Guam 0 – 9 New Caledonia

The starting line-ups were as follows:
Guam: 1. Brett MALUWELMENG (GK), 3. Matthew CRUZ, 4. Scott LEON GUERRERO, 5. Edward CALVO, 6. Shawn SPINDEL, 7. Ian MARIANO, 9. Elias MERFALEN, 12. Dyan NAPUTI, 13. David MANIBUSAN, 14. Andre GADIA, 17. Mark CHARGUALAF
New Caledonia: 1. Jean Yann DOUNEZEK (GK), 2. Joel WAKANUMUNE, 5. Cesar LOLOHEA, 7. Patrick QAEZE, 8. Marius BAKO, 9. Iamel KABEU, 10. Pierre WAJOKA (c), 11. Betrand KAI, 13. Andre SINEDO, 14. Judikael IXOEE, 22. Olivier DOKUNENGO
Referee: Kader ZITOUNI (TAH)
Assistant referee 1: Michael JOSEPH (VAN)
Assistant referee 2: Paul AHUPU (TAH)
4th official: Chris KERR (NZL)
The match kicks off
1′ A large crowd has gathered here to watch the home side today and they will be hoping for a performance similar to New Caledonia’s opening 5-0 win over Vanuatu
4′ Cesar Lolohea has New Caledonia’s first chance when a neat interchange allows him to shot from near the byline but he blasts his effort over
8′ Guam were humbled 7-0 by Solomon Islands in their first match but have begun this game well and appear to be in a determined frame of mind
11′ Most of the play is taking place amongst Guam’s back four as they look to keep possession and New Caledonia seem content to let them have it
12′ New Caledonia nearly go in front though when Lolohea hits the bar
12′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 1 – Guam 0: The home side does go ahead this time when Iamel Kabeu breaks down the right and squares for Bertrand Kai, who makes no mistake with his finish
17′ Kai crosses for Lolohea but giant Guam goalkeeper Brett Maluwelmeng fists the ball away
18′ Patrick Qaeze does well down the left for New Caledonia to hold off several challenges and shoot but Maluwelmeng saves well
20′ Kabeu gets in behind the Guam defence but is called back for offside
21′ Marius Bako unleashes a thunder bolt from 25 yards that smashes against the Guam bar
22′ Guam player Andre Gadia is injured and play is held up while he receives treatment
23′ SUBSTITUTION: Gadia does not recover and is replaced by Christian Schweizer for Guam
25′ Qaeze shows good skill and determination to make room for a shot but drags his effort wide of the Guam goal
26′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 2 – Guam 0: Bertrand Kai has his and New Caledonia’s second of the afternoon when he lobs a bouncing pass over the advancing Maluwelmeng
32′ New Caledonia are enjoying the lion’s share of possession but Guam are well organised in defence and are making it hard for them to create clear-cut chances
39′ Maluwelmeng comes off his line to sweep up a New Caledonia through ball but doesn’t complete the job and defender Edward Calvo has to clear
40′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 3 – Guam 0: Kai earns a first-half hat-trick when he nets an Iamel Kabeu cross
43′ Kai almost has his fourth win he pounces on a fumble from Maluwelmeng but stabs his effort wide
44′ Guam has spent almost the entirety of this half defending and are yet to create anything of note at the other end
44′ Kai has another chance to increase his tally but fires wide
45′ Two minutes of injury time will be played
The first half comes to an end
The second half kicks off
47′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 4 – Guam 0: Betrand Kai scores yet again when he creates room in the box and wrong-foots goalkeeper Maluwelmeng
53′ SUBSTITUTION: Captain Pierre Wajoka is replaced by Joris Gorendiawe for New Caledonia
55′ Marius Bako tries his luck with a long-range shot for New Caledonia but the effort is blocked
59′ Kai attempts to get his name on the scoresheet yet again but is adjudged to be offside
60′ Cesar Lolohea shows great skill to turn his Guam marker on the right and cross but substitute Joris Gorediawe spoons his effort over the bar
64′ SUBSTITUTION: Marius Bako is replaced by Arsene Boawe for New Caledonia
67′ Ian Mariano enjoys Guam’s best moment of the match when he strikes a shot from the edge of the area well but goalkeeper Jean Yann Dounezek, largely unemployed until now, pulls off a good save
70′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 5 – Guam 0: A different name gets on the New Caledonia scorecard this time when substitute Arsene Boawe strikes
73′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 6 – Guam 0: Iamel Kabeu slides the ball under Maluwelmeng for Les Cagous’ sixth
75′ SUBSTITUTIONS: Both teams make changes, David Manibusan being replaced by Dominic Gadia for Guam and Iamel Kabeu being replaced by Michel Hmae for New Caledonia
83′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 7 – Guam 0: Joel Wakanumune turns the ball into the far corner to make it seven
85′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 8 – Guam 0: The lead is extended even further when Arsene Boawe crosses for fellow substitute Michel Hmae to finish off
90′ Guam have a rare chance when Elias Merfalen turns on a pullback and shoots but can’t keep his shot down
90′ Two minutes of injury time will be played
90′ + 1′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 9 – Guam 0: Kai scores yet again with one of the last kicks of the match
The final whistle is blown

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