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Tahiti: 1. Teva DUROT (GK), 2. Matana BEA, 4. Tamanui TURIHONO,8. Utiera PUKOKI, 10. Teivarii KAIHA
Substitutes: 3. Steeve WONG, 5. Manea RATEAU, 6. Alexis TOOFA, 7. Gabriel KAVERA (C), 9. Anderson TINO, 11. Tane TAVE, 12. Smith TINO, 13. Heimana FAARAHIA, 14. Paul PITO (GK)
Coach: Jacob TUTAVAE (TAH)
Vanuatu: 12. Jimmy MALAP (GK), 5. Jacky JOHN, 7. Ben HUNGAI (C), 10. Ricky TUIGALOA, 11. Joseph HANGHANGKON
Substitutes: 1. Serge DANIEL (GK), 2. Terry MALAPA, 3. Don MANSALE, 4. Dudley DOMINIQUE, 6. Morsen LUIE, 8. Pakoa RAKOM, 13. George MAHIT
Suspended: 9. Donald AVOCK
Coach: Louis DOMINIQUE (VAN)
Referee 1: Chris SINCLAIR (NZL)
Referee 2: Kamedra NAIDU (FIJ)
Third Official: Philip MANA (SOL)
Timekeeper: Francis RONI (SOL)
FULL TIME: Tahiti 5-2 Vanuatu
0’39’ Vanuatu are pressing hard for another goal but Tahiti are defending well
1’26’ Vanuatu almost punished again as Tahiti win during the power play but HANGHANGKON gets back to slide the ball away from goal
2’11’ GOAL!!! TAH 5-2 VAN Anderson TINO is under little pressure when he hits the ball into the net
2’42’ GOAL!!! TAH 4-2 VAN Pakoa RAKOM pulls one back for Vanuatu
2’59’ Off the wood work from MANSALE
3’24’ PITO fumbles but is fortunate that Vanuatu haven’t pounced and he can recover the ball
4’08’ MANSALE attempts a volley but has to race back to cover the goal as he’s playing fifth man
4’56’ Vanuatu call for a time out
5’00’ Great chip from MANSALE but MAHIT can’t control it down
6’08’ MANSALE slips giving amanui TURIHONO a chance to race clear but he recovers and gives chase
6’58’ GOAL!!! TAH 4-1 VAN Anderson TINO finishes a great work up from Tahiti into the top of the net
8’27’ GOAL!!! TAH 3-1 VAN S. TINO plays middle for Manea RATEAU to finish between the post and the keeper
8’42’ Vanuatu on the attack win a corner
8’56’ Time out called
9’48’ HANGHANGKON has a soft shot, nothing much behind it makes it an easy save
10’19’ Double challenge on Ben HUNGAI sees Vanuatu with the ball deep in Tahiti’s half
10’56’ S.TINO loses the ball to LUIE and gives his shorts a tug to slow him
12’00’ RAKOM has a blast but it’s back in off the top left corner
12’09’ Utiera PUKOKI takes Don MANSALE out, the latter can’t convert the resulting free kick into a chance
12’22’ Ricky TUIGALOA leading the attack for Vanautu
13’03’ Tahiti lose possession on the counter and have to race back to slow Vanuatu’s attack
13’45’ Heimana FAARAHIA attempts to keep the ball in infront of his bench but can’t quite manage it
14’26’ Tahiti struggle to clear the ball from their half giving Vanuatu a chance to shoot but RAKOM’s effort is kicked clear by PITO
14’35’ Great run from HANGHANGKON but A. TINO slides in to block the cross
14’56’ MANSALE puts the ball through to HANGHANGKON but there’s too much bounce and it’s away by Tahiti
15’42’ Cross whipped in by HANGHANGKON but he doesn’t get the finish
16’06’ Vanuatu in control
17’09’ Swift counter from Vanuatu but it’s sidenet from George MAHIT
18’19’ Jacky JOHN makes a sliding save and it looks like he may have dislocated his shoulder
19’11’ Poor pass from S. TINO puts Tahiti on the backfoot but Paul PITO deals with it well
20’00’ Vanuatu kick off the second half and are keeping to their half so far
HALF-TIME: Tahiti 2-1 Vanuatu
0’08’ Shot from A.TINO is over the target
0’28’ S. TINO having the game of his tournament so far, nipping through small gaps and wreaking havoc on the Vanuatu defence
1’08’ S. TINO cuts inside Ben HUNGAI and shoots just a few inches over the crossbar
2’41’ GOAL!!! TAH 2-1 VAN Smith TINO leaps high to head the rebounded ball behind the keeepr
2’57’ A. TINO whallops a shot off the crossbar that rebounds back in
3’49’ GOAL!!! TAH 1-1 VAN Manea RATEAU somehow puts it in the net from the tightest of angles
4’09’ Low off the left from Pakoa RAKOM but DUROT gets a foot in and the follow up goes well off target
5’22’ Jacky JOHN shoots for the corner of the court
6’08’ S. TINO with a great pull back to TAVE, Vanuatu read well to put out
6’31’ Tahiti call a time out
7’02’ Great play from Tahiti but Tane TAVE can’t finish before Jimmy MALAP saves
8’04’ LUIE has a shot off the pass in but sends over the cross bar
8’27’ Well brought down by Tahiti, perhaps shooting not the best decision for captain Gaby KAVERA
8’52’ YELLOW CARD VAN Morsen LUIE is cautioned
9’17’ Manea RATEAU has a pop but it’s blocked away
10’28’ He tries to do too much this time and his 1v1 approach to goal is thwarted
11’20’ Another Tahiti corner and Sm. TINO is trying his hardest to create an opportunity for his side
11’23’ Smith TINO has a shot but it’s just sent wide off a Vanuatu player for a corner
11’56’ Tahiti counter attack but Alexis TOOFA can’t get his pass through to A.TINO
13’01’ Vanuatu have a go from out wide but send their effort way off target
13’26’ An off the line save from Anderson TINO
17’24’ GOAL! TAH 0-1 VAN Joseph HANGHANGKON smashes low past a diving Teva DUROT
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20’00’ Tahiti gets us underway


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