Tahiti 0 – 7 New Zealand

They will go through to the semi-finals along with the Cook Islands who beat Vanuatu 2-0 in the day’s other match.
See below for the play-by-play action.
Starting line-ups:
Tahiti 1. Poroni TURANA (GK), 2. Mariko IZAL, 3. Maruina TOM SING VEIN, 5. Angela TAIARUI (C), 10. Mohea HAUATA, 11. Heimiri ALVAREZ, 14. Tiere APO, 15. Kahana MARUAE, 17. Vaiata MAI, 18. Clara MARAHITI
New Zealand 20. Aroon CLANSEY, 2. Ria PERCIVAL, 4. Katie HOYLE, 5. Abby ERCEG, 7. Ali RILEY, 8. Hayley MOORWOOD (c), 9. Amber HEARN, 11. Kirsty YALLOP, 13. Bridgette ARMSTRONG, 14. Rosie WHITE, 16. Emma KETE
The match kicks off.
1′ Emma Kete, back from an ankle injury for New Zealand, makes a run into the box but her cross is cut out
3′ First corner to New Zealand. Amber Hearn heads it out for a goalkick
4′ Rosie White has the first clear chance of the game but her header from six yards is saved by Tahiti goalkeeper Poroni Turana
5′ New Zealand is caught offside. Despite playing into a strong wind the Football Ferns are controlling possession and playing inside Tahiti territory
10′ Ria Percival puts a nice ball across for Rosie White who is muscled of the ball and Tahiti do well to clear
11′ YELLOW CARD New Zealand’s Bridgette Armstrong is cautioned for a dangerous tackle on Mohea Hauata
13′ Amber Hearn (New Zealand) sees her shot go wide
14′ Second corner for New Zealand. Ria Percival takes it from the left but Poroni Turana climbs high to claim it.
16′ Ria Percival makes another good run down the right and drives a dangerous ball across the box. The ball deflects to Emma Kete but her close range shot is brilliantly palmed wide by Turana
19′ Turana makes another classy save, this time with her feet as Rosie White steamed through on goal
22′ Amber Hearn sees her shot saved
22′ SUBSTITUTION Tahiti’s Mohea Hauata seems not to have recovered from Bridgette Armstrong’s challenge. She hobbles off and is replaced by Mataireva Tapotofarerani
24′ Amber Hearn has another clear chance from six yards but Turana smothers the ball. The Tahiti goalkeeper is keeping her side in the match
28′ Katie Hoyle (New Zealand) strikes it low from just outside the box but once again Turana makes an excellent save, spooning the ball around the post for a corner
28′ Corner for New Zealand. Ria Percival takes but Tahiti manage to clear the ball
31′ Another corner for New Zealand but nothing comes of it
33′ Turana makes her best save so far tipping over Kirsty Yallop’s powerful volley
36′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 1: Bridgette Armstrong scores her first senior international goal, heading home Ria Percival’s corner
38′ Emma Kete has a golden opportunity from just inside the box but hits it straight to the keeper
Referee John Saohu (SOL) blows his whistle for half-time
The second half kicks off
46′ SUBSTITUTION New Zealand make a substitution with Rebecca Smith replacing Bridgette Armstrong
48′ Ali Riley has the first chance of the half but her shot is saved by Turana
49′ New Zealand are caught offside
51′ Ria Percival sees her shot go wide
52′ Kirsty Yallop tries her luck from deep but hits it straight at the keeper
53′ Yallop goes again, this time from further out, but Turana make a fingertip save
55′ SUBSTITUTION Sarah Gregorius replaces Emma Kete for New Zealand
59′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 2: Amber Hearn has an easy tap in at the back post after a cross from Sarah Gregorius
62′ SUBSTITUTION Tahiti’s Mataireva Tapotofarerani is replaced by Tiare White
62′ SUBSTITUTION New Zealand’s Rosie White is replaced by Anna Green
64′ Ria Percival sees her shot hit the bar
71′ Anna Green dives in at the back post but can’t quite get her head to it
75′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 3: Amber Hearn scores from 25 yards
76′GOAL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 4: Anna Green heads one in at the back post after a nice cross from Sarah Gregorius
78′ SUBSTITUTION Ninauea Hoe replaces Kahana Maruae
80′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 5: Kirsty Yallop smashes one in from just inside the box
90′ GOALL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 6: Sarah Gregorius shows strength inside the box to beat two and score from close range
90+2′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 0 New Zealand 7: Ria Percival’s corner sails straight over Turana and in
The final whistle blows
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