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Solomon Islands 7 - 0 Guam


Solomon Islands have cruised to a 7-0 victory over Guam in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Noumea on day one of the XIV Pacific Games.


See below for the play-by-play action.

Starting line-ups:

Solomon Islands:
1. Shadrack RAMONI (GK), 2. Hardies AENGARI, 4. Tome FAISI, 5. Samson TAKAYAMA , 6. Nelson SALE , 9. Benjamin TOTORI, 10. Joe LUI, 13. Mostyn BEUI, 16. James NAKA, 18. Henry FA'ARODO (c), 19. Joses NAWO, 20. Dida QWAINA
Coach: Jacob MOLI

Guam:
1. Brett MALUWELMENG (GK), 3. Matthew CRUZ, 4. Scott LEON GUERRERO, 5. Edward CALVO, 6. Shawn SPINDEL, 7. Ian MARIANO, 8. Dominic GADIA (c), 9. Elias MERFALEN, 12. Dylan NAPUTI, 13. David MANIBUSAN, 19. Mark CHARGUALAF
Coach: Kazua UCHIDA

The match kicks off.

1' Solomon Islands win the first corner of the match

2' Guam clear the ball away from the corner

5' Solomon Islands are controlling the ball well in the opening stages, Guam are camped inside their own half

9' Guam have their first attack of the game ending in a shot from Elias Merfalen that goes wide

10' Joe Lui makes a strong run through the heart of the Guam defense to set up Joses Nawo but his shot sails wide

11' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 1 Guam 0: Henry Fa'arodo is in the right place at the right time smashing in the ball from close range after Guam fail to clear the ball

13' Solomon Islands winger Joses Nawo puts in a teasing ball across the face of goal but noone is there to meet it

15' The goalscorer Fa'arodo puts in a dangerous free-kick from the right side but eventually the ball rolls out for a goalkick

17' Solomon Islands striker Joe Lui tries his luck from long range but his shot is blocked

21' Guam's Elias Merfalen gets into a dangerous position but commits a foul on the Solomon Islands defender

22' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 2 Guam 0: Henry Fa'arodo grabs a quick double with a free-kick from deep going through the hands of Brett Maluwelmeng. The Guam goalkeeper will feel he should have done better

24' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 3 Guam 0: Benjamin Totori scores from close range to make it three for the Solomon Islands

26' Guam's Ian Mariano sees his shot go wide

29' YELLOW CARD: Samson Takayama is cautioned for a dangerous tackle

30' Guam's Ian Mariano takes the free-kick from just outside the area but his shot is blocked by the four-man wall

31' Guam have their first corner of the game but the ball is cleared by the Solomon Islands

32' Fa'arodo is proving a handful down the left and gets another cross away but the Guam goalkeeper climbs high to claim the ball

36' Solomon Islands striker Benjamin Totori runs onto a deep ball and tries to slot it past the oncoming goalkeeper but his shot goes inches wide

39' Guam have their best chance of the game as right winger Dillan Gumataotao puts in a nice cross for Elias Merfalen but the striker's volley goes just over the crossbar

40' Solomon Islands are awarded a penalty after Benjamin Totori is brought down inside the box

41' PENALTY GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 4 Guam 0: Solomon Islands go four goals to the good as Totori converts from the penalty spot

42' YELLOW CARD Guam's Matthew Cruz is cautioned

The referee brings the first half to an end.

The second half kicks off.

46' SUBSTITUTION: David Manibusan is replaced by Christian Schweizer for Guam

49' Solomon Islands James Naka tries to bring the ball down inside the box but is tackled

51' Benjamin Totori makes a strong run through the middle to set up Naka but his shot is straight to the goalkeeper

53' Totori sees his shot saved by Guam's Brett Maluwelmeng

54' Guam earn the first corner of the second half but they can't capitalise

55' Maluwelmeng makes another fine save

56' Solomon Islands earn a corner but Guam manage to clear the ball

60' Totori sets up Naka down the left but his shot is once again smothered by goalkeeper Brett Maluwelmeng

61' A great chance from close range for Totori who does well to make space for the shot but then blasts the ball high

64' Guam's Ian Mariano finds an opening down the left but shoots justs over the crossbar

68' Naka puts in a pin-point cross but Joses Nawo can't keep his volley down

71' SUBSTITUTION: Solomon Islands make a double substitution. Joe Lui is replaced by Jeffery Bule while James Naka is replaced by Ian Paia

72' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 5 Guam 0: Joses Nawo puts one in at the back post to make it five for the Solomon Islands

73' Jeffery Bule is caught offside for the Solomon Islands

75' Totori hits one with his left from 30 yards out but it is an easy save for the Guam goalkeeper

79' Ian Paia combines well with Totori to set the Solomon Islands striker free down the middle but Brett Maluwelmeng comes out to claim the ball

84' SUBSTITUTION: Guam's Andre Gadia enters the field

86 GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 6 Guam 0: An overload down the right ends with Ian Paia rounding the goalkeeper for an easy tap-in

89' GOAL!!! Solomon Islands 7 Guam 0: Benjamin Totori completes his hat-trick after cutting inside his marker down the left and rounding the keeper

The final whistle is blown.

Updated On Saturday, August 27, 2011
  
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