NZL 3-2 TAH

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New Zealand: 12. Elias BILLEH (GK), 7. Marvin EAKINS (C), 8. Daniel BURNS, 10. Dylan MANICKUM, 13. Miroslav MALIVUK
Substitutes: 1. Ata ELAYYAN (GK), 2. Luc SAKER, 3. Tai BARHAM, 4. Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM, 5. James VAUGHAN, 6. Kareem OSMAN, 9. Jakub SINKORA, 11. Lucas CORDEIRO OSORIO DA SILVA, 14. Brayden LISSINGTON
Coach: Scott GILLIGAN (AUS)
Tahiti: 14. Paul PITO (GK), 2. Matana BEA, 4. Tamanui TURIHONO, 8. Utiera PUKOKI, 10. Teivarii KAIHA
Substitutes: 1. Teva DUROT (GK), 3. Steeve WONG, 5. Manea RATEAU, 6. Alexis TOOFA, 7. Gabriel KAVERA, 9. Anderson TINO, 11. Tane TAVE, 12. Smith TINO, 13. Heimana FAARAHIA
Coach: Jacob TUTAVAE (TAH)
Referee 1: Darius TURNER (AUS)
Referee 2: Ryan SHEPHEARD (AUS)
Third Official: Jainut DEAN (FIJ)
Timekeeper: Aten KUMAR (FIJ)
FULL TIME: New Zealand 3-2 Tahiti
0’37’ Precision is lacking and it could cost Tahiti in these late stages
0’40’ YELLOW CARD NZL Lucas DA SILVA goes in the book for taking out T.SMITH
0’51’ Tai BARHAM tries to chest a cross in
1’18’ Wasted possession from Alexis TOOFA as he sends long to no-one
1’46’ MANICKUM puts Tahiti under pressure
2’43’ GOAL! NZL 3-2 TAH Heimana FAARAHIA combines with T. SMITH to score a cracker of a goal
3’23’ KAVERA’s trailing foot catches MALIVUK and New Zealand line up in prime position
3’30 DUROT opts to have a popl but sends it over
4’14’ DUROT is in the Kiwis’ half and Thaiti are just passing trying to find a path through
5’51’ Solo break from MANICKUM and his shot is put out by DUROT
6’30 YELLOW CARD TAH Gaby KAVERA is cautioned after taking down BARHAM
6’41’ Anderson TINO makes a break up the right and it’s only BARHAM he can’t pass
7’23’ Quick play from Tahiti but they can’t convert
7’45’ New Zealand call a time-out
8’57’ GOAL!!! NZL 3-1 TAH Dylan MANICKUM wins the ball and goes for a long range pop with KAIHA off the line
9’40’ Turnover by DA SILVA and Tahiti have the ball with KAIHA on as flying keeper
10’10’ Another swift counter from Tahiti is blasted just wide
10’52’ GOAL!! NZL 2-1 TAH Lucas DA SILVA gets in the way of a cross and New Zealand concede an own goal
12’02’ Teva DUROT comes forward and Tahiti work the ball well before TAVE shoots
12’42’ Lucas DA SILVA with a foul on S. TINO on half-way
12’48’ Free kick for New Zealand just outside Tahiti’s arc
14’38’ Excellent pass from T. SMITH but WONG lifts his foot and the ball runs under
14’56’ MANICKUM goes on his own but swings the ball around the goal
16’06’ OSMAN looks dangerous as he smashes the ball off PUKOKI for a corner
16’43’ PUKOKI can’t turn past BURNS so opts back to BEA
17’37’ KAIHA wins and releases to T. SMITH who puts in the cross but TAVE can’t convert
18’26’ Tahiti win the ball through Matana BEA but MALIVUK and BURNS combine to get it back
19’14’ Our for New Zealand and BILLEH opts to throw long and it’s caught by Teva DUROT who is in goal
20’00’ Tahiti in possession but it’s turned over to Dylan MANICKUM
HALF TIME: New Zealand 2-0 Tahiti
– Close call for the Tahitians but they manage to parry the ball away
– Tahiti concede a free kick just outside the arc
– Manea RATEU beats two but BARHAM does well to win back
– ASHBY-PECKHAM shields the ball well to prevent a shot
– Great footwork from PUKOKI who ducks around a player and crosses but the finish at the post again lets Tahiti down
– SMITH and Teivarii KAIHA combine well but again are denied by a strong Futsal White defence
– BURNS can’t bring it down clean gifting possession back to Tahiti
– Two great plays from Tahiti and a real show of talent from T. SMITH but Steeve WONG’s tap in goes wide
– T. SMITH smashes in a low shot from distance but sends it wide
– PITO comes off his line to put the ball out as Jakub SINKORA looks goalwards
– MALIVUK wins off Tane TAVE but the Tahitian makes a great tackle to win back the ball
– Excellent counter-attack from Tahiti but T. SMITH can’t convert
– Great save from Elias BILLEH to deny a goal
– Brayden LISSINGTON does well to win off PUKOKI near the line
– Tahiti put the ball in the net but it’s a goal not allowed
– ASHBY-PECKHAM is muscled off by his opposite number Tamanui TURIHONO
GOAL!! NZL 2-0 TAH Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM with a tap-in at the back post
– Daniel BURNS flicks up and over for OSMAN but TOOFA has him covered
– Taivarii KAIHA beats past Tai BARHAM and fires
– MANICKUM is released after a failed set piece from Tahiti but fortunately for PITO he’s off target
GOAL!!! NZL 1-0 TAH Kareem OSMAN weaves past two players and slots under PITO
– T.SMITH with his second shot, again he’s off-target
– Marvin EAKINS takes the free kick but Paul PITO blocks it away for Tino SMITH to counter
– Micky MALIVUK goes down just outside the arc
– Tahiti working the ball well, they find Utiera PUKOKI up front and he’s downed by Dylan MANICKUM
20’00’ New Zealand kicks us off at Vodafone Arena as they take on Tahiti in the final match of the day


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