Samoa 0 – 2 Vanuatu

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See below for the play-by-play action.
Starting line-ups:
Samoa: 1. Marielene PAPALII (GK) (c), 2. Tanya BRYCE, 5. Lanuola MULIPOLA, 6. Rosemary ALAUNI, 8. Faanunu ROPETI, 9. Faata O’BRIEN, 10. Tamasailau LEUTA, 11.Malelega SEKO, 12. Sa FAAPUSI, 13. Lelaua LAUPEPA, 15. Aliialofaifaleupolu MOATAA
Vanuatu: 20. Jane KASU (GK), 2. Rutha NALPINI, 3. Audrey GEORGE, 4. Sergine POIDA, 5. Jeanine ALATOA, 6. Elodie SAMUEL (c), 8. Sylvie GIDEON, 10. Lisa BATICK, 12. Leisale SOLOMON, 14. Junane ISHMAEL, 17. Joella AVOCK
Coach: Florian SAM (VAN)
Match officials:
Referee: Tupou PATIA (COK)
Assistant referee 1: Noel BERRY (SOL)
Assistant referee 2: Jovita QILAMASALA (SOL)
4th official: Nelson SOGO (SOL)
The match kicks off
3′ Vanuatu have the best opening chance as Junane Ishmael’s cross finds Lisa Batick who heads the ball just over the bar
5′ Sa Faapusi gets in behind the Vanuatu defense down the right but shanks her cross out for a goal kick
8′ Samoa have a corner but Vanuatu manager to clear the ball from danger
9′ Sylvie Gideon gets in an advanced position for Vanuatu and shoots inches over the bar
11′ Vanuatu left midfielder Joella Avock hits a powerful shot from a tight angle but goalkeeper Marielene Papalii makes a good save
14′ Junane Ishmael puts a nice ball across but it’s just too high for a leaping Joella Avock
19′ A great opportunity for Vanuatu to open the scoring after nice build up play by Avock and Ishmael, but Leisale Solomon shoots wide from 10 yards out
20′ GOAL!!! Samoa 0 Vanuatu 1: Captain Elodie Samuel shoots low past the goalkeeper from just inside the box to cap off a good spell of pressure by Vanuatu
24′ GOAL!!! Samoa 0 Vanuatu 2: Lisa Batick’s glancing header sets up Leisale Solomon who smashes the ball home from close range
30′ Aliialofaifaleupolu Moataa almost breaks through but strong covering defense by Vanuatu prevents the Samoan striker getting her shot off
32′ Vanuatu should have their third as Junane Ishmael has ample time inside the box to pick her spot but shoots straight at the goalkeeper
35′ A curling ball over the top from Sylvie Gideon finds Ishmael who has a nice first touch but can’t follow up with a shot on target
38′ Samoa have their best chance of the game as Lanuola Mulipola goes one on one with keeper but Olivia David makes an easy save
43′ Samoa’s Sa Faapusi is caught offside
45′ Vanuatu have a corner but Samoa manage to clear the ball
The first half comes to an end
The second half kicks off
48′ Vanuatu’s Junane Ishmael does well to beat her marker inside the box but can’t keep her shot away from Marielene Papalii
51′ Samoa striker Lanuola Mulipola goes down on the edge of the area but no foul is given by referee Tupou Patia
55′ Joella Avock is free at the back post but is caught offside
57′ SUBSTITUTION: Samoa make their first substitution of the match as Avondale Sasi replaces Faanunu Ropeti
57′ SUBSTITUTION Junane Ishmael is replaced by Fina Angelo for Vanuatu
61′ Elodie Samuel goes on a weaving run into the box but sees her shot saved by the Samoa goalkeeper
62′ Tamasailau Leutu’s cross finds Lauola Mulipola free inside the box but the Samoa striker has a heavy touch and Olivia David claims it
62′ YELLOW CARD: Tamasailau Leutu is booked for a dangerous challenge
63′ SUBSTITUTION: Samoa make their second change with Sa Faapusi making way for Faasega Okceffe
70′ Chance for Vanuatu’s Joella Avock but the goalkeeper makes a fine save
80′ Aliialofaifaleupolu Moataa has an opportunity at the edge of the box but her shot is blocked
83′ SUBSTITUTION Lisa Batick is replaced by Serah Thompson for Vanuatu
83′ SUBSTITUTION Samoa’s Malelega Seko is replaced by Felanuai Iopu
89′ Vanuatu should have made it 3-0 with Fina Angelo going one-on-one with the goalkeeper but her touch is too heavy
The final whistle is blown.

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