Papua New Guinea 3 – 0 Fiji

See below for play-by-play action.
The starting line-ups were as follows:
Papua New Guinea: 1. Linda BUNUGA, 2. Esther KURABI, 3. Miri LANTA, 4. Cathy SALAIAU, 5. Dee SESEVO, 7. Eddy THOMAS, 8. Linah HONEAKII, 9. Dasi WINAS, 11. Zeena LIMBAI, 13. Sammy PENINSA, 15. Des SINUI
Fiji: 1. Lido WAQAILITI (GK), 2. Asena REBA, 4. Kini VANUA (C), 5. Alisi ULUIBATIKI, 6. Titi DUGUCANAVANUA, 7. Vini SIMMONS, 9. Riwai NAISALUWAKI, 10. Bush VATULILI, 12. Stella NAIVALULEVU, 14. Jipa RASAKU, 17. Bela RATUBALAVU
The match kicks off.
4′ Both sides are seeing plenty of the ball in an even opening
6′ Stella Naivalulevu (FIJ) is caught offside
7′ Daisy Winas (PNG) almost has a chance but it is snuffed out
8′ Cathy Salaiau (PNG) shoots straight at the goalkeeper
8′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1, Fiji 0: Sammy Peninsa taps home at the far post after a cross from Winas
12′ Fiji are enjoying a spell of pressure
15′ SUBSTITUTION: Raijeli Lewasoqevula replaces Vini Simmons for Fiji
15′ Fiji are still pressing forward but are struggling to create any chances
18′ Papua New Guinea have soaked up the pressure and are now launching a few attacks of their own
20′ Waqaliti (FIJ) spills a cross from Zeena Limbai but is able to gather
21′ Naivalulevu (FIJ) gets on the end of a bouncing through ball but fails to control it
24′ Peninsa (PNG) shows good determination to make the most of a through ball but her cross can’t find anyone
25′ Limbai (PNG) breaks down the right but blazes her cross over the bar
27′ Winas (PNG) cuts inside on the right and has a shot but it is gathered at the second attempt by Waqailiti
30′ Waqalaiti (FIJ) comes out of her area to deal with a Papua New Guinea break and launches an attack of her own which Asena Reba (FIJ) just fails to convert
31′ Fiji have a couple of corners and enjoy a spell of pressure on the Papua New Guinea goal
35′ Vini Simmons (PNG) sees her long range shot saved
36′ Winas (PNG) gets into a good position on the left but can’t pick out anyone with her cross
38′ Captain Des Siniu (PNG) hits a cross straight at Waqailiti
40′ Naivalulevu (FIJ) heads over from Titi Dugucanavanua’s cross
44′ The final minutes before half-time have been an even battle
45′ + 1′ Limbai (PNG) has a golden opportunity to extend her side’s lead with a breakaway but spurns it
The referee brings the first half to an end
The second half kicks off
46′ Limbai (PNG) curls a left foot shot from the edge of the box around the post
49′ Limbai (PNG) swings in a free kick but it is headed clear
51′ The opening minutes of the second half have been closely fought
52′ A Cathy Salaiau (PNG) free kick causes chaos in the Fiji box but no one can capitalise on it
55′ Papua New Guinea have a couple of corner but fail to make the most of them
58′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 2, Fiji 0 Eddy Thomas crosses for Limbai to chip the goalkeeper with a composed finish
59′ SUBSTITUTION: Kuru Ligavola replaces Bush Vatulili for Fiji
60′ SUBSTITUTION: Rumona Morris replaces Salaiau for Papua New Guinea
62′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 3, Fiji 0: Morris scores with her first touch of the ball by finishing off a cross at the far post
67′ Fiji are pressing forward to try to get back into the game
69′ Siniu plays a sharp one-two with Winas to create a shooting opportunity but places it straight at the goalkeeper
69′ SUBSTITUTION: Lydia Banabas replaces Eddy Thomas for Papua New Guinea
70′ Limbai (PNG) goes on a jinking run down the right and cuts in to shoot but can’t beat the goalkeeper
76′ SUBSTITUTION: Lewa Moce replaces Asena Reba for Fiji
79′ Lydia Banabas (PNG) hits a sweetly struck left foot shot that Waqailiti can only palm away
80′ The action is held up while Jipa Rasaku (FIJ) receives treatment for an injury
83′ SUBSTITUTION: Sandra Birum replaces Dee Sesevo for Papua New Guinea
85′ Papua New Guinea are almost certain to earn the win now – it will take a remarkable comeback from Fiji to salvage anything
86′ Fiji break forward through Naivalulevu but Ligavola’s shot from the edge of the area does not have enough power to beat goalkeeper Linda Bunaga
90′ Four minutes of injury time will be played
90′ + 2′ The intensity of the game has dropped away now that the result is almost beyond doubt
90′ + 3′ YELLOW CARD Sammy Peninsa (PNG) is cautioned
The final whistle sounds
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