FIJ 1-3 NZL

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9. Maciu TUILAU (GK), 4. Mira SAHIB (C), 8. Akitesh KUMAR, 10. Dhiraj KUMAR, 11. Altaaf SAHIB,
Substitutes: 2. Prashant PRASAD, 5. Shelvin CHAND, 6. Roderick CHAND, 7. Mohammed SHALMEEN, 13. Kevin SINGH
Injured: 1. Ulaiasi TAMANISAU (GK), 3. Praveet SINGH, 12. Anish KUMAR
Suspended: 14. Suraj CHAND
Coach: Intiaz KHAN (FIJ)
New Zealand: 12. Elias BILLEH (GK), 7. Marvin EAKINS (C) 8. Daniel BURNS, 10. Dylan MANICKUM, 13. Miroslav MALIVUK
Substitutes: 1 . Ata ELAYYAN (GK), 2. Luc SAKER, 3. Tai BARHAM, 4. Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM, 5. James VAUGHAN, 6. Kareem OSMAN, 9. Jakub SINKORA, 11. Lucas CORDEIRO OSORIO DA SILVA, 14. Brayden LISSINGTON
Coach: Scott GILLIGAN (AUS)
Referee 1: Love Lui MALENARAVE (VAN)
Referee 2: Francis RONI (SOL)
Third Official: Ryan SHEPHEARD (AUS)
Timekeeper: Phillip MANA (SOL)
FULL-TIME: Fiji 1-3 New Zealand
0’20’ ASHBY-PECKHAM can’t keep the ball in. Lovely from A. SAHIB but just wide upf the upright
1’05’ A. SAHIB twice sends his shots flying over the target
1’25’ Saved off the line by D. KUMAR!
1’48’ New Zealand do well to shuffle M. SAHIB into touch
2’24’ PRASAD beats two markers and shoots but he’s pushed it too wide
3’27’ M. SAHIB makes the run but can’t bring down cleanly this time, but he makes the run back to tidy up his error
4’19’ BURNS again with a lazy foot in brings down Su. CHAND
4’34’ M. SAHIB shuts down the attack from MANICKUM
4’57’ A. SAHIB has a go from distance off his left
5’16’ Ata EAYYAN is on and pushes a shot wide
5’31’ EAKINS loses the ball to Su. CHAND who sends long for SHALMEEN but he can’t bring it down
6’05’ Fiji steal possession and advance up the middle – the shot from D. KUMAR is pushed wide by BILLEH
6’35’ New Zealand working it up the court before MANICKUM has his shot blocked
7’19’ BURNS catching Su. CHAND this time and it’s Fiji’s ball just inside New Zealand’s half
7’36’ Fiji call a time-out
7’36’ GOAL!!! FIJ 1-3 NZL TUILAU mishandles the shot and Lucas DA SILVA goes on the score board
8’12’ S. CHAND knows he’s in trouble when he catches the trailing foot of MALIVUK and brings him down
8’56’ SAKER lifts the ball over the cross bar from close range
9’42’ Altaaf SAHIB directs a great play and attempts to finish but sends the shot up the goal face
10’11’ OSMAN with a great turn but his cross for BURNS is intercepted
10’56’ Unused to the goal, TUILAU wins and travels before making a quick pass remembering the keeper time limit
11’25’ ASHBY’PECKHAM races up the left and shoots from wide but SHALEEN slides in to put out for a corner
12’02’ New Zealand with an excellent passing advance, PRASAD is forced to bash the ball out
12’22’ Long ball over for M. SAHIB but he can’t bring it down on his outstretched toe
13’48’ BILLEH plays through space in the centre for BURNS but the Kiwi can’t make it
13’24’ D.KUMAR blocks the advance by MANICKUM but New Zealand still control the ball
14’16’ GOAL!!! FIJ 1-2 NZL Mira SAHIB steals, passes, receives back and shoots past BILLEH
14’5′ SAKER with the cross but Prahant PRASAD puts into touch
15’52’ MANICKUM directing his teammates well – letting them know whose where and when to pass
16’19’ LISSINGTON tries to chip the defence for SAKER to chase but gives it too much
17’17’ Altaaf SAHIB working hard as Fiji attack but BILLEH has the post covered
17’50’ Free kick is blocked and New Zealand start a counter
17’53’ Ak. KUMAR is stretchered off for treatment as Fiji line up a free kick
17’53’ Jakub SINKORA with a crunching challenge on Ak. KUMAR
18’25’ Altaaf SAHIB sends Ak. KUMAR up the line, he takes too many touches before shooting giving BILLEH time to position himself well
20’00’ New Zealand get the second half started with Fiji applying plenty of pressure
HALF-TIME: Fiji 0-2 New Zealand
0’06’ GOAL!!! FIJ 0-2 NZL Dylan MANICKUM’s low drive takes a slight deflection into the goal
0’24’ TUILAU halts the shot from EAKINS and A.KUMAR is released up the left, riving low across the face of the goal
1’11’ Altaaf SAHIB makes a great penetrating run in front of goal, brings the ball down but can’t hit the ball cleanly
2’20’ Two great steals from either side – OSMAN crosses for SAKER who slides in too late
2’30’ Saved off the line by OSMAN after BILLEH advances to block the initial shot
3’03’ Lucas DA SILVA hits a shot in but it’s past both D.KUMAR and YUILAU
3’32’ GOAL!!! FIJ 0-1 NZL Tai BARHAM scores for New Zealand
4’10 M. SAHIB tries to lift the ball up the right for Ak. KUMAR but it’s touched out by New Zealand
4’53’ Mira SAHIB chests down a shot from BURNS right in front of his keeper
5’51’ New Zealand are on the attack but Tai BARHAM’s shot is blocked by Ak. KUMAR
6’18’ Another shot from Fiji is saved
6’26’ BILLEH needs treatment after that save
6’26’ Suraj CHAND breaks free up the left and the shot is blocked by BILLEH and the follow up mis-hit by Ak. KUMAR
7’17’ BILLEH throws to Ak. KUMAR and EAKINS has to hurry back to win back
7’50’ SAKER’s shot is palmed over the cross bar by TUILAU
7’55’ Poor challenge from behind on OSMAN by Roderick CHAND
8’17’ D. KUMAR has a go from the corner pass and absolutely rattles the goal when he hits the top corner
8’25’ Altaaf SAHIB calls for the ball and BILLEH tips his shot over
8’44’ Luc SAKER plays back to BILLEH whose only option is a long ball
9’12’ EAKINS combines with Dylan MANICKUM but the latter shoots off-target
9’58’ Great play from New Zealand, the first shot is pushed out by TUILAU before LISSINGTON blasts wide
10’24’ BILLEH sends long for Brayden LISSINGTON but there’s a Fijian head between them
10’34’ Fiji call a time out
11’24’ Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM misses the ball, then it’s a poor pass to hand possession back to Fiji
12’08’ A decent advance from Fiji as they play well to feet up the court but they don’t get a shot off
13’07’ Mohammed SHALMEEN gets a toe in on OSMAN’s run and it’s enough to allow TUILAU to clear
14’10’ Maciu TUILAU is playing his first game in goal today and deals with an OSMAN cross well
14’43’ Kareem OSMAN cuts onto his right foot and unleashes but he’s sent it over the cross bar
16’18’ Fiji win possession and it’s a great effort from Suraj CHAND to try and hold onto the ball
16’57’ Daniel BURNS mis-touches allowing M. SAHIB in but Marvin EAKINS steals back
17’50’ A. SAHIB calls for the ball and absolutely smashes in a shot which BILLEH again touches out for a corner
18’19’ Another chance this time it’s Akitesh KUMAR having a go, BILLEH touches out
18’29’ Intercept from A. SAHIB who touches past MALIVUK and shoots but Elias BILLEH captures
19’00 Micky MALIVUK attempts a cross but Altaaf SAHIB gets a foot in
20’00’ New Zealand get things underway against Fiji at Vodafone Arena


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