NCL 0-7 NZL

New Caledonia celebrate their win over Solomon Islands. Image: OFC via Phototek

New Zealand have won their sixth consecutive title in the OFC U-17 Championship after defeating New Caledonia 7-0 in the final at Stade Pater in Papeete, Tahiti, tonight.

New Caledonia: 1. Germain ITA (GK), 3. Titouan RICHARD, 4. Kiam WANESSE, 6. Abiezer JENO, 8. Cyril NYIPIE, 9. Vita LONGUE, 11. Paul GOPE-FENEPEJ, 12. Bernard IWA, 15. Ezeckiel TAOUAVAMA, 17. Jean-Pierre ENOKA, 19. Henri KAPOERI.
Substitutes: 20. Unë KECINE (RGK), 2. Josuah HLEMU, 5. Cameron WADENGES, 7. Raymond LUEWADRIA, 10. Lionel THAHNAENA, 13. RAOUL WENISSO, 14. Japhet QAEZE, 16. Pierre BAKO, 18. Robert CAIHE.

Coach: Michel CLARQUE (NCL)

New Zealand: 12. Zac JONES (GK), 2. Jordan SPAIN, 3. Josh ROGERSON, 4. Liberato CACACE, 6. Leon VAN DEN HOVEN, 7. Elijah JUST, 9. Max MATA, 11. Matthew CONROY, 14. Kingsley SINCLAIR, 15. Ben DEELEY, 16. Oliver WHYTE.
Substitutes: 1. Dylan BENNETT (RGK), 5. Jake WILLIAMS, 8. Oliver DUNCAN, 13. Matthew JONES, 17. Matthew PALMER, 18. Charles SPRAGG.

Coach: Danny HAY (NZL)

FULL TIME: New Caledonia 0-7 New Zealand 

90’+4 Free kick to New Zealand after a tackle on Oliver DUNCAN

90’+1 GOAL!! NCL 0-7 NZL | Matthew PALMER gets his name on the score sheet after just twelve minutes on the field 

90′ Three minutes additional time

89′ New Caledonia pushes forward and Vita LONGUE has a long range attempt but Zac JONES positions himself to make an easy save

88′ Josh Rogerson pressures a through ball from the free kick but the offside call is given

87′ YELLOW CARD | Paul GOPE-FENEPEJ is cautioned for a tackle on Matthew PALMER

85′ Matthew PALMER lays a ball off to Oliver WHYTE but he sends his attempt just over the crossbar

83′ Ben DEELEY sends in a shot but his attempt bounces off a New Caledonia player and out of play

82′ Charles SPRAGG receives a ball from Elijah JUST but Germain ITA makes the save

81′ Free kick to New Caledonia after a foul from Matthew PALMER

80′ Oliver WHYTE’s corner finds Matthew PALMER’s head but his attempt drifts just wide of goal

79′ Matthew PALMER sends in a dangerous cross but Charles SPRAGG just misses the ball and runs into the goal

79′ SUB NZL | Matthew CONROY makes room for Matthew PALMER 

79′ SUB NZL | Leon VAN DEN HOVEN is replaced by Oliver DUNCAN

77′ WATER BREAK

77′ Josh Rogerson heads the corner but his attempt goes well over the New Caledonia crossbar

76′ SPRAGG chases a through ball from a free kick and wins the corner

75′ Abiezer JENO sends a free kick straight to Zac JONES’s feet

73′ Matthew CONROY sends Charles SPRAGG a through ball but the offside call is given

72′ GOAL!!! NCL 0-6 NZL | Charles SPRAGG takes his second touch of the ball to bring the count for New Zealand up to six 

71′ SUB NCL | Ezeckiel TAOUAVAMA is replaced by Robert CAIHE

70′ GOAL!!! NCL 0-5 NZL | Matthew CONROY fires the ball into goal after receiving a perfect through ball from Charles SPRAGG in front of goal 

69′ SUB NZL | Max MATA is replaced by Charles SPRAGG 

67′ GOAL!!! NCL 0-4 NZL | Max MATA receives the free kick from Elijah JUST and turns to fire the ball past Germain ITA 

65′ Kingsley SINCLAIR follows up a shot and his attempt bounces off the New Caledonia player giving New Zealand the corner kick

64′ SUB NCL | Henri KAPOERI makes room for Josuah HLEMU 

62′ GOAL!!! NCL 0-3 NZL | Max MATA gets his head on the free kick from Elijah JUST and sends his attempt into the back of the net 

61′ YELLOW CARD | Titouan RICHARD is cautioned for a foul from behind on Elijah JUST

60′ Max MATA meets a cross from Matthew CONROY at back post but Germain ITA charges in to make the save

59′ Ezeckiel TAOUAVAMA sends in a long range attempt but Zac JONES watches carefully as it rolls wide and out of play

57′ New Caledonia push into the New Zealand box but Vita LONGUE can’t fully connect with his attempt and Zac JONES makes the easy save

56′ SUB NCL | Cyril NYIPIE is replaced by Raymond LUEWADRIA 

55′ Free kick to New Zealand just outside the New Caledonia penalty box after a foul on Matthew CONROY

55′ Max MATA uses his strength to hold off two New Caledonian players then sends a through ball to Jordan SPAIN but the New Caledonia backline makes the clearance

54′ Elijah JUST sends the corner kick over the crossbar

52′ Abiezer JENO weaves through the New Zealand backline but can’t line up an attempt on goal before the ball rolls out of play

49′ Free kick to New Caledonia after a foul from Max MATA

48′ Ezeckiel TAOUAVAMA is tackled in the New Zealand box but wins the corner for New Caledonia

47′ Vita LONGUE charges down the line and breaks past one New Zealand defender but lets the ball too far in front to beat another

46′ The second half is underway with New Caledonia’s kick off

HALF TIME: New Caledonia 0-2 New Zealand 

45’+3 Vita LONGUE’s attempt bounces off Josh Rogerson but Zac JONES pick it up

45’+2 Elijah JUST lines up a shot but sends the ball straight to Germain ITA

45’+2 Germain ITA punches away a free kick just outside the box from Elijah JUST

45′ Three minutes additional time

44′ Elijah JUST sends in a dangerous cross but Germain ITA makes the catch

43′ Ezeckiel TAOUAVAMA meets a mis-kicked New Zealand clearance at back post but Zac JONES makes the save

42′ Elijah JUST receives a ball from Max MATA just in front of goal but fires his attempt straight at Germain ITA

41′ Jordan SPAIN sends a long ball into the New Caledonia half but puts too much power on it, giving Germain ITA plenty of time to pick it up

40′ Kingsley SINCLAIR sends the through ball but no New Zealand player chases

39′ New Zealand win a free kick just inside their half after a foul on Jordan SPAIN

38′ New Zealand are first to Cyril NYIPIE’s corner and attempt the quick counter attack but the New Caledonia backline make the clearance wide

37′ New Zealand blocks a New Caledonia free kick but the ball goes out of play and gives away the corner

36′ GOAL!!! NCL 0-2 NZL | Liberato CACACE sends in a cracker from way out wide which bounces off the back post and into goal

35′ Matthew CONROY has an attempt at goal and wins the corner off a New Caledonia deflection

33′ GOAL!!! NCL 0-1 NZL | Elijah JUST gets his foot to a long throw from Josh Rogerson and fires the ball into goal

32′ Play resumes with a New Caledonia throw

31′ WATER BREAK 

30′ Kingsley SINCLAIR feeds a through ball to Elijah JUST but his following cross doesn’t find a New Zealand foot

29′ Kingsley SINCLAIR loses the ball near goal but wins the corner for New Zealand

28′ New Caledonia threatened the New Zealand goal when Robert CAIHE sends in a high cross and Zac JONES drops his save

26′ New Caledonia are first to the free kick and attempt to counter attack but Jordan SPAIN makes the tackle and returns possession to New Zealand

25′ Free kick to New Zealand after a tackle from Paul GOPE-FENEPEJ on Elijah JUST

24′ Matthew CONROY and Max MATA chase a through ball but the offside call is given

22′ Jordan SPAIN charges down the line looking to cross but is tackled and the ball goes out of play

21′ New Zealand dominate possession in the New Caledonia half but can’t break through the backline

20′ Matthew CONROY charges towards goal but a New Caledonia defender slides in and clears the ball wide

19′ Josh Rogerson meets a corner at back post but heads his attempt over the crossbar

18′ Elijah JUST and Max MATA string together a good combination in front of goal but can’t break through the New Caledonia backline

17′ Cyril NYIPIE sends in the corner kick but Josh Rogerson is first to the ball and makes the clearance up the field

17′ A throw in from Henri KAPOERI wins New Caledonia the corner

16′ Max MATA sends in a cross but no New Zealand player is at back post to meet it

14′ Max MATA gets his toe to the ball to follow up an attempt from Kingsley SINCLAIR but a New Caledonia defender just gets his foot to the ball before it crosses the line

12′ Elijah JUST sends a cross in to Max MATA but the ball slides across his head and past the goal face

11′ Matthew CONROY runs the ball into the New Caledonia box but sends his attempt just wide of goal

10′ New Caledonia push into the New Zealand half but Josh Rogerson clears the ball up the field

9′ Jordan SPAIN has a long range attempt but it goes wide of goal

8′ Matthew CONROY is tackled in the New Caledonia half and New Zealand is given the free kick

7′ Liberato CACACE volleys the corner towards the goal but Germain ITA pulls off an impressive save

7′ MATA is tackled in the New Caledonia box but wins the corner

6′ Vita LONGUE pressures the New Zealand backline but can’t control a high ball before Liberato CACACE slides in with the tackle

4′ Kingsley SINCLAIR meets the ball at the top of the box but fires his attempt over the crossbar

3′ Elijah JUST sends in a cross but Germain ITA jumps up and makes the catch

1′ Leon VAN DEN HOVEN sends in the free kick but it is headed clear by the New Caledonia backline

1′ Free kick to New Zealand after a tackle on Max MATA

1′ The final is underway with New Zealand’s kick off

Match Officials:
Referee: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)
Assistant Referee 1: Folio MOEAKI (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: John PAREANGA (COK)
Fourth Official: Arnold TARI (VAN)

 

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