Cook Islands 0 – 10 New Zealand

Tahiti beat Vanuatu 5-1 in the earlier game today.
See below for the play-by-play action.
The starting line-ups were as follows:
Cook Islands: 1. Marjorie TORU, 2. Jennifer AKAVI (c), 4. Tekura TUTAI, 5. Tekura KAUKURA, 6. Marissa IROA, 8. Elizabeth HARMON, 9. Dayna NAPA, 10. Regina MUSTONEN, 11. Danielle TREGO, 12. Natasha DEAN, 16. Upokotea MANULEA
New Zealand 20. Aroon CLANSEY, 2. Ria PERCIVAL, 3. Anna GREEN, 4. Katie HOYLE, 5. Abby ERCEG, 8. Hayley MOORWOOD (c), 9. Amber HEARN, 11. Kirsty YALLOP, 14. Rosie WHITE, 15. Sarah GREGORIUS, 18. Kristy HILL
The match kicks off
1′ New Zealand have possession straight away and play the ball around at the back
2′ Sarah Gregorius runs onto a throug ball down the left for New Zealand and squares for Amber Hearn but the offside flag is raised
4′ Rosie White blasts the ball across the face of goal from the right but Cook Islands goalkeeper Mati Toru dives to gather
6′ The opening minutes have seen New Zealand completely dominate possession, it could be a long day for Cook Islands unless they can get hold of the ball
7′ Ria Percival knocks over a great cross to the back post but Rosie White puts her header just wide
9′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 1, Cook Islands 0: Amber Hearn scores her sixth goal of the tournament with a neat finish after Sarah Gregorius crosses from a perfectly-placed Katie Hoyle through ball
12′ Rosie White crosses from the right for New Zealand but it sails harmlessly behind the goal
14′ Cook Islands talented striking pair of Regina Mustonen and Dayna Napa have hardly touched the ball
16′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 2, Cook Islands 0: Sarah Gregorius scores her first ever goal at senior level by side footing a low Amber Hearn cross into the bottom corner
21′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 3, Cook Islands 0: Katie Hoyle joins Gregorius in scoring her first goal for New Zealand with a sharp finish into the bottom of the area from the edge of the box after a Rosie White cross
25′ Hoyle tries to add to her tally from long range but the shot flies well over the bar
27′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 4, Cook Islands 0: Gregorius grabs the second goal of her New Zealand career by poking the ball home near the line
30′ Rosie White turns well on the edge of the area but shoots straight at Toru
32′ Toru comes off her line to thwart Gregorius
33′ Ria Percival tries to pick out White at the back post but can’t find her intended target
34′ Anna Green fires a left foot shot towards the top corner but Toru palms it away
37′ Mustonen gets into a rare attacking position for Cook Islands but gives the ball away
40′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 5, Cook Islands 0: Hearn turns a few yards outside the box and rifles an unstoppable shot past Toru, who can hardly even move before the ball is in the back of the net
42′ Clansey comes out to sweep up a Cook Islands attack and is fouled by Napa
45′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 6, Cook Islands 0: Percival sends over a cross but it evades Toru and creeps under the bar without anyone else touching it
45′ One minute of injury time will be played
The referee brings the first half to an end
The second half kicks off
45′ SUBSTITUTION: New Zealand make a double change at half time, Hannah Wilkinson coming on for Rosie White and Liz Milne replacing Katie Hoyle
49′ Hannah Wilkinson has a great chance to score after showing some good skills in the box but stabs her shot wide
50′ SUBSTITUTION: Natasha Dean is replaced by Mama Henry for Cook Islands
53′ The second half is taking up a similar pattern to the first with New Zealand completely dominating the play
56′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 7, Cook Islands 0 Gregorius wraps up her hat-trick by forcing home an Anna Green cross
57′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 8, Cook Islands 0 Abby Erceg heads home a cross for her second goal of the tournament
60′ Hearn has a left-foot strike from the edge of the area which strikes the post
61′ SUBSTITUTION: Maia Jackman replaces Ria Percival for New Zealand
63′ Milne has a shot from the edge of the are but it goes straight to Toru
64′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 9, Cook Islands 0: Hearn completes her hat-trick in spectacular fashion with a perfectly flighted shot from nearly 30 yards
65′ SUBSTITUTION: Danielle Trego is replaced by Louisa Manico for Cook Islands
69′ Wilkinson shoots from the edge of the box but can’t beat Toru
70′ Jackman breaks down the right but her cross goes just over the heads of all the runners in the box
73′ Cook Islands enjoy a rare piece of possession but can’t do anything with it
75′ This is Cook Islands best period in the game, they are having a bit more of the ball and New Zealand hasn’t created a clear-cut chance for a few minutes
77′ Regina Mustonen makes room about 25 yards out for a rare shot at the New Zealand goal but it is blocked
80′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 10, Cook Islands 0 New Zealand hit double figures as veteran Maia Jackman heads home an Anna Green corner
82′ Mustonen tries to put Elizabeth Harmon in for Cook Islands but the ball goes too far
84′ SUBSTITUTION: Angela Wallbank replaces Tekura Kaukura for Cook Islands
90′ Three minutes of injury time will be played
The final whistle sounds
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