SOL 5 – 4 LAE

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Solomon Warriors: 28. Anthony TALO (GK), 2. Haddis AENGARI (C), 3. Matson FENNY, 4. Fred FAKARI, 5. Dennis IFUNAOA, 6. Molea TIGI, 9. Jerry DONGA, 16. Emmanuel POILA, 19. Gibson DAUDAU, 21. Brian KALTACK, 24. Kensi TANGIS
Substitutes: 1. Samson KOTI (GK), 10. Albert WITNEY, 11. Ian PAIA 14. Augustine SAMANI, 15. Daniel NATOU, 18. Henry FA’ARODO, 22. Milton FURAI, 26. Loea Mani TAISARA, 27. Benjamin BAEORO
Coach: Moses Toata (SOL)
Lae City Dwellers: 20. Ronald WARISAN (GK), 3. Valentine NELSON, 5. Japhet TIAMPO, 7. Raymond GUNEMBA (C), 8. Michael FOSTER, 9. Nigel DABINYABA, 11. Joachim WAROI, 13. Adolf KUMISI, 14. Ken KEPE, 16. Carlos PEKA, 22. Billson BULLO
Substitutes: 4. Goropaul ALBERT, 6. Troy GUNEMBA, 10. Obert BIKA, 12. Mathew DAVID, 15. Joshua TALAU, 18. Bewa WILLIE, 19. Esa NASA, 21. Peter DABINYABA JNR
Injured:1. Matheson NASA (GK), 17. Cyril MUTA, 23. John KICHANI
Suspended: 2. Mosebuya-Mosie MILUBWA
Coach: Peter Gunemba (PNG)
Match Officials
Referee: Médéric LACOUR (NCL)
Assistant Referee 1: Phillipe REVEL (TAH)
Assistant Referee 2: Sione TEU (TGA)
Fourth Official: Joel HOPKKEN (VAN)
FULL TIME: Solomon Warriors 5 – 4 Lae City Dwellers
90′ Four minutes of additional time will be played
89′ Lae have an opportunity to draw level when DABINYABA is put through but blasts his effort over the bar
87′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 5 – 4 Lae City Dwellers: Warriors take the lead when a free kick pinballs around in the area before DONGA fires it home
86′ YELLOW CARD: Joshua TALAU goes into the book for Lae
83′ Warriors goalkeeper TALO does well to tip a DABINYABA drive over the cross bar
81′ SUB WAR: Fred FAKARI is replaced by Loea Mani TAISARA for Warriors
79′ YELLOW CARD: Japhet TIAMPO is cautioned for Lae
77′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 4 – 4 Lae City Dwellers: Lae don’t hold onto the lead for long as Warriors equalise straight away, Molea TIGI finding the net via the far upright
76′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 3 – 4 Lae City Dwellers: Lae are on track for a historic first ever win in the tournament as Michael FOSTER tucks home from the penalty spot after Warriors captain Haddis AENGARIis adjudged to have handled in the box
73′ Lae break forward through DABINYABA but Warriors defender Matson FENNY comes across to make an outstanding tackle
66′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 3 – 3 Lae City Dwellers: This is turning into a real thriller as Nigel DABINYABA equalises for Lae, bursting down the right and finding the far corner with a low shot
65′ SUB LAE: Billson BULLO is replaced by Mathew DAVID for Lae
63′ YELLOW CARD: Michael FOSTER goes into the book for Lae
63′ WITNEY nearly makes an immediate impact, breaking down the left and cutting the ball back for DONGA who can only find the side netting
60′ SUB WAR: Warriors make a change as Dennis IFUNAOA is replaced by Albert WITNEY
59′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 3 – 2 Lae City Dwellers: Warriors take the lead when Jerry DONGA runs onto a bouncing ball and forces his way around advancing goalkeeper Ronald WARISAN before rolling home
58′ TALO is tested soon after his injury, a dipping Joachim WAROI strike forcing him to back pedal and tip over the bar
55′ The keeper is now back on his feet and appears fine to continue as play restarts
54′ TALO picks up an injury and play is held up while he receives treatment
53′ Warriors goalkeeper Anthony TALO shows trademark great anticipation to race off his line and clear at the feet of BULLO
51′ Lae have the first chance of the half when Billson BULLO breaks down the right and finds Raymond GUNEMBA with his pull back but the skipper’s effort is blocked
49′ YELLOW CARD: Substitute Benjamin BAEORO goes into the book for Warriors
48′ The surface water has now drained from the pitch so flowing football should be a bit easier for the sides
46′ We’re off and running here again for the second half and it looks set to be an exciting one as both sides chase their first win of the campaign
HALF TIME: Solomon Warriors 2 – 2 Lae City Dwellers
45′ Two minutes of additional time will be played
44′ SUB WAR: Gibson DAUDAU is replaced by Benjamin BAEORO for Warriors
43′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 2 – 2 Lae City Dwellers: Warriors do equalise this time as Kensi TANGIS runs onto a through ball and Lae defender Valantine NELSON prods it into the top corner of his net for the second own goal of the half
42′ The Solomon Islanders have another chance to get back on level terms but Dennis IFUNAOA drags his shot wide when he might have been better served to pick out a team mate
40′ Warriors nearly equalise before the break but WARISAN prevents that happening, making a brave save at his near post to deny TANGIS
39′ SUB LAE: Lae make a change as half-time approaches, Carlos PEKA being replaced by Joshua TALAU
34′ Solomon Warriors 1 – 2 Lae City Dwellers: Lae take the lead in fortuitous fashion as a miscued DABINYABA effort is turned into his own net by the unfortunate Fred FAKARI
30′ There’s a nervous moment for TALO as a scuffed DABINYABA shot holds up on the soggy pitch but the keeper manages to adjust and pounce on the ball
28′ It’s end-to-end stuff as TANGIS forces Lae goalkeeper WARISAN into a smart save at his near post
27′ DABINYABA shows great pace to burst forward and find his striking partner GUNEMBA but the skipper is under pressure when he shoots and can’t find the target
25′ Raymond GUNEMBA is played into the box but Warriors goalkeeper TALO does well to hold onto his cross-come-shot
23′ Warriors have a good opportunity to take the lead when DAUDAU fizzes in a great low cross but no team mate can get a touch to it
19′ Lae have a free kick some 40 metres from goal and Michael FOSTER surprisingly elects to go straight for goal but his effort is blocked
17′ A great touch from Nigel DABINYABA gives him a sight of the Warriors goal but he fires his shot across the face
15′ Lae goalkeeper WARISAN shows good anticipation to race off his line and clear at the feet of the advancing Kensi TANGIS
12′ Lae goalscorer Raymond GUNEMBA tries for his second after being played in on goal, TALO again can’t hold onto the effort in the slippery conditions but his blushes are sparred by the Warriors defence once more
11′ Gibson DAUDAU is set up for a strike just inside the Lae box but completely mis-hits his effort
9′ The rain has cleared in the last five or so minutes, hopefully the pitch will soon begin to dry up
7′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 1 – 1 Lae City Dwellers: Warriors hit back quickly in spectacular fashion when Brian KALTACK smashes a shot through the grasp of goalkeeper Ronald WARISAN from just outside the area
3′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 0 – 1 Lae City Dwellers: Lae take the lead when a intended cross from captain Raymond GUNEMBA finds its way inside TALO’s near post
1′ Nigel DABINYABA has an early chance for Lae after breaking down the left, Warriors goalkeeper Anthony TALO spills it but his defence bails him out to clear
1′ The pitch is still very soggy underfoot so a passing game is going to be difficult
1′ We’re finally underway here at QBE Stadium on Match Day 9 of the OFC Champions League

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