Samoa 4-3 Vanuatu

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Starting line-ups:
Samoa: 1. Marielene PAPALII (GK), 2. Tanya BRUCE, 3. Avondale SASI, 4. Henifa BRYCE, 5. Lanuola MULIPOLA, 6. Rosemary ALAUNI, 7. Aniulagi MULIPOLA, 9. Faatia O’BRIEN, 10. Tamasailau LEUTA, 13. Lelaua LAUPEPA, 14. Hazel PELETI
Vanuatu: 20. Jane KASU (GK), 2. Rutha NALPINI, 3. Audrey GEORGE, 4. Sergine POIDA, 5. Jeanine ALATOA, 6. Elodie SAMUEL (c), 8. Sylvie GIDEON, 9. Fina ANGELO, 10. Lisa BATICK, 12. Leisale SOLOMON, 17. Joella AVOCK
Match Officials:
Referee: Finau VULIVULI (FIJ)
Assistant Referee 1: Noel BERRY (SOL)
Assistant Referee 2: Didier HMUZON (NCL)
4th Official: Anna-Marie KEIGHLEY (NZL)
The match kicks off.
3′ Vanuatu go on the attack early down the right through Leisale Solomon before Fina Angelo tries a long-range effort but can’t connect cleanly
6′ GOAL!!! Samoa 0 Vanuatu 1: Lisa Batick heads in Leisale Solomon’s pin-point cross to get Vanuatu off the mark
11′ Leisale Solomon is in the action again this time chipping the ball over the top for Fina Angelo to run onto but the Vanuatu striker’s powerful left foot drive goes just wide
14′ Angelo almost finds her striker partner Lisa Batick with a ball over the top but Samoa goalkeeper Marielene Papalii comes off her line to claim it
16′ Lanuola Mulipola almost breaks through for Samoa but some execellent covering defense from her opposite number saves the day for Vanuatu
19′ Vanuatu attack down the right with Leisale Solomon getting a shot off from a tight angle but the ball goes wide
22′ Elodie Samuel gets to the byline but can’t keep her cross away from the Samoa goalkeeper
25′ GOAL!!! Samoa 1 Vanuatu 1: Hazel Peleti drives into the box down the left and looks to have taken her touch too wide but still manages to slip the ball past goalkeeper Jane Kasu
30′ GOAL!!! Samoa 1 Vanuatu 2:Lisa Batick heads home again, this time at the near post thanks to a Fina Angelo cross
35′ Marielene Papalii and Lisa Batick clash outside box with the Samoa goalkeeper staying down after the challenge. She is seen to by medical staff but eventually makes it back to her feet
40′ Joella Avock connects well with Lisa Batick’s cross but Papalii makes a spectacular reflex save to deny Vanuatu their third goal
44′ GOAL!!! Samoa 1 Vanuatu 3: Batick sets up Fina Angelo for a cool finish from 10 yards
45 +1′ Vanuatu should’ve had a fourth on the stroke of half-time as Joella Avock blasts her volley over the crossbar from close range
45 +3′ YELLOW CARD: Vanuatu’s Leisale Solomon is cautioned for a dangerous challenge
The first half comes to an end.
The second half kicks off.
48′ Samoa’s Henifa Bryce has a go from long range but her shot deflects off a Vanuatu defender and the danger is cleared
51′ Lanuola Mulipola makes a strong run down the right but slices her cross out for a Vanuatu goalkick
54′ Joella Avock shoots from just inside the area but it’s an easy save for the Samoa goalkeeper
60′ Samoa striker Hazel Peleti sets off on a weaving run from halfway but eventually her touch is too heavy and goalkeeper Jane Kasu comes out to claim the ball
62′ Lisa Batick is caught offside for Vanuatu
64′ GOAL!!! Samoa 2 Vanuatu 3: Hazel Peneti shows good pace again to break through and finish her one-on-one opportunity
70′ Batick looks hungry for a hat-trick as she storms into the box but hits the side netting
74′ Vanuatu are caught offside again as they go in search of a fourth goal
76′ SUBSTITUTION: Lelaua Laupepa is replaced by Aliialofaifaleupolu Moataa for Samoa
80′ Samoa’s Sa Faapusi gets plenty of power on her long-range shot but the ball goes just wide
81′ GOAL!!! Samoa 3 Vanuatu 3: Hazel Peneti’s skewed shot is turned goalward by a Vanuatu defender for an own goal, setting up a thrilling finish
85′ GOAL!!! Samoa 4 Vanuatu 3: Peneti has stolen the show here completing her hat-trick and giving Samoa their first lead in the match
87′ YELLOW CARD: Samoa’s Avondale Sasi is shown a yellow card for a dangerous challenge
90 +2 SUBSTITUTION: Celina Langa replaces Leisale Solomon for Vanuatu
The match comes to an end.

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