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Papua New Guinea 8 – 0 American Samoa

See below for all the play-by-play action.
The starting line-ups were as follows:
Papua New Guinea: 1. Fidelma WATPORE (GK), 3. Lina HONEAKII, 4. Agai MAX, 7. Kathrina SALAIAU, 8. Janie NORI, 12. Jaqlyne CHALAU, 13. Deslyne SINIU, 15. Barbra MUTA, 16. Sandra BIRUM, 19. Ramona MORRIS, 20. Miriam LANTA (c)
American Samoa: 1. Sancia SOPOAGA (GK), 2. Meleane IOAPO, 3. Fuataina SIATUU, 4. Filiga IOAPO, 5. Fiso LETOI, 6. Lynn TUALAULELEI, 7. Tuiemanu RIPLEY, 14. Lela WAETIN (c), 15. Nikki TOLMIE, 16. Ava MANAO, 20. Alma MANAO
The match kicks off
1′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1 – American Samoa 0: The scoring is opened straight away when American Samoa goalkeeper Sancia Sopoaga spills a through ball and Sandra Birum pounces to chip the it in off the crossbar
3′ American Samoa try to hit back immediately through a break down the left from captain Lela Waetin but goalkeeper Fidelma Watpore comes out to smother the ball
5′ Ramona Morris hits an ambitious volley for Papua New Guinea from wide on the left but the ball bounces harmlessly wide
7′ Papua New Guinea have another chance when Deslyne Siniu gets her head to a bouncing through ball but Sopoaga comes out well to block at close range
10′ American Samoa are starting to find their feet a bit more now after that disastrous start and are enjoying a spell of pressure
12′ Siniu threatens again when she breaks down the left but Sopoaga does well to save her near-post effort
13′ Sopoaga has to race from her line to clear a through ball
14′ The goalkeeper is having a busy game and again does well to cut out a Sandra Birum centre
16′ Ava Manao makes a nuisance of herself on the edge of the Papua New Guinea box and forces a throw in
17′ Papua New Guinea have a great chance when Birum chips the ball across for Siniu but the latter can’t connect cleanly with her volley
21′ American Samoa have a half chance when Lynn Tualaulelei tries her luck from long range but her effort sails wide of the target
23′ Tuiemanu Ripley runs onto a through ball down the left for American Samoa but the Papua New Guinea defence deal with the danger
24′ Siniu goes one-on-one with Sopoaga at the other end but fires straight at the goalkeeper
26′ Sopoaga has to come a long way out of her goal to sweep up and long ball
29′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 2 – 0 American Samoa: Sandra Birum has her second of the afternoon when she finishes off a cross
29′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 3 – 0 American Samoa: Ramona Morris extends the lead with a lovely lob over Sopoaga
31′ SUBSTITUTION: Goalscorer Birum is replaced by Docas Sesevo for Papua New Guinea
36′ Tuiemanu Ripley breaks down the left for American Samoa but miscues her attempted cross and it dribbles out for a goalkick
37′ Sopoaga again has to deal with a dangerous situation on the edge of the American Samoa box
39′ Yet again Sopoaga advances form her line to claim a loose ball in the box
42′ American Samoa player Ava Manao suffers an injury and has to live the field to receive treatment
43′ Substitutute Docas Sesevo runs onto a bouncing through ball for Papua New Guinea but scuffs her shot straight at Sopoaga
43′ Manao comes back onto the field and appears to be have recovered
44′ A combination of Sopoaga and defender Fiso Letoi denies Seseva on the edge of the box
45′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 4 – American Samoa 0: American Samoa fall further behind in unfortunate fashion when Letoi puts the ball into her own net from a Janie Nori cross
The second half kicks off
46′ SUBSTITUTION: Lynn Tualaulelei is replaced by Trixie Mavaega for American Samoa at halftime
46′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 5 – American Samoa 0: Captain Miriam Lanta squeezes the ball past goalkeeper Sopoaga via a deflection
49′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 6 – American Samoa 0: Deslyne Siniu pushes the score out further when she races clear and beats Sopoaga
55′ Sopoaga makes a good save from a flicked Barbra Muta effort
56′ SUBSTITUTION: Captain Miriam Lanta is replaced by Pauline Turakaur for Papua New Guinea
59′ SUBSTITUTION: Barbra Muta is replaced by Ara Midi for Papua New Guinea
60′ Papua New Guinea have a free kick in a dangerous position but Jaqlyne Chalau curls her effort well over the bar
65′ Siniu has a good chance to score when she breaks forward and goes one-on-one with Sopoaga but rolls her shot wide
69′ Docas Sesevo finds space on the edge of the American Samoa box and turns but her shot goes straight to Sopoaga
70′ Ava Manao has American Samoa’s best chance of the game when she disposses Agai Max and charges at goal but goalkeeper Fidelma Watpore keeps out her shot
72′ YELLOW CARD: Filiga Ioapo is cautioned for American Samoa
73′ Linah Honeakii chips the resulting free kick just over the bar
74′ SUBSTITUTION: The cautioned Ioapo is replaced by Moaga Siaulaiga for American Samoa
77′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 7 – American Samoa 0: The American Samoa defence is left exposed once again and Janie Nori has plenty of space to take full advantage
82′ American Samoa have been outclassed in this game but they have never let their heads drop and are continuing to try to find a goal
86′ SUBSTITUTION: Sancia Sopoaga is replaced in goal by Fiapa’ipa’i Siatu’u for American Samoa
90′ Three minutes of injury time will be played
90′ +2′ Substitute goalkeeper Siatu’u makes a good save from Jaqlyne Chalau
90′ + 4′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 8 – American Samoa 0: Substitute Ara Midi rounds off the scoring for Papua New Guinea
The final whistle is blown

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