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Fiji and defeated Cook Islands 2-0 on the last day of action for Group B at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2017.

Fiji: 1. Seru VASUITOGA (GK), 2. Avisaki TORO, 5. Eseta SINUKULA, 7. Tabua LIKUMOTOVAI, 10. Fatima TABUANITOGA, 11. Harina ERASITO, 12. Titilia WAQABACA, 13. Emily ROKOCIRI, 15. Lusiana LAGILEVU (C), 16. Dilaisana DRODROLAGI, 19. Filomena RACEA.
Substitutes: 20. Raijel PASIRIO (RGK), 3. Viniana BUKE, 4. Sovaia RANADI, 6. Amelia CEVARIKI, 8. Kelera RADINICALIA, 9. Losana BAINIVALU, 14. Alisi QEREQERETABUA, 17. Vani BAINIVALU, 18. Ulita ALFRED.

Coach: Marika RODU (FIJ)

Cook Islands: 1. Dora IRIPA (GK), 2. Lyric DAVISON, 3. Teretia TEINAKI, 4. Ngametua TARINGA, 5. Tiamarama TUIVAGA (C), 6. Esther POTORU, 7. Piri MURARE, 8. Tehinnah TATUAVA, 9. Viorangi KITE, 11. Merran MUNRO, 12. Nathalia VIKING.
Substitutes: 15. Alma NGAMETUA (RGK), 10. Keana MAAKA, 13. Tepaeru NGAROI, 14. Eitiare TANGIRERE, 16. Ngarangi MAPU.

Coach: Theresa TATUAVA (COK)

FULL TIME | Fiji 2-0 Cook Islands 

90’+1 GOAL!!! FIJ 2-0 COK | Dilaisana DRODROLAGI converts the penalty

90′ Two minutes additional time

90′ Penalty for Fiji after a foul on Vani BAINIVALU in the box

87′ SUB FIJ | Filomena RACEA is replaced by Vani BAINIVALU 

85′ Fiji dominate possession in Cook Islands half but can’t break though the backline

83′ Filomena RACEA after a through ball rolling towards the box but Dora IRIPA runs out and clears the ball up the field

82′ Eseta SINUKULA dribbles the ball into the box but is tackled hard by Esther POTORU

80′ Piri MURARE smashes the ball towards goal on her first touch but the attempt drifts well wide and out of play

79′ Free kick to Cook Islands after a foul from Eseta SINUKULA just outside the Fiji box

76′ Free kick to Cook Islands just outside the Fiji box

75′ Tehinnah TATUAVA sends in an attempt along the ground but Seru VASUITOGA has it well covered

73′ Emily ROKOCIRI makes a dangerous run up the line but can’t line up a strong enough cross

66′ Dilaisana DRODROLAGI smashes the ball but Tiamarama TUIVAGA throws her body in front of it

64′ Free kick to Cook Islands after a foul on Merran MUNRO in the Cook Islands box

63′ Free kick to Cook Islands after a handball from Fiji

59′ Piri MURARE sends a long range attempt just wide of the Fiji goal post

58′ Free kick to Cook Islands after a foul from Eseta SINUKULA

54′ Dilaisana DRODROLAGI sends in a dangerous corner kick but Dora IRIPA is first to the ball

52′ Piri MURARE has an attempt outside the box but is blocked by the Fiji backline

49′ Dilaisana DRODROLAGI fires in a free kick but the ball hits the crossbar and bounces back into play

47′ Viorangi KITE fires a ball towards the top corner but Seru VASUITOGA jumps and pulls off an impressive save

46′ Cook Islands kick off the second half

HALF-TIME | Fiji 1-0 Cook Islands 

45′ Two minutes additional time

43′ Teretia TEINAKI throws her body on the line to make a strong tackle on Filomena RACEA in the box

43′ Both teams battle for possession in the middle of the field

40′ Viorangi KITE receives the ball inside the box and goes in for a 1v1 with Seru VASUITOGA but sends the ball wide of goal

39′ Lyric DAVISON’s attempt is blocked but wins Cook Islands the corner kick

37′ Emily ROKOCIRI meets Dilaisana DRODROLAGI’s free kick in the box but can’t line up a shot before the ball rolls out of play

37′ Free kick to Fiji after a tackle on Avisaki TORO inside the Cook Islands half

35′ Eseta SINUKULA sends a dangerous through ball but no Fiji player chases

34′ Piri MURARE chases after a through ball forcing Seru VASUITOGA to run out and dive on the ball

33′ Viorangi KITE is tackled in the box but wins the corner for Cook Islands

31′ Nathalia VIKING attempts to cross to Viorangi KITE but the Fiji backline intercept and clear up the field

29′ Eseta SINUKULA is on the ground requiring treatment

27′ Dilaisana DRODROLAGI sends a screamer over the Cook Islands crossbar

27′ Filomena RACEA charges into the box forcing Tiamarama TUIVAGA to clear the ball wide and out of play

24′ GOAL!!! FIJ 1-0 COK | Eseta SINUKULA sprints through the backline and carefully places the ball in at back post

23′ Harina ERASITO heads a high ball in the box from Teretia TEINAKI but hits the ball on the wrong angle, sending it out for a corner kick

21′ Strong defending from Esther POTORU puts Eseta SINUKULA under too much pressure to line up a strong attempt

20′ Piri MURARE has a long range attempt but the ball curves wide of goal and out of play

17′ Viorangi KITE meets a ball in the box but Lusiana LAGILEVU throws her body on the line to make an impressive clearance

14′ Fiji dominate possession in Cook Islands half but the Cook Islands backline hold strong

13′ Fiji push forward and force Esther POTORU to clear the ball up the field

11′ Eseta SINUKULA dribbles the ball through the Cook Islands backline but Dora IRIPA runs out and makes the save

10′ Nathalia VIKING meets a corner kick at the back of the box but Eseta SINUKULA makes the tackle then counter attacks up the wing

8′ Ngametua TARINGA connects with the ball outside the box but sends her attempt just wide of goal

7′ Free kick to Cook Islands after a foul from Avisaki TORO

4′ Filomena RACEA charges forward through the midfield but is tackled by the Cook Islands backline

3′ Teretia TEINAKI tackles Eseta SINUKULA in the box but gives Fiji the corner kick

2′ Eseta SINUKULA attempts to cross but can’t get enough power behind her attempt to challenge Dora IRIPA

1′ Fiji get the match underway

Match Officials
Referee: Rani PERRY (TAH)
Assistant Referee 1: Vaihina TEURA (TAH)
Assistant Referee 2: Malaetala SALANOA (SAM)
Fourth Official: Ben AUKWAI (SOL)

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