New Zealand 11 – 0 Papua New Guinea

Earlier this afternoon, Cooks Islands beat Solomon Islands 2-0 in the 3rd/4th playoff.
See below for all the play-by-play action.
The starting line-ups:
New Zealand: 1. Jenny BINDON (GK), 2. Ria PERCIVAL, 4. Katie Hoyle, 5. Abby ERCEG, 6. Rebecca SMITH, 7. Ali RILEY, 8. Hayley MOORWOOD (c), 9. Amber HEARN, 11. Kirsty YALLOP, 14. Rosie WHITE, 17. Hannah WILKINSON
Papua New Guinea: 18. Fidelma WATPORE, 2. Esther KURABI, 3. Miriam LANTA, 4. Kathrina SALAIAU, 5. Dorcas SESEVO, 7. Edna THOMAS, 8. Honekaii LINAH, 9. Daisy WINAS, 11. Zeen LIMBAI, 13. Samantha PENINSA, 15. Deslyne SINIU (c)
The match kicks off
1′ Amber Hearn has a chance to open the scoring early on but here attempted lob over goalkeeper Fidelma Watpore goes wide
2′ Hearn hits a free kick straight into the Papua New Guinea wall
3′ Hannah Wilkinson has a great opportunity to score when she goes on a jinking run in the box but Watpore makes a good save at her feet
5′ Rosie White shoots from close range at the far post but can’t generate enough power and the ball rolls straight to Watpore
7′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 1, Papua New Guinea 0: Ali Riley scores the first goal of her international career when she smashes a left-foot shot from 20 yards past Watpore
10′ Katie Hoyle gets into a good position on the right hand side of the box but shots wide of the near post
11′ Kirsty Yallop nearly makes it two for New Zealand after the ball breaks for her in the box but she lifts her lob wide of the target
15′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 2, Papua New Guinea 0: Riley sets off down the left and crosses for Rosie White to head home from close range
18′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 3, Papua New Guinea 0: Ria Percival hits a shot into the bottom right corner from just inside the box
22′ Wilkinson misses a golden opportunity to get her name on the scoresheet when she fails to get a good connection to a Rosie White cross
25′ New Zealand are completely dominating possession and Papua New Guinea have spent hardly any time out of their half
28′ Riley breaks down the left again and whips in a good cross that is just too high for Wilkinson
30′ Yallop runs onto a great pass from Percival but blasts her shot well wide
32′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 4, Papua New Guinea 0: Wilkinson smashes the ball home from an acute angle to make it four
36′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 5, Papua New Guinea 0: Wilkinson has her second when Moorwood makes good progress down the right and squares for the striker to slid the ball home from close range
36′ SUBSTITUTION: Dorcas Sesevo is replaced by Jenisa Ulengit
38′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 6, Papua New Guinea 0: Rosie White smashes the ball home from five yards
43′ Zeen Limbai has Papua New Guinea’s first shot on target after a rare breakaway but she doesn’t make a good contact and it rolls into the arms of goalkeeper Jenny Bindon
45′ One minute of injury time will be played
45′ + 1′ YELLOW CARD: Esther Kurabi is cautioned for Papua New Guinea
The referee brings an end to the first half
The second half kicks off
46′ SUBSTITUTION: Sarah Gregorius replaces Hannah Wilkinson for New Zealand
50′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 7, Papua New Guinea 0: Rosie White completes her hat-trick when the ball breaks to her right in front of goal after a Sarah Gregorius run and low cross
52′ The second half has begun in much the same manner as the first ended – with New Zealand having all the play and Papua New Guinea struggling to get out of their half
56′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 8, Papua New Guinea 0: Rosie White now has four goals after finishing off a skilful Ali Riley run and cross
60′ SUBSTITUTION: New Zealand make a double change, Kristy Hill coming on for Rebecca Smith and Anna Green replacing Rosie White
65′ New Zealand captain Hayley Moorwood breaks down the middle but leans back as she foots and the ball goes well over the bar
68′ Moorwood puts Green into a good position to cross on the left with a cheeky back heel but Green slices the ball behind the goal
73′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 9, Papua New Guinea 0: Sarah Gregorius volleys home from close range after Green is put behind the defence with a great Katie Hoyle pass and whips in a great ball
77′ YELLOW CARD: Miriam Lanta is cautioned for Papua New Guinea
77′ YELLOW CARD: Kathrina Salaiau is cautioned for Papua New Guinea
79′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 10, Papua New Guinea 0: Amber Hearn heads home a Ria Percival corner at the back post
81′ Hearn swings over a cross from the right to the far post but Moorwood’s puts her cushioned header wide
82′ SUBSTITUTION: Lydia Banabas replaces Edna Thomas for Papua New Guinea
84′ Kirsty Yallop controls a Kristy Hill balls and turns on the edge of the box but hits her shot straight at goalkeeper Watpore
84′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 11, Papua New Guinea 0: Anna Green breaks down the left and squares the ball for Moorwood to slid in and nudge home
89′ Kristy Hill has a great chance to score her first goal for New Zealand after breaking forward but she can’t beat Watpore in a one-on-one
90′ One minute of injury time will be played
The final whistle sounds
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