Solomon Islands have beaten Cook Islands 3-0 on Match Day 2 of the OFC U-20 Championship in Luganville, Vanuatu.

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Cook Islands: 1. Keegan INIA (GK) (C), 2. Jarves APERAU, 4. Sunai JOSEPH, 5. Michael WOOD, 6. Kimiora SAMUELA, 7. Samuel MAOATE-COX, 11. Thane BEAL, 13. Orin RUAINE-PRATTLEY, 14. Conroy TIPUTOA, 15. Owenne MATAPO, 18. Dwayne TIPUTOA
Substitutes: 3. George ELLIS, 8. Cahjun WILLIS, 12. Melbourne MATAKINO, 17. Kristian YOUNG, 20. Manaariki PIERRE (GK)

Coach: Matt CALCOTT (NZL)

Solomon Islands: 1. Desmond TUTU (GK), 2. Sedrick DOLIASI, 3. Joe GISE, 4. Richard RARAMO (c), 5. Kisina SILAS, 6. Steven TOLEYI, 7. David FILIA, 9. Jabeth SOLOMON, 10. Albert WITNEY, 11. Adrian RICKSON, 16. Augustine WAITA
Substitutes: 8. Molis GAGAME, 12. Harold NAUANIA (GK), 13. Ian KALU, 14. Darold KAKASI, 15. Sandrack TUI, 17. Israel TATAI, 18. Alvin RAY, 19. Larry ZAMA, 20. John DAUTA

Coach: Pedro MATEO (ESP)

Match Officials
Referee: Robinson BANGA (VAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Hilmon SESE (VAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Phul SINGH (FIJ)
Fourth Official: Arnold TARI (VAN)

FULL-TIME: Cook Islands 0-3 Solomon Islands

90’+1′ Free kick given for Cook Islands after ZAMA makes a dangerous run into the area

90′ Two minutes additional time

89′ No luck this time as SAMUELA doesn’t get his body over the ball on delivery

89′ Another heavy challenge from Solomon Islands and SAMUELA is lining up in prime position

88′ Big tackle from GAGAME to halt the run of JOSEPH

86′ RARAMO deals with the pressure from SAMUELA well, playing wide for DOLIASI


83′ GOAL!!! Cook Islands 0-3 Solomon Islands WITNEY makes it three for Solomon Islands with a neat tap in

82′ WITNEY receives in the middle and smashes over the goal

81′ Long ball for D. TIPUTOA to chase but they’ve put far too much behind it and it’s carried long for a free kick

78′ Captain RARAMO sends a shot volley from an acute angle that breezes up the face of the goal

78′ Jarves APERAU makes a sliding save to deny the shot from Solomons

76′ SUB SOL Opening scorer Augustine WAITA is replaced by Alvin RAY

73′ Albert WITNEY travels up the right flank and crosses but JOSEPH has read well and clears

72′ SUB SOL Adrian RICKSON is replaced by Molis GAGAME

70′ BEAL clashes with ZAMA but play continues

68′ WITNEY really turning it up as he twists and weaves through the defence and into the box

67′ WITNEY makes a penetrating run through the centre before laying off to ZAMA who boots over the target

66′ Cook Islands really pushing for a goal they’re putting plenty of pressure on the Solomons

64′ Another chance as SAMUELA flashes a shot across the goal only for TUTU to just manage to palm it outside the post

64′ Thane BEAL with a powerful effort from distance that floats over the cross bar

62′ YELLOW CARD Orin RUAINE-PRATTLEY is cautioned for his challenge on WAITA

61′ Kimiora SAMUELA curls a free kick in at the near post and TUTU makes the save

60′ D. TIPUTOA brings the ball down well at the front before turning towards goal only to be taken down by Richard RARAMO

58′ Cook Islands deep in the Solo half but when the cross is blocked ZAMA is away through the centre

57′ JOSEPH gets a head to a free kick but sends it well wide of the target for Cooks

56′ GOAL!!! Cook Islands 0-2 Solomon Islands Albert WITNEY finds the back of the net for Solomons

56′ SUB SOL Larry ZAMA comes in to replace Jabeth SOLOMON

55′ Long ball finds DOLIASI out wide but he can’t get a clean cross off

54′ GOAL!! Cook Islands 0-1 Solomon Islands Augustine WAITA connects with a deep cross that he slots in behind INIA

53′ Cooks try to get through the defence but Solomon’s are very organised at the back

49′ Solomon Islands play the ball across the backline before playing up and it’s a great intercept by JOSEPH

47′ WITNEY takes on INIA but comes out second best with his two chances, but does earn a corner

47′ Free kick for Cook Islands with MAOATE-COX on the delivery

46′ Cook Islands kick the second half off in Santo

HALF-TIME: Cook Islands 0-0 Solomon Islands

45’+1′ INIA boots upfield

One minute additional time

45′ MAOATE-COX’s block spirals back towards the goal for INIA to control away

43′ JOSEPH races back to clear a long ball as Sedrick DOLIASI comes flying up the line

42′ Dwayne TIPUTOA goes 1v1 with TUTU, he drives low but the keeper just gets the tip of his fingers to push it wide

40′ Michael WOOD with the clearance as Solomons make a swift counter attack

39′ Keeper Desmond TUTU takes down the aerial effort

39′ Foul from Kisina SILAS on D. TIPUTOA and there’s a free kick in prime position for SAMUELA

37′ A defence splitting pass finds Augustine WAITA who reaches peak speed and unleashes, the shot is blocked by INIA and the follow up from WITNEY goes up the face of the goal

36′ WITNEY flies one off the left which whizzes over the top of the goal

34′ Excellent passing from Cook Islands after MAOATE-COX starts a run from deep

32′ Sedrick DOLIASI smashes a shot from distance but it’s over

32′ Good effort from Cooks but again that final pass is lacking and Solomons counter with speed

30′ FILIA goes for goal from the free kick but lofts his effort over the cross bar

29′ WITNEY can’t beat a two man wall on his own, it bounces to a teammate who is dropped by the slightest member of the Cooks side Jarves APERAU

28′ INIA has been injured in the clash with SOLOMON but after quick treatment gets back up to play on

27′ WITNEY delivers low and hard but Jabeth SOLOMON can’t get a clean connection

26′ A clash in the middle of the Cook Islands half between WITNEY and Thane BEAL earns Solomons a free kick

24′ SUB COK Owenne MATAPO comes off for George ELLIS

24′ WITNEY with a cross but INIA lands on it to smother

23′ A great ball for D. TIPUTOA to run onto but it comes up into his hand as he tries to bring it down on the full

22′ Cook Islands under pressure as the ball is headed around the six-yard box before JOSEPH kicks over his head to clear

21′ Steven TOLEYI unleashes a powerful strike that’s blocked away

19′ WITNEY tries to finish a great build-up from Solo, cuts inside and unleashes off his left but it’s caught well by INIA

16′ YELLOW CARD Samuel MOATE-COX is cautioned for a hefty challenge on David FILIA

15′ Kimiora SAMUELA with a shot but again Solomon Islands’ defence stands strong to the challenge

13′ Cook Islands with a prime opportunity but RICKSON manages to boot the shot away

12′ Sunai JOSEPH shields the ball as INIA comes to the edge of the box to collect

11′ Good share of possession but Cooks a little loose in the middle with their passes, putting undue pressure on themselves

9′ MATAPO receives out wide but can’t quite get the ball under control and it’s just over the sideline

8′ Solomon Islands do well to win the ball deep at the back as Owenne MATAPO presses high

7′ Jabeth SOLOMON races into the area from the left and it’s again out for a corner

6′ Albert WITNEY heads down for Adrian RICKSON who travels well before MAOATE-COX muscles him off the ball in the box

5′ The ball comes out for Joe GISE who takes a shot but Keegan INIA is up to take

5′ Solomon Islands sends in a powerful cross that’s put out for a corner by Samuel MAOATE-COX

4′ Kimiora SAMUELA tries to cross the ball into the middle but there’s no green shirts and Solomons are back in possession

2′ Dwayne TIPUTOA receives with his back to goal but can’t get a clean shot off

1′ Early corner for Cook Islands flys past the back post with Orin RUAINE-PRATTLEY unable to connect

1′ Solomon Islands get things underway at Luganville Soccer City Stadium

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