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Fiji: 1. Lido WAQAILITI (GK), 3. Raijeli LEWASOQEVULA, 4. Kini VANUA (C), 7. Vini SIMMONS, 8. Shirlyn SINGH, 9. Riwai NAISALUWAKI, 10. Bush VATULILI, 11. Yasreen BEGUM, 13. Kurukaba LIGAVOLA, 14. Jipa RASAKU, 17. Bela RATUBALAVU
Solomon Islands: 1. Betty SADE (GK), 2. Rose GWALI (C), 4. Brenda MASAE, 5. Audrey GALO, 7. Raymalyn ZOZE, 9. Betty MAENU’U, 11. Veronica TOLIVAKA, 12. Ella MISIBINI, 13. Alice OLOMANE, 16. Oleem PEGI, 17. Prudence FULA
The match kicks off.
3′ Fiji have started well, keeping the Solomon Islands pinned inside their own half
5′ Audrey Galo takes a free-kick for Solomon Islands on the half-way line but overhits it for a goal-kick
6′ Prudence Fula (Solomon Islands) gets into the box with a nice run down the left but her cross is collected by goalkeeper Lice Waqailiti
9′ A free-kick is awarded to Fiji in a dangerous position
10′ Bela Ratubalavu takes the free-kick from 20 yards out but hits it just over the bar
12′ Ella Misibini (Solomon Islands) connects with a cross at the back post but can’t get any power behind the header. Waqailiti collects.
14′ Unaisi Vatulili sets off down the left beating one to get into box but the ball goes out for the first corner of the game
15′ Vatulili is in the action again getting her head onto the corner but Solomon Islands clear it off the line. Bela Ratubalavu latches onto the rebound but can’t keep her shot down
18′ Ratubalavu (Fiji) sees her long range shot easily saved
20′ SUBSTITUTION Alice Olomane (Solomon Islands) hobbles off and is replaced by Mesalyn Saepio
23′ Unaisi Vatulili (Fiji) shows strength to hold off her defender and get into the box but wastes the opportunity, shooting the ball wide
29′ Solomon Islands have a great chance to open the scoring with Veronika Tolivaka putting in a nice ball from the left for Prudence Fula to run onto but she heads wide of the goal
31′ Mesalyn Saepio beats her marker down the left but hits her cross out for a Fiji goalkick
32′ Second corner of the game for Fiji. Shirlyn Singh takes it and the ball scews out for another corner
33′ On this occasion the Solomon Islands defence clears the ball away from danger
36′ SUBSTITUTION Fiji make their first substitution with Asena Reba Ratu replacing Raijeli Lewasoqevula
41′ Solomon Islands have their first corner of the match but waste the opportunity hitting it straight out for a goalkick
44′ Ileem Pegi (Solomon Islands) has the best chance of the half collecting Veronika Tolivaka’s cross and having only the keeper to beat but Lice Waquailiti makes an excellent block
The first half comes to an end.
The second half kicks off.
48′ Prudence Fula sees her shot saved
50′ Solomon Islands have made the better start but they’ll have to deal with playing into a moderate wind which has picked up since the match kicked off
55′ There is a break in play as Fiji’s Yasreem Begum is treated for an injury
55′ SUBSTITUTION Begum has not recovered and is replaced by Stella Naivalulevu
61′ Solomon Islands claim the first corner of the half. The ball bounces around inside the box but is eventually cleared
65′ Betty Maenu’u (Solomon Islands) sees her shot go wide
72′ Fiji’s Stella Naivalulevu is almost in on goal but the deep cross just gets away from her
76′ SUBSTITUTION Solomon Islands make a change with the experienced Prudence Fula replaced by Mary Maefiti
77′ Solomon Islands goalkeeper Betty Sade makes a fingertip save after Kurukaba Ligavola tries a chip
78′ At the other end, Lajipa Rasaku almost scores an own goal as she runs back to tackle Solomon Islands striker Ileem Pegi
79′ SUBSTITUTIONFiji’s Jijilia Dugucanavanua replaces Viniana Simmons
83′ Fiji’s Kurukaba Ligavola goes agonisingly close hitting the left upright
90′ Both sides are pushing for a goal as the game opens up in the final stages
The referee blows the final whistle.
Fiji vs. Solomon Islands – Match Summary Download PDF
Fiji 0 – 0 Solomon Islands
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