American Samoa 2 – 1 Tonga

American Samoa vs. Tonga: Download Match Summary Here
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Starting line-ups:
American Samoa: 1. Nicky SALAPU, 2. Jr AMISONE (c), 3. Uasi HELETA, 4. Daru TAUMUA, 9. Ramin OTT, 13. Rambo TAPUI, 14. Charlie UHRLE, 16. Johnny SAELUA, 18. Justin MANA’O, 19. Rawlston MASANIA’I, 20. Shalom LUANI
Substitutes: 5. Tala LUVU, 6. Roy LUANI, 7. D’Angelo HERRERA, 8. Casper KURESA, 10. Kid BARTLEY, 11. Diamond OTT, 12. Terrence SINAPATI, 15. Gene NEEMIA, 17. Natia NATIA, 21. Suani UELESE, 22. Fitiuta MAIAVA, 23. Chin Fu TAASE
Coach: Thomas RONGEN [NED]
Tonga: 18. Kaneti FELELA (GK), 2. Sione TOVO, 4. Fineasi PALEI, 5. Samisoni MAFI, 6. Folio MOEAKI (c), 7. Pio PALU, 8. Unaloto FEAO, 10. Malakai SAVIETI, 11. Lafaele MOALA, 15. Sione TEU, 18. Kaneti FELELA, 20. Ilalio LEAKONA
Substitutes: 1. Soane FAUPULA, 9. Kinitoni FALATAU, 12. Timote MAAMALOA, 13. Viliami VAITAKI, 16. Petesa ONGOSIA, 17. Siosifa MOIMOI, 21. Vitolio LATU
Coach: Chris WILLIAMS [AUS]
Referee: Andrew ACHARI (FIJ)
Assistant referee 1: David CHARLES (PNG)
Assistant referee 2: Michael JOSEPH (VAN)
4th official: Bruce GEORGE (VAN)
The match kicks off
6′ Ilalio Leakona tries his luck from distance for Tonga but the effort goes too high
8′ Sione Tovo is injured for Tonga and has to leave the field to receive treatment
10′ Charlie Uhrle crosses from the right for American Samoa but slices the ball out for a goal kick
14′ Malakai Savieti has the best chance of the match but American Samoa goalkeeper Nicky Salapu pulls off a good save from close range
18′ Rambo Tapui has a shot on target for American Samoa from a Leakona cross but Kaneti Felela saves comfortably in the Tongan goal
21′ Justin Mana’o bends a free kick from a promising position wide for American Samoa
23′ It’s Tonga’s turn to have a free kick in a dangerous area this time but Savieti fails to find a team mate with his delivery
28′ YELLOW CARD: Neo Feao is cautioned for Tonga
33′ American Samoa very nearly take the lead when a Ramin Ott free kick hits the bar
36′ Ott has another chance when he goes on a bustling run and shoots wide from the edge of the box
38′ Lafaele Moala breaks down the right and shoots for Tonga but doesn’t strike it cleanly and Salapu gathers easily
43′ GOAL!!! American Samoa 1 – Tonga 0: American Samoa go in front when a speculative long range shot from Ott somehow evades Felefa and finds the net
44′ American Samoa have set themselves up well defensively under new coach Thomas Rongen and it will not be easy for Tonga to get back on level terms
The half time whistle is blown
The second half kicks off
49′ The second spell has begun in even fashion and it is likely to be a keenly contested half as American Samoa search for their first ever win in FIFA World Cup qualifying
51′ YELLOW CARD: Uasi Heleta is cautioned for American Samoa
53′ Rambo Tapui surges forward down the right for American Samoa but his centre is cut out by the Tonga defence
55′ Pio Palu nearly gets in on goal for Tonga but American Samoa captain Jr Amisone defends well and prevents him shooting
56′ YELLOW CARD: Fineasi Palei is cautioned for Tonga
58′ SUBSTITUTION: Sione Tovo is replaced by Kinitoni Falatau for Tonga
63′ Shalom Luani has a crack from a long way out for American Samoa but the shot is blocked
63′ The ball breaks to Uhrle after Luani’s effort and he bends a shot well wide
65′ American Samoa have their best chance to go further in front but Luani can’t find the target
65′ SUBSTITUTION: Palu is replaced by Timote Maamaloa for Tonga
68′ SUBSTITUTION: Goalscorer Ott suffers an injury and is replaced by Tala Luvu for American Samoa
69′ YELLOW CARD: Luvu is cautioned for coming onto the field before Ott had departed
71′ Neo Feao bends a free kick over the American Samoa wall
74′ Uhrle is injured for American Samoa and play is held up while he receives treatment
74′ GOAL!!! American Samoa 2 – Tonga 0: Shalom Luani puts his team two goals in front when he runs onto a through ball and lobs the oncoming Felela
75′ Luani is injured in the process of scoring and has to leave the field to receive treatment but is soon back on
78′ Uasi Heleta suffers an injury for American Samoa and has to be stretchered off the field
79′ SUBSTITUTION: Fineasi Palei is replaced by Siosifa Moimoi for Tonga
83′ Captain Amisone is injured for American Samoa and has to leave the field to receive treatment
84′ Feao fires wide for Tonga from the edge of the box
84′ SUBSTITUTION: Amisone is replaced by Suani Uelese for American Samoa
87′ SUBSTITUTION: Rambo Tapui is replaced by Diamond Ott for American Samoa
88′ GOAL!!! Tonga 1 – American Samoa 2: Tonga give themselves a lifeline when Feao heads home a Lafaele Moala cross at the back post
88′ Moala has a great chance to equalise for Tonga but fires straight at Salapu
90′ Moala is in again for Tonga and Salapu denies him once more before the ball breaks to Timote Maamaloa, whose shot is blocked by Johnny Saelua
The final whistle is blown

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