks to the other end of the field where goalkeeper Usike is adjudged to have handled outside the box and is sent off

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

90 + 3' Outfield player Marvin Drawilo is now in goal for New Caledonia and manages to keep out a volley from Bitiai

The final whistle is blown

Updated On Sunday, January 09, 2011