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Papua New Guinea 1 - 2 New Zealand

New Zealand have beaten Papua New Guinea 2-1 at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in Group B of the OFC Nations Cup.


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

Starting line-ups:

Papua New Guinea: 1. Leslie KALAI [GK], 2. Kila IARAVAI, 3. Valentine NELSON, 4. Daniel JOE, 6. Samuel KINI, 7. Raymond GUNEMBA, 8. Michael FOSTER, 9. Kema JACK, 12. David MUTA (c), 18. Eric KOMENG, 19. Koriak UPAIGA
Substitutes: 5. Kelly JAMPU, 10. Reginald DAVANI, 11. Felix BONDALUKE, 13. Andrew LEPANI, 14. Neil HANS, 15. Jamal SEETO, 16. Jeremy YASASA, 17. Maurie WASI, 21. Ronald CONN, 20. Godfrey BANIAU [GK], 23. Paul KAWIK [GK]
Coach: Frank FARINA

New Zealand: 13. Jake GLEESON [GK], 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Ben SIGMUND, 5. Tommy SMITH (c), 8. Michael McGLINCHEY, 9. Shane SMELTZ, 10. Chris KILLEN, 15. Ivan VICELICH, 16. Jeremy BROCKIE, 17. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 20. Chris WOOD
Substitutes: 2. Tim MYERS, 6. Ian HOGG, 7. Leo BERTOS, 11. Marco ROJAS, 12. Glen MOSS [GK], 14. Rory FALLON, 18. Aaron CLAPHAM, 19. Michael BOXALL, 21. Cameron HOWIESON, 22. Tim PAYNE, 23. Adam McGEORGE
Coach: Ricki HERBERT

Referee: Bruce GEORGE [VAN]
Assistant Referee 1: Michael JOSEPH [VAN]
Assistant Referee 2: Terry PIRI [COK]
4th Official: Isidore ASSIENE-AMBASSA [NCL]

The match kicks off

1' Papua New Guinea have the early possession and string some nice passes together in midfield

2' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 0 New Zealand 1: The All Whites go in front when Shane Smeltz heads home a Jeremy Brockie cross from the right

5' Goalkeeper Leslie Kalai leaves his line to claim a Tony Lochhead cross for New Zealand

10' Chris Wood tries his luck from distance for New Zealand but hits his low shot across the face of goal

13' Wood gets behind the Papua New Guinea defence but is ruled offside

14' New Zealand have a free kick in a promising position but Wood hits it straight into the wall

17' Brockie does well to break down the right and cross but Kosta Barbarouses puts his header over the bar

19' Kema Jack has Papua New Guinea's first chance when he hits a speculative volley from wide on the right but the effort drops just wide of the far post

21' Jack hits a Papua New Guinea free kick straight into the arms of goalkeeper Jake Gleeson

22' Wood has the ball in the net for New Zealand but the goal is ruled out for offside

27' Play is stopped for a drinks break

28' Koriak Upaiga breaks into the New Zealand box and shoots but his effort is partially blocked and Gleeson gathers comfortably

32' Kalai comes to the edge of his area to beat Smeltz to a Wood pass

33' Raymond Gunemba has a free header at the back post from a David Muta corner but can't get his header on the New Zealand goal

37' Michael Foster picks up an injury for Papua New Guinea and leaves the field to receive treatment but is soon back on

39' Gunemba breaks forward and shoots for Papua New Guinea but the effort is blocked

41' Upaiga gets the better of Ben Sigmund on the left and crosses to the back post but it sails too high for Jack to get his head to it

43' Foster strikes a shot well from the edge of the New Zealand box but Gleeson tips it over the bar

45' YELLOW CARD: Tony Lochhead is cautioned for New Zealand

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

47' Gunemba heads a Muta corner wide of the New Zealand near post

49' Upaiga pulls the ball back across the face of goal but no Papua New Guinea team mate is on hand to tuck it away

52' A wood header is cleared off the line by Papua New Guinea

52' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 0 New Zealand 2: The All Whites extend their lead when Smeltz finds Wood in the box and the striker beats Kalai with a low shot

56' Eric Komeng volleys over the New Zealand bar

58' Smeltz hits the crossbar for New Zealand after being played into the box by Wood

58' SUBSTITUTION: Chris Killen is replaced by Aaron Clapham for New Zealand

61' Jack has a good chance for Papua New Guinea from inside the box but can't find the target

61' SUBSTITUTIONS: Papua New Guine make a double change, Gunemba being replaced by Jamal Seeto and Samuel Kini being replaced by Neil Hans

64' Vicelich picks up an injury for New Zealand and has to leave the field to receive treatment

66' Vicelich comes back on and appears to have recovered

67' Upaiga crosses from the left for Papua New Guinea but can't pick out a team mate

67' SUBSTITUTION: Smeltz is replaced by Tim Payne for New Zealand

68' Substitute Seeto volleys over the New Zealand bar

68' YELLOW CARD: Jack is cautioned for Papua New Guinea

70' Play is stopped for a drinks break

72' Papua New Guinea have an appeal for a penalty waved away by referee Bruce George after Foster goes down under a Clapham challenge

75' YELLOW CARD: Clapham is cautioned for New Zealand

77' Daniel Joe shoots wide for Papua New Guinea

78' Wood shows good skill in the Papua New Guineaa box to create room for a shot but can't get enough power to beat Kalai from close range

81' Joe breaks down the right and shoots but Gleeson palms the effort away

82' A deep cross reaches Hans at the back post but he doesn't strike the ball cleanly and his effort goes just wide

83' Clapham shoots from just outside the Papua New Guinea box but Kalai tips the strike over the bar

85' SUBSTITUTION: Komeng is replaced by Jeremy Yasasa for Papua New Guinea

87' SUBSTITUTION: Sigmund is replaced by Tim Myers for New Zealand

87' Papua New Guinea are awarded a penalty when Tony Lochhead handles in the box

89' YELLOW CARD: Lochhead is cautioned for the handball

89' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1 New Zealand 2: Hans slots the penalty home to give Papua New Guinea a chance of taking something from the game

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

The final whistle is blown





Updated On Monday, June 04, 2012