New Zealand 7 – 0 Cook Islands

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See below for the play-by-play action.
The starting line-ups:
New Zealand: 16. Ronisa LIPI (GK), 2. Meikayla MOORE, 3. Laura MERRIN, 4. Catherine BOTT (c), 5. Emily JENSEN, 6. Hannah CARLSEN, 7. Jasmine PEREIRA, 9. Martine PUKETAPU, 10. Briar PALMER, 11. Emma ROLSTON, 12. Daisy CLEVERLEY
Coach: Paul TEMPLE (ENG)
Cook Islands: 1. Moeroa NOOTAI (GK), 2. Teiti TUPUNA, 3. Linade UNUKA, 7. Edna TEIO, 8. Louana TREGO, 10. Tuakana NOOVAO, 11. June PUNUA, 12. Lee MAOATE-COX, 14. Mona TAIO, 15. Maeva CARR, 18. Tepaeru TOKA (c)
Coach: Angela VALAMAKA (NZL)
Match officials:
Referee: Gerald OIAKA (SOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Lata TUIFUTUNA (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: Filio MOEAKI (TGA)
4th Official: George TIME (SOL)
The match kicks off.
3′ Jasmine Pereira has the chance to cross for New Zealand but doesn’t strike the ball properly and it goes straight to goalkeeper Moeroa Nootai
5′ Martine Puketapu sees her shot from the edge of the Cook Islands box blocked
8′ Jessice Innes breaks into the box for New Zealand and shoots but Nootai saves well at close range
11′ Pereira is played in down the right and crosses but her low delivery is cut out by Nootai
13′ Nootai comes to the edge of her area to gather a New Zealand through ball
15′ Cook Islands almost have a chance when Louana Trego receives the ball on the edge of the area but can’t control
18′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 1 – 0 Cook Islands: The Young Football Ferns go ahead when Martine Puketapu gets on the end of a Daisy Cleverley pass from the left and slots it past the advancing Nootai
22′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 2 – 0 Cook Islands: New Zealand go further in front as captain Catherine Bott heads home a Briar Palmer corner
27′ Nootai leaves her box to deal with a bouncing through ball
29′ PENALTY: New Zealand are awarded a spot kick when Hannah Carlsen is brought down by Edna Teio in the box
29′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 3 – 0 Cook Islands: Emma Rolston coolly tucks the penalty past Nootai
33′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 4 – 0 Cook Islands: Carlsen has New Zealand’s fourth of the afternoon when she chips Nootai from the edge of the area
36′ Pereira nearly gets on the scoresheet but prods her effort wide with the goal at her mercy
42′ Palmer strikes the Cook Islands cross bar with a dipping effort
45′ One minute of injury time will be played
The first half comes to an end.
The second half kicks off.
46′ SUBSTITUTIONS: A change for each team with Jade Valamaka replacing Louana Trego for the Cook Islands and Megan Lee replacing Catherine Bott for New Zealand
48′ Laura Merrin with an overlapping run down the left for New Zealand but her cross is easily caught by Moeroa Nootai
49′ New Zealand earn their first corner of the second half
50′ Emma Rolston’s corner is headed away at the near post
53′ Meikayla Moore gets into an advanced position down the right but can’t keep her cross away from the goalkeeper
55′ New Zealand’s Briar Palmer sees her long-range effort saved
57′ Nice build-up play by New Zealand as Megan Lee’s through ball finds Laura Merrin who puts in a dangerous cross from the left but Jasmine Pereira can’t get enough on it to trouble the keeper
61′ Cook Islands earn a corner and work it short but New Zealand eventually clear the ball
63′ Right back Meikayla Moore goes on a weaving run and hits a powerful shot from outside the box but Moeroa Nootai makes a good save
63′ SUBSTITUTION: New Zealand make a change with Lauren Dabner replacing Emma Rolston
65′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 5 – 0 Cook Islands: Briar Palmer picks up a loose ball at the edge of the box and chips the keeper
66′ SUBSTITUTION: Rai Nganu replaces Aketuke Unuka for the Cook Islands
68′ SUBSTITUTION: Briar McNamara replaces Jasmine Pereira for New Zealand
70′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 6 – 0 Cook Islands:Martine Puketapu’s cross from the right makes it through to Briar Palmer who side foots home
75′ GOAL!!! New Zealand 7 – 0 Cook Islands: The ball sits up for Hannah Carlsen on the penalty spot and she smashes in her second of the afternoon
79′ There is a break in play as one of the Cook Islands players receives treatment
82′ New Zealand have a corner but Briar Palmer puts the ball straight out for a goalkick
84′ Another corner for the Junior Football Ferns as Lauren Dabner takes a short one but her eventual cross is cleared
87′ SUBSTITUTION: Tyrina Trego replaces Tuakana Noovao for Cook Islands
87′ A great corner by Lauren Dabner but noone can get on the end of it for New Zealand
90′ There will be three minutes of injury time
The final whistle is blown.

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