NZL 5-0 FIJ

New Zealand have defeated Fiji 5-0 on the last day of action in Group B at the OFC U-17 Championship 2017.

 

New Zealand: 12. Zac JONES (GK), 3. Josh ROGERSON, 4. Liberato CACACE, 5. Jake WILLIAMS, 7. Elijah JUST, 8. Oliver DUNCAN (C), 10. Willem EBBINGE, 13. Matthew JONES, 15. Ben DEELEY, 16. Oliver WHYTE, 17. Matthew PALMER.
Substitutes: 1. Dylan BENNETT (RGK), 2. Jordan SPAIN, 6. Leon VAN DEN HOVEN, 9. Max MATA, 11. Matthew CONROY, 14. Kingsley SINCLAIR, 18. Charles SPRAGG.

Coach: Danny HAY (NZL)

Fiji: 1. Mohammed ALAM (GK), 2. Kishan SAMI, 4. Simione NABENU, 6. Mohammed NAIZAL (C), 8. Shaneel NARAYAN, 10. Navau TIKORUKU, 12. Kemueli ULUIKAVORO, 14. Shivam NAIDU, 15. Iliesa RAKUKA, 17. Jone SUKULU, 19. Mohammed JAMIL.
Substitutes: 20. Asaeli BATIKASA (RGK), 3. Paula TUINASERAU, 5. Jovilisi MULOCA, 7. Semi MATALAU, 9. Shaheel GOUNDER, 11. Fardean HUSSEIN, 13. Waisake SOGA, 18. Romit NARAYAN,

Coach: Shalen Lal (FIJ)

FULL TIME: New Zealand 5-0 Fiji

90’+4 GOAL!!! NZL 5-0 | Charles SPRAGG sinks the penalty for New Zealand 

90’+2 Kishan SAMI steps into goal for Fiji

90’+2 RED CARD | Asaeli BATIKASA is given a direct red card and New Zealand are given the penalty 

90’+1 GOAL!!! NZL 4-0 FIJ | Matthew JONES meets the corner with his head and scores his second goal of the match 

90′ Five minutes of additional time

89′ Charles SPRAGG is tackled just outside the Fiji box but wins the corner for New Zealand

88′ Willem EBBINGE sends the free kick well over the crossbar

86′ YELLOW CARD | Asaeli BATIKASA is cautioned for a tackle just outside the Fiji box 

86′ Kingsley SINCLAIR does a one-two with a player at near post then crosses the ball in but no New Zealand player is at back post to meet the ball

85′ Jake WILLIAMS pressures a long ball and wins the corner for New Zealand

84′ Mohammed NAIZAL meets the ball at back post but sends it out of play

83′ Free kick to Fiji in the New Zealand half

81′ SUB NZL | Elijah JUST is replaced by Charles SPRAGG 

80′ SUB FIJ | Mohammed ALAM is replaced by Asaeli BATIKASA 

78′ Mohammed ALAM and Elijah JUST are both on the ground requiring treatment after a collision just outside the Fiji box

78′ Shaneel NARAYAN sends in a dangerous cross but the New Zealand backline make the clearance

76′ GOAL!!! NZL 3-0 FIJ | Max MATA heads a ball into goal off a cross from Jake WILLIAMS 

76′ Play resumes with a throw from Fiji

74′ WATER BREAK

73′ Free kick to New Zealand after a foul on Liberato CACACE

71′ YELLOW CARD | Willem EBBINGE is cautioned a foul 

70′ SUB NZL | Oliver WHYTE is replaced by Kingsley SINCLAIR 

69′ New Zealand push into the Fiji half but Simione NABENU makes the clearance wide

68′ Both teams battle for possession in the middle of the park

67′ SUB FIJ | Shaneel NARAYAN is replaced by Shaheel GOUNDER 

67′ YELLOW CARD | Kishan SAMI is cautioned for a hard tackle 

64′ SUB FIJ | Jone SUKULU is replaced by Paula TUINASERAU

64′ Iliesa RAKUKA has an attempt at near post but Zac JONES dives on the ball

63′ Elijah JUST and Max MATA piece together a good combination but Fiji make the clearance before either can find the back of the net

61′ Mohammed NAIZAL receives a ball just outside the New Zealand box but miscues his attempt and sends it wide of goal

60′ Iliesa RAKUKA charges up the line but cannot keep the ball in play

59′ New Zealand win the corner

58′ Oliver WHYTE’s free kick is headed clear by the Fiji backline

57′ YELLOW CARD | Kemueli ULUIKAVORO is cautioned for a tackle on Elijah JUST in the Fiji box 

56′ Mohammed NAIZAL and Shaneel NARAYAN battle in the New Zealand corner but send the ball out of play for the New Zealand goal kick

55′ Elijah JUST skins Jone SUKULU but lets the ball too far in front of him and the Fiji backline make the clearance

54′ Mohammed NAIZAL plays a good through ball but Shaneel NARAYAN can’t get it under control before rolling out of play

52′ Elijah JUST chases a pass from Max MATA but Mohammed ALAM beats him to the ball

51′ Max MATA meets a cross from Jake WILLIAMS but heads his attempt just wide of goal

50′ Both teams battle for possession in the middle of the park

47′ Shivam NAIDU has an attempt with the free kick but Zac JONES punches it over the crossbar

46′ Free kick to Fiji outside the New Zealand box after a foul from Josh Rogerson

46′ New Zealand kick off the second half

HALF TIME SUB NZL | Matthew PALMER is replaced by Max MATA 

HALF TIME: New Zealand 2-0 Fiji

45’+3 Kishan SAMI sends a free kick straight to Zac JONES

45’+2 Shaheel GOUNDER tries to push into the New Zealand box but Jake WILLIAMS makes the tackle

45’+2 Matthew PALMER chases a through ball but the offside call is given

45’+1 Both teams battle for possession in the middle of the park

45′ Four minutes additional time

43′ Mohammed ALAM makes an impressive save in a 1v1 against Oliver WHYTE

41′ GOAL!! NZL 2-0 FIJ | Elijah JUST profits from messy play in the Fiji box 

40′ Matthew PALMER fights to hold on to the ball in Fiji’s defensive third and wins the throw for his side

39′ Jake WILLIAMS runs up the wing looking at make a cross but the Fiji backline make the tackle and send the ball up field

38′ Mohammed ALAM is on his feet and play resumes

37′ Mohammed ALAM is on the ground requiring treatment

36′ Messy play in the Fiji box is cleaned up by Mohammed ALAM when he dives on the ball

35′ Elijah JUST uses the free kick as an attempt on goal but Mohammed ALAM punches the ball over the crossbar

34′ Free kick to New Zealand just outside the box for a tackle on Ben DEELEY after he made a solo run up the field

33′ Play resumes with a New Zealand throw

31′ WATER BREAK

31′ Shivam NAIDU is tackled in front of goal but wins the corner for Fiji

30′ Shaneel NARAYAN sends in an attempt from outside the box but Zac JONES makes the easy save

29′ Zac JONES runs out to receiving a through ball on his chest then volleys it up the field

28′ Matthew PALMER tries to skin Kemueli ULUIKAVORO but the Fijian wins the ball and sends it out of play

26′ Shivam NAIDU attempts to send a long ball over the New Zealand backline but Liberato CACACE jumps and heads the ball, sending it back up the field

25′ Matthew JONES meets the corner with his head but his attempt hits the crossbar and bounces back into play

25′ Kemueli ULUIKAVORO shuts down the New Zealand counter attack but gives away the corner

24′ Elijah JUST receives a high ball in the box and attempts to volley it into goal but sends the ball over the crossbar

22′ Willem EBBINGE receives a pass from Elijah JUST in the Fiji half but the tackle is made before they can push closer to the Fiji goal

21′ Mohammed ALAM makes back-to-back saves first punching away the free kick then jumping up to catch the follow-up

21′ YELLOW CARD | Mohammed JAMIL is cautioned for a tackle just outside the Fiji box 

20′ Free kick to New Zealand after a foul on Matthew JONES

19′ Mohammed ALAM runs out of his box to meet a New Zealand long ball then distributes the ball to his wide player

18′ Matthew PALMER charges down a high through ball but Mohammed ALAM sprints out and jumps to save before the New Zealand can get to it

17′ Elijah JUST’s free kick is met by a New Zealand head but the attempt goes over the crossbar

16′ Free kick to New Zealand just outside the Fiji box after a foul from Kemueli ULUIKAVORO

15′ Willem EBBINGE pushes a Fiji player from behind giving the Melanesians the free kick

14′ Josh Rogerson sends a long ball into the Fiji half but puts too much power behind it, giving Mohammed ALAM plenty of time to make the catch

13′ Ben DEELEY chases a through ball but the Fiji backline beat him to it and send play back into the New Zealand half

12′ GOAL!! NZL 1-0 FIJ | Matthew JONES meets the corner ball with his head and sends the ball past Mohammed ALAM 

11′ Fiji regain possession and switch the play across their backline

9′ Mohammed ALAM drops his save and the ball rolls out of play, giving New Zealand the corner

8′ Shaneel NARAYAN chases a ball to the corner but his cross is blocked by the New Zealand backline

7′ Simione NABENU fires in a free kick but the New Zealand backline are first to ball and make the clearance

6′ New Zealand win the throw and look to make a quick counter attack but Matthew PALMER can’t keep the ball in play

5′ Fiji chases a through ball from the thrown-in but Liberato CACACE guides the ball out of play to win New Zealand the goal kick

4′ Shivam NAIDU fires the free kick well over the crossbar

3′ Fiji win the free kick just outside the New Zealand box

3′ Shivam NAIDU receives the ball from Mohammed ALAM and pushes into the New Zealand half

2′ Both teams battle for possession in Fiji’s half

1′ The match is underway with Fiji’s kick off

Match Officials:
Referee: Mederic LACOUR (NCL)
Assistant Referee 1: Folio MOEAKI (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: John PAREANGA (COK)
Fourth Official: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)

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