Fiji and Papua New Guinea have drawn 1-1 in Port Vila in Group A of the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship.
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Fiji: 1. Jovilisi BORISI (GK), 2. Savenaca BALEDROKADROKA,5. Vinal PRASAD, 6. Akeimi RALULU (c), 8. Afraz ALI, 9. Leroy JENNINGS, 13. Kartik KUMAR, 15. Ilaisa VULIMAINAVUSO, 16. Marika RAWASOI, 18. Jonetani NEWA, 19. Zainal ALI.
Substitutes 3. Suliano TAWANAKORO, 10. Jeshal KUMAR, 11. Don RAJ, 12. Patrick JOSEPH, 14. Simeli BATIRATU, 17. France CATAROGO, 20. Zoela BIUNAVUA (GK)
Suspended: 4. Bruce HUGHES, 7. Mataiasi TOMA.
Coach: Yogendra DUTT (FIJ)
Papua New Guinea: 19. Edward LAKAE (GK), 3. Darius JAMES, 5. Gabby YANUM, 6. Peter DABINYABA, 8. Gregory TOGUBAI, 9. Stahl GUBAG, 11. Giwi SIMON, 12. George KOREI, 13. Alu AWI, 16. Punchimil KEPINIU, 18. Felix KOMOLONG.
Substitutes1. Jonathan POLE (GK), 4. Edward JOSHUA,7. Moses TUPA, 10. Jonah IHA, 14. Jaggen NALU, 17. Winston SOMASI.
Injured15. Oswald BADE
Suspended: 2. Kenneth PILAILO
Coach: Peter GUNEMBA (PNG)
Referee: Nelson SOGO (SOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Folio MOEAKI (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen SENIGA (SOL)
Fourth Official: George TIME (SOL)
FULL-TIME – Fiji 1 Papua New Guinea 1 That’s it in Port Vila. Fiji miss out on the victory they needed for their semifinals hopes and PNG exit with their first point of the tournament.
90+4′ Papua New Guinea’s Stahl GUBAG has a great chance to win it. He’s open at the back post but is done by teh bounce and misses the target.
90′ Four minutes additional time to be played
90′ Fiji break downfield but tiredlegs are eveident. They win a freekick. Running out of time. Set piece is cleared.
86′ JENNINGS wins a freekick just outside the penalty area. SHot is blocked by the wall and two follow ups are also blocked.
83′ Sharp save from BORISI denies Papua New Guinea’s Jonah IHA
82′ Fiji’s France CATAROGO has the ball in the net but Don RAJ was offside during some goalmouth pinball.
79′ Fiji’s France CATAROGO flashes a shot past the far post.
76′ SUB FIJI Fiji’s Jeshal KUMAR comes on for Ilaisa VULIMAINAVUSO as their final change.
75′ SUB PNG PNG make their final change as Giwi SIMON is replaced by Jonah IHA
71′ GOAL!!! Fiji 1 Papua New Guinea 1 Fiji are on the board. POLE saves Don RAJ’s shot well but France CATAROGO buries the follow up.
68′ Papua New Guinea’s Stahl GUBAG goes on a mazy run from his own half to the Fiji box. Can’t quite tee up a team mate but they have a freekick in the edge of the area. Set piece is deflected for a corner which Fiji clear.
67′ Papua New Guinea’s Goalkeeper Jonathan POLE spills the ball out for a corner.
66′ Another excellent tackle from KOMOLONG denies JENNINGS
62′ JENNINGS to France CATAROGO who sends it back accross the face,
Afraz ALI gets to it but a deflection from KOMOLONG is enough to turn it wide.
61′ JENNINGS turns and shoots but POLE holds it at the second attempt.
58′ Fiji battling back. Strong work on the ball from JENNINGS leads to a shot from Fiji’s Akeimi RALULU that’s flies wide.
51′ SUB FIJI Fiji make their second change with Zainal ALI replaced by Don RAJ
50′ Fiji’s France CATAROGO breaks down the right but loses his balance as he tries to cross. Sails harmlessy over the goal.
48′ JENNINGS shot just misses the target.
47′ JENNINGS earns a free kick on the edge of the PNG area.
46′ Back underway at Port Vila Stadium
45+3′ HALF-TIME Fiji 0 Papua New Guinea 1 Peter DABINYABA’s goal the difference at the break.
45+1′ Three minutes of additional time to be played.
45+1′ LAKAE is replaced by Jonathan POLE
45′ LAKAE still down as the stretcher comes on for the PNG GK.
44′ CATROGO through again, LAKAE saves but is injured in the collision. Follow up defelcted for a corner.
43′ JENNINGS slips Fiji’s France CATAROGO in on goal but LAKAE is off his smartly to snuff out the danger.
41′ SIMON tees up Papua New Guinea’s Peter DABINYABA but this time he gets under his shot and it balloons over.
38′ YELLOW CARD Fiji’s Jonetani NEWA is teh first to go into the book.
35′ GOAL!!! Fiji 0 Papua New Guinea 1 Papua New Guinea’s Peter DABINYABA JR floats a free kick in that evades everyone and nestles in the net. PNG lead 1-0
33′ SUBSTITUTIONS Early change for both sides. Fiji’s France CATAROGO replaces Marika RAWASOI and Papua New Guinea’s Jaggen NALU comes in for George KOREI
31′ This time SIMON finds space between two CB’s but his lob goes over. Good chance for PNG goes begging.
30′ SIMON set to chase a ball over the top again but again but again BORISI does enough at the edge of area.
29′ JENNINGS tries to beat KOMOLONG but the PNG defender disposses him brillantly. Ali floats a deep cross in but LAKAE lets it sail over for a goal kick.
25′ Fiji’s Afraz ALI tries to curl a shot towards the back post but there’s not enough power behind it. Easy for LAKAE.
23′ Fiji bend a wide free kick in. There’s a touch in the box but LAKAE is able to scramble and reach the rolling ball.
22′ Papua New Guinea’s Peter DABINYABA tries to set AWI free but Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI reads it too well.
20′ Papua New Guinea’s Alu AWI wins a free kick on the touchline as Fiji’s Akeimi RALULU clears him out trying to shepherd the ball to safety.
17′ Fiji’s skipper Akeimi RALULU steps in to stop an attack and clears it out of the ground.
14′ helter skelter here as a PNG corner falls to Papua New Guinea’s Alu AWI who can’t pass the ball back into the mix, Fiji break with some slick interplay but PNG win it back. Papua New Guinea’s Peter DABINYABA almost has a chance but the ball get stuck under his feet.
9′ A ball is played over the top for Papua New Guinea’s Giwi SIMON to run on to. It pitches just outside the area and stops causing a moment of confusion for Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI, but he eventually toes it away.
7′ Corner for Fiji. KUMAR swings it in. LAKAE doesn’t come this time and Fiji’s Zainal ALI sees his goalbound header bounce off his own teammate and out for a goal kick.
4′ JENNINGS get a shot away but LAKAE saves well.
3′ Early freekick to Fiji. KUMAR over the ball. Swings it in but LAKAE collects well.
1′ We’re underway here in Port Vila with Fiji kicking off