New Caledonia 2 – 4 NZ Invitational

See below for all the play-by-play action:
Starting line-ups:
New Caledonia: 1. Ronan EUZEN (GK), 2. Malik PAULET, 5. Yvan POUPOUORO (c), 9. Landry PARAWI, 11. Andre HAMA
Substitutes: 3. Thierry WAIMA, 4. Loic CAUNES, 6. Jess POARAIROUA, 7. David FOORD, 10. Eric SAIHULIWA, 20. Ronald GAYON (GK)
Co-coaches: William BRET (NCL) and Steeve LAIGLE (NCL)
NZ Invitational: 12. David PLOWRIGHT (GK), 2. Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM, 4. Mohamed KAMRI (c), 13. Charl COMPAAN, 21. Matthew EDRIDGE
Substitutes: 1. Mitchell WEBBER (GK), 3. Jan FISCHER, 7. John PENYAS, 10. Dominic O’SULLIVAN, 11. Daniel BALL, 14. Nathaniel WRIGHT
Coach: Simon MEAD (NZL)
Match officials:
Referee: Darius TURNER (AUS)
Second referee: Teihotu TAEREA (TAH)
Third referee: Phillip MANA (SOL)
Timekeeper: Lui MALENARAVE (VAN)
The match kicks off
19′ 42″ New Caledonia push forward and Landry Parawi shoots but the effort is deflected wide
19′ 22″ New Caledonia 1 NZ Invitational 0: Les Cagous take an early lead when captain Yvan Pourouoro taps a free kick to Parawi and he lashes it home
18′ 31″ New Zealand goalkeeper David Plowright saves a shot at point blank range from Malik Paulet
17′ 21″ Loic Caunes hits a shot over the New Zealand cross bar
16′ 35″ New Caledonia goalkeeper Ronan Euzen saves from Mohamed Kamri
16′ 16″ New Caledonia 1 NZ Invitational 1: NZ Invitational draw level when Kamri breaks forward and prods a shot under Euzen
15′ 17″ Nathaniel Wright scuffs a shot across the face of the New Caledonia goal
14′ 30″ The ball breaks to David Foord for a shooting opportunity but he puts his effort wide of the New Zealand goal
13′ 06″ New Caledonia 2 NZ Invitational 1: New Caledonia regain the lead when Eric Saihuliwa pounces on a mistake by Dominic O’Sullivan and finds the net
11′ 42″ Jan Fischer blocks a Paulet shot on the New Zealand line
10′ 12″ New Caledonia goalkeeper Euzen leaves his area to bravely deal with a dangerous situation
10′ 00″ Euzen is in the action again to save a shot from Daniel Ball
09′ 32″ Caunes cuts onto his right and shoots for New Caledonia but can’t find the target
09′ 02″ GOAL! New Caledonia 2 NZ Invitational 2 Captain Mohamed Kamri leads the way again for NZ Invitational with his second goal to level the scores
08′ 01″ Fischer again keeps out a Paulet shot right on the New Zealand line
06′ 35″ A time out is called by New Caledonia
05′ 58″ Wright tries his luck from wide on the right for New Zealand but the shot is deflected out
02′ 56″ Kamri shows good strength and skill to create room for a shot but Euzen saves
01′ 46″ Andre Hama shoots wide of the New Zealand goal
00′ 53″ A time out is called by NZ Invitational
The first half comes to an end
The second half kicks off
19′ 30″ Saihuliwa plays a New Caledonia free kick to captain Pourouoro but the latter’s effort is blocked
17′ 29″ Wright turns and shoots for New Zealand but Euzen gathers comfortably
15′ 50″ Kamri smashes a low free kick at the New Caledonia goal but Euzen saves
15′ 18″ GOAL! New Caledonia 2 NZ Invitational 3 NZ Invitational take the lead for the first time in the tournament when a Stephen Ashby-Peckham cross goes into the net off the unfortunate Pourouoro
13′ 40″ Matthew Edridge shoots for New Zealand but Euzen keeps it out
12′ 23″ YELLOW CARD: Daniel Ball is cautioned for NZ Invitational
12′ 20″ New Caledonia have a great chance to draw level but Foord prods his effort wide from close range
11′ 34″ New Caledonia nearly equalise again when Caunes breaks forward down the right and shoots but his effort hits the far post and rolls into the arms of goalkeeper Plowright
09′ 24″ Jess Poarairoua tries his luck from a long way out for New Caledonia but the ambitious strike doesn’t go close to the target
07′ 43″ YELLOW CARD: Caunes is cautioned for New Caledonia
07′ 20″ Kamri fires a shot over the New Caledonia bar
06′ 58″ Euzen tips a Wright shot over the bar for New Caledonia
06′ 53″ A time out is called by New Caledonia
05′ 54″ Wright swivels and shoots for New Zealand but the effort is blocked
05′ 22″ YELLOW CARD: Wright is cautioned for New Zealand
05′ 20″ Poarairoua shoots for New Caledonia but can’t get his strike through a crowd of players
02′ 50″ David Plowright pulls off two saves in quick succession from Parawi
01′ 49″ A time out is called by NZ Invitational
01′ 29″ New Caledonia have a great chance to draw level in the final stages with a direct free kick but captain Pourouoro hits the post
00′ 55″ New Zealand substitute goalkeeper Mitchell Webber saves at the feet of Paulet
00′ 24″ Pourouoro shoots wide for New Caledonia
00′ 08″ New Caledonia 2 NZ Invitational 4: Goalkeeper Webber secures the win for New Zealand when he lobs his stranded opposite Euzen, who had pushed forward to join the attack
The final whistle is blown


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