New Zealand 8 – 0 Solomon Islands

The starting line-ups:
New Zealand: 1. Jenny BINDON, 2. Ria PERCIVAL, 4. Katie HOYLE, 6. Rebecca SMITH, 7. Ali RILEY, 8. Hayley MOORWOOD, 9. Amber HEARN, 11. Kirsty YALLOP, 12. Maia JACKMAN (c), 14. Rosie WHITE, 17. Hannah WILKINSON
Solomon Islands: 1. Betty SADE, 2. Rose GWALI (c), 4. Brenda MASAE, 5. Audrey GALO, 7. Raymalyn ZOZE, 8. Everlyn ASIBARA, 9. Betty MAENU’U, 11. Veronica TOLIVAKA, 12. Ella MISIBINI, 16. Ileem PEGI, 17. Prudence FULA
The match kicks off
1′ This is New Zealand’s 150th ‘A’ international and Maia Jackman wears the captain’s armband for her 50th ‘A’ international cap
2′ Ali Riley crosses from the left for New Zealand but the ball is scrambled clear
4′ Amber Hearn has a great chance to score for New Zealand from a looping Ria Percival corner but heads the ball across the face of goal from only a yard out
5′ Ileem Pegi, who has looked very dangerous in previous games, sets off down the right for Solomon Islands but the attack peters out
7′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 1, Solomon Islands 0: After an almighty scramble in the Solomons box, Rosie White cracks home a half volley into the bottom corner from just inside the area
8′ Hannah Wilkinson hits a low volley from the edge of the box which Solomons goalkeeper Betty Sade spills but manages to regather before a New Zealand player can get to it
9′ Wilkinson nearly goes one-on-one with Sade but Solomons captain Rose Gwali makes a superb last-ditch tackle
12′ Kirsty Yallop clips over a great ball from the left which Ria Percival heads wide at the far post
15′ Yallop has a great chance to make it two for New Zealand from close range but scuffs her shot into Sade’s arms
17′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 2, Solomon Islands 0: Ria Percival bends a corner over Sade and straight into the net
21′ The Solomons have a rare chance to get out of their half but Prudence Fula gives the ball away with a pass that looks to find Pegi on the right
24′ Percival cuts in from the right and bends a left foot shot towards goal which hits the side netting
26′ Ali Riley gives a shot corner to Yallop who strikes from distance but the ball flies narrowly wide of the top corner
27′ Jackman swings over a great cross to the far post but Hearn can’t quite get over the ball enough to direct her header on target
30′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 3, Solomon Islands 0: Captain Hayley Moorwood gives her side a three goal lead with a powerful shot into the top right corner from the edge of the box that gives Sade no chance
32′ Hannah Wilkinson runs onto a through ball down the left and tees up Rosie White but her shot is blocked and goes out for a corner
36′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 4, Solomon Islands 0: Amber Hearn scores her first goal today and her 11th of the tournament with an unstoppable long range drive
39′ It’s going to be a very long day indeed for the Solomons now and they already appear to be tiring
42′ Wilkinson blazes over the bar from the edge of the box
43′ Katie Hoyle hits a great right-foot stike from distance but Sade makes a good save
The referee brings an end to the first half
The second half kicks off
45′ SUBSITUTION: New Zealand make a double change, Sarah Gregorius coming on for Katie Hoyle and Kristy Hill replacing Rebecca Smith
47′ The second half has begun as the first ended – with New Zealand on the attack
50′ Yallop shows great skill to bring a high pass down and create room for a strike from distance but it sails well wide
52′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 5, Solomon Islands 0: Sarah Gregorius scores with a cushioned volley into the bottom corner from a Yallop cross from the left
55′ YELLOW CARD: Rose Gwali is cautioned for Solomon Islands after bringing Wilkinson down
57′ Gregorius almost has her second with a close-range volley but the ball hits the underside of the bar and bounces away
60′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 6, Solomon Islands 0: Wilkinson scores with a powerful near post header from a Percival cross
63′ SUBSTITUTION: Both sides make a change, Emma Kete replacing Hannah Wilkinson for New Zealand and Mesalyn Saepio coming on for Prudence Fula for Solomon Islands
65′ SUBSTITUTION: The Solomons make another change, bringing on Alice Olomane for Betty Maenu’u
68′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 7, Solomon Islands 0: Gregorius has her second after getting on the end of an Ali Riley cross from the right
69′ Yallop strikes the far post from a couple of yards out and the ball bounces away to safety
71′ Emma Kete controls another Riley cross and shoots from near the penalty shot but the ball goes straight to the hands of a grateful Sade
74′ Hearn heads at goal from a Kete cross but Sade can again make a straight forward save
74′ SUBSTITUTION: Gael Donga replaces Brenda Masae for Solomon Islands
78′ Hearn gets her head to another Percival corner but can’t keep the effort down and it loops well over the bar
80′ Kete hits a right-foot strike at goal from 25 yards but it sails harmlessly wide
81′ New Zealand defender Kristy Hill finds herself in unfamiliar territory in the Solomons box and shows some nice touches before stabbing the ball past the near post
83′ White brings down a Kete cross and shoots but the volley goes wide of the near post
84′ Pegi nearly gets on the end of a rare Solomon Islands through ball but the past is too long and New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon gathers
86′ Percival goes on a jinking run on the left and squares the ball but Moorwood can’t provide the finishing touch and her shot is blocked
86′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 8, Solomon Islands 0: White scores her second goal of the afternoon with the help of a deflection
90′ YELLOW CARD: Everlyn Asibara is cautioned for Solomon Islands
90′ Two minutes of injury time will be played
The final whistle sounds
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