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Tahiti 1 – 1 Papua New Guinea

See below for all the play-by-play action.
The starting line-ups were as follows:
Tahiti: 1. Xavier SAMIN (GK) (c), 2. Stephane FAATIARAU, 4. Tauraa MARMOUYET, 5. Teheivarii LUDIVION, 6. Donavan BOUREBARE, 8. Jonathan TEHAU, 9. Taufa NEUFFER, 12. Hiroana POROIAE, 14. Stanley ATANI, 15. Efrain ARANEDA, 17. Sebastian LABAYEN
Papua New Guinea: 1. Lesly KALAI (GK), 3. Valentine NELSON, 4. Cyril MUTA, 7. Gari MOKA, 10. Reginald DAVANI, 12. David MUTA (c), 13. Andrew LEPANI, 14. Niel HANS, 16. Jeremy YASASA, 17. Mauri WASI, 18. Eric KOMENG
Referee: Andrew ACHARI (FIJ)
Assistant referee 1: Glen LOCHRIE (NZL)
Assistant referee 2: Noel BERRY (SOL)
4th official: Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)
The match kicks off
2′ Efrain Araneda breaks down the left and crosses for Tahiti but it goes straight to goalkeeper Lesly Kalai
3′ Papua New Guinea fullback Andrew Lepani sends a long through into the box but Tahiti scramble it clear
5′ Araneda loses his marker with a brilliant dummy and fires the ball across the face of goal but no Tahiti team mate can get a touch
6′ Tahiti striker Taufa Neuffer runs onto a flick on in the box but shoots straight at Kalai
9′ Gari Moka nearly gets in behind the Tahiti defence but is flagged for offside
10′ Niel Hans unleashes a thunderbolt from the left hand corner of the box which Tahiti goalkeeper Xavier Samin beats away
11′ SUBSTITUTION: Reg Davani suffers an early injury and is replaced by Nathaniel Lepani for Papua New Guinea
12′ Captain Samin races from his line to clear a Papua New Guinea through ball
15′ YELLOW CARD: Tauraa Marmouyet is cautioned for Tahiti
15′ GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1 – Tahiti 0: Papua New Guinea take the lead from the free kick when Niel Hans bends it to the far post, Tahiti fail to clear and Cyril Muta is on hand to stab the ball home
18′ Hans swings over another free kick from an almost identical position but this time Samin gathers
20′ Donavan Bourebare shows good strength to hold off a couple of challenges and shoot for Tahiti but the effort is within easy reach of Kalai
23′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 1 – 1 Papua New Guinea: Tahiti draw level when Stanley Atani heads home
26′ These teams appear evenly-matched and it looks like we will be in for a close contest
29′ YELLOW CARD: Eric Komeng is cautioned for Papua New Guinea
29′ Hiroana Poroiae floats the resulting free kick into the hands of Kalai
31′ Sebastian Labayen cuts onto his left and shoots for Tahiti but Kalai makes a routine save
35′ Bourebare picks up a loose ball and shoots from the edge of the Papua New Guinea box but the effort is blocked
38′ Nathaniel Lepani and Komeng link up down the right for Papua New Guinea but the move breaks down
42′ It would be harsh on either side if they were to concede now as one goal each is a fair reflection of the half
44′ Tahiti almost do take the lead though when Taufa Neuffer knocks in a low cross but Stanley Atani can’t apply the finishing touch under pressure from goalkeeper Kalai
45′ One minute of injury time will be played
45′ + 1′ It’s Papua New Guinea that go close to going in front this time when Niel Hans jinks along the edge of the box and hits a left foot shot just wide of the far post
The first half comes to an end
The second half kicks off
48′ Tahiti have the first chance of the half when a Neuffer shot from inside the box is deflected wide
51′ A large crowd has gathered to watch this match and they are being treated to plenty of entertainment from two good footballing sides
52′ Kalai is called into action to tip a Hiroana Poroiae free kick around the Papua New Guinea post
53′ Papua New Guinea captain David Muta shoots from the edge of the box but his attempt is blocked
54′ Jonathan Tehau is at the centre of a Tahiti counter attack but the move is halted by good defending from Papua New Guinea
56′ YELLOW CARD: Hiroana Poroiae is cautioned for Tahiti
57′ Andrew Lepani is injured in Poroiae’s tackle and has to leave the field but is soon back on and appears fine
60′ YELLOW CARD: Jeremy Yasasa is cautioned for Papua New Guinea
61′ Stanley Atani is injured in the Yasasa tackle and leaves the field but is back on moments later
63′ Papua New Guinea’s Cyril Muta falls heavily after a header and play is held up while he recovers
66′ RED CARD: Cyril Muta is sent off for Papua New Guinea
68′ Poroiae has a chance for Tahiti from close range but side foots his volley wide
69′ SUBSTITUTION: Taufa Neuffer is replaced by Steevy Chong Hue for Tahiti
71′ SUBSTITUTION: Nathaniel Lepani, who came on as a substitute in the first half, is replaced by Kelly Jampu as coach Frank Farina looks to reshape his Papua New Guinea side after the sending off
74′ Tahiti appeal for a penalty when Stanley Atani goes down under a Jeremy Yasasa challenge but referee Andrew Achari waves play on
76′ Niel Hans hits a spectacular free kick from fully 40 yards out which goalkeeper Samin has to tip over the bar acrobatically
78′ SUBSTITUTION: Sebastian Labayen is replaced by Billy Mataitai for Tahiti
79′ Hans repeats his free kick of a few moments earlier from just as far out but this time it lands on the roof of the net, although a large section of the crowd think its gone in
80′ YELLOW CARD: Substitute Vetea Tepa is cautioned after showing unsporting conduct from the Tahiti bench
80′ SUBSTITUTION: Hans is replaced by Michael Foster for Papua New Guinea
82′ Gari Moka drags a shot wide of the Tahiti goal from the edge of the box
86′ Stephane Faatiarau is injured for Tahiti and has to leave the field to receive treatment
87′ SUBSTITUTION: Efrain Araneda is replaced by Temarii Tinorua for Tahiti
88′ Faatiarau is now back on the field but play is again held up when Papua New Guinea’s Yasasa goes down
89′ Yasasa is now back on his feet and play restarts
90′ Papua New Guinea goalkeeper Kalai does well to come out and deal with a dangerous situation
90′ Two minutes of injury time will be played
90′ + 2′ David Muta has a free kick in a promising position but Samin gathers his delivery
The final whistle is blown

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