Solomon Warriors 2 – 2 Ba

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Starting line-ups:
Solomon Warriors: 1. Eddie NEWMAN [GK], 2. Hadisi AENGARI, 4. Tome FAISI, 10. Judd MOLEA (C), 11. Kidston BILLY, 14. Jeffery BULE, 17. Micah LEA’ALAFA, 18. Sam AYERS, 19. Gibson DAUDAU, 21. Brian KALTACK, 22. Milton FURAI.
Substitutes: 24. Silas SEDA [GK], 5. Dennis IFUNAOA, 7. Brian FENI, 12. Jerry DONGA, 13. Moffat KILIFA, 15. Willy DAUDAU, 16. Emmanuel POILA.
Coach: Brendan CRICHTON [NZL]
Ba: 1. Ratu JONE [GK], 2. Avinesh SUWAMY, 6. Jone VESIKULA, 7. Tuimasi MANUCA, 12. Tekiate REMUERU, 15. Osea VAKATALESAU, 16. Malakai TIWA, 18. Laisenia RAURA, 20. Sanni ISSA, 23. Marika MADIGI, 13. Scott GANNON.
Substitutes:3. Meli CODRO, 4. Jacob MORRISON, 5. Ronil KUMAR, 9. Abbu ZAHID, 10. Mavileko NAKAMA.
Coach: Yogendra DUTT [FIJ]
Match officials:
Referee: Hillary ANI [PNG]
Assistant referee 1: Jackson NAMO [SOL]
Assistant referee 2: Noel BERRY [SOL]
4th official: Nelson SOGO [SOL]
The match kicks off
2′ Sam Ayers breaks free on the far side and crosses for Kidston Billy but the forward handles the ball and the referee signals a foul
3′ Avinesh Suwamy tries his luck from distance for Ba but it goes wide
4′ YELLOW CARD Brian Kaltack is cautioned for the Solomon Warriors
5′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 0-1 Ba Sanni Issa connects with the free kick and his header gives the lead to the visiting side
7′ Ayers shoots from distance and forces Ratu Jone to make a good save
11′ Micah Lea’alafa breaks past his marker on the far side and drives into the Ba penalty box but makes the decision to shoot and Jone blocks his attempt out. Solomon Warriors win a corner kick though
12′ Brian Kaltack meets the cross but his header is wide
13′ Sam Ayers misses an opportunity right in front of goal after a cross from Micah Lea’alafa finds him unmarked inside the Ba six-yard box
15′ Sanni Issa crosses for Tuimasi Manuca of Ba and the midfielder shoots but he is off target
19′ Sam Ayers is flagged offside on the far side as he tries to make a run for a through pass that would have put him in a one on one with the Ba goalkeeper Ratu Jone
20′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 0-2 Ba Sanni Issa doubles the score in favour of Ba after confusion in the Solomon Warriors penalty box allows him to pick up the loose ball and send it past Eddie Newman for his second of the afternoon
22′ Solomon Warriors win a corner kick but the cross from Judd Molea is cleared
25′ Once again Solomon Warriors do not make full use of a corner kick as the header from Brian Kaltack goes wide
32’ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 1 -2 Ba Solomon Warriors get one back through Kidston Billy who was set up by some lovely footwork from Jeffery Bule which freed the forward behind the Ba defence line
35’ Solomon Warriors’ Lea’alafa wins a corner kick and Molea lines up cross but the Ba backline manage to make a clearance
38’ Ba get a chance through a corner kick and Scott Gannon goes to take the kick but play is held as Manuca is given some medical attention
39’ The kick is finally take but Newman plucks the ball to safety
42’ Solomon Warriors players appeal for a penalty kick after Billy was brought down in the penalty box but the referee ruled in favour of the Ba defender who actually cleared the ball in the incident
43’ An acrobatic effort from Malakai Tiva is off the mark
45’ Additional time of 3 minutes is indicated
45+2’ Sam Ayers is free past his marker and he turns for the Ba goal but his shot misses by a couple of feet
The first half comes to an end
46’ Jone is forced to a running save as Billy sends a through pass for the running Gibson Daudau
50’ Solomon Warriors are the dominant force in the opening five minutes of the second half as Ba find themselves pinned in their own half
51’ Ayers, who is quickly gaining a reputation as Solomon Warriors’ danger man, crosses for Billy in the box but puts too much pressure on the effort and it sails across the face of goal without anyone getting on the end of it
52’ SUBSTITUTION Tuimasi Manuca is replaced by Ronil Kumar for Ba
55’ Ba’s players are starting to feel the effect of the afternoon sun as several call for medical attention
57’ Judd Molea crosses in a corner kick but Jone punches away and the follow up effort from Lea’alafa is too high
58’ SUBSTITUTION Sam Ayers is replaced by Jerry Donga for Solomon Warriors
59’ Avinesh Suwamy’s corner kick is headed in by Tiva but Newman saves
61’ Avinesh Suwamy tries his luck from 40 yards out but it is off the mark
62’ Scott Gannon’s corner kick is met by Tiva but his header is just a bit too high
67′ Gibson Daudau is almost free for goal behind a through pass but Jone quickly comes out to clear before the attacker could get to it
68′ SUBSTITUTION Kidston Billy is replaced by Dennis Ifunaoa for Solomon Warriors
70′ SUBSTITUTION Osea Vakatalasau is replaced by Mavileko Nakama for Ba
73’ SUBSTITION Willy Daudau replaces Molea for Solomon Warriors
74’ SUBSTITUTION Tekiate Remueru is replaced by Jacob Morrison for Ba
75’ The assistant referee cancels a goal for Ba and rules it a corner kick after the ball had already left the field before it was kicked into goal
78’ YELLOW CARD Scott Gannon is cautioned for Solomon Warriors
83’ YELLOW CARD Avinesh Suwamy is cautioned for Ba
85’ Eddie Newman saves spectacularly from a Raura effort
90′ Four minutes of additional time will be played
90+1′ GOAL!!! Solomon Warriors 2-2 Ba A mistake by the Ba defence allows Micah Lea’alafa to score from 45 yards out bringing the scoreline to two-all
90+3′ The final whistle is blown

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