Credit: OFC via Phototek

New Zealand have defeated in Tonga in Match Day 5 to conclude their OFC U-19 Women’s Championship campaign.

Tonga: 1. Mele AKOLO (GK), 2. Fifi MOALA, 3. Michelle TUITUPOU, 4. Meleseini TUFUI, 5. Manusiu LATAVAO, 6. Siunipa TALASINGA, 7. Seini LUTU, 8. Halaunga TAHOLO (C), 9. Carmel UHILA, 18. Sosefina HAVEA, 19. Alexandra FIFITA.

Substitutes: 20. Helen TAHITUA (RGK), 10. Teisa FUSI, 12. Ofa ATAONGO, 13. Peta FENUKITAU, 14. Patricia LIKILIKI, 15. Luseane VIVILI, 16. Katalina TALIAULI, 17. Kalolaine TALIAULI.

Coach: Christian KOANETI (TGA)

New Zealand: 1. Anna LEAT (GK), 3. Rebecca LAKE (C), 4. Elizabeth ANTON, 5. Sarah MORTON. 6. Grace JALE, 7. Emma MAIN, 8. Malia STEINMETZ, 9. Samantha TAWHARU, 10. Hannah BLAKE, 15. Michaela FOSTER, 19. Deven JACKSON.
Substitutes: 13. Nadia OLLA (RGK), 2. Saskia VOSPER, 11. Jacqui HAND, 12. Emma CLARKE, 14. Claudia BUNGE, 16. Nicole METTAM, 17. Dayna STEVENS, 18. Alosi BLOOMFIELD, 20. Serena MURRIHY.

Coach: Gareth Turnbull (NZL)

FULL TIME: Tonga 0-9 New Zealand

90’+1 GOAL!!! TGA 0-9 NZL | An own goal extends New Zealand’s lead just before the whistle

90′ One minute additional time

89′ GOAL!!! TGA 0-8 NZL | Grace JALE hits a rolling ball into the back of the net on her first touch

88′ Deven JACKSON sends in a cross but Seini LUTU intercepts and clears the ball wide

86′ Hannah BLAKE’s attempt is blocked but earns New Zealand a corner kick

84′ TGA 0-7 NZL | Michaela FOSTER fires the ball into goal from out wide 

83′ Hannah BLAKE sends in an attempt along the ground but Helen TAHITUA makes the easy save

81′ SUB TGA | Mele AKOLO is replaced by Helen TAHITUA 

78′ Grace JALE chases a through ball but Mele AKOLO runs out and beats her to it

77′ GOAL!!! TGA 0-6 NZL | Deven JACKSON finds the back of the net off a cross

76′ Hannah BLAKE sends an attempt over the crossbar

75′ Dayna STEVENS meets the ball at front post and sends a dangerous pass across the goal face but Tonga are first to it

73′ Hannah BLAKE lines up an attempt at the top of the box but sends the ball straight to Mele AKOLO

72′ Michaela FOSTER fires a ball towards goal but Mele AKOLO pulls off an impressive save

69′ Serena MURRIHY sends a long ball to back post but no New Zealand player runs to meet it

67′ Emma CLARKE sends in a well-placed cross forcing Mele AKOLO to run out and jump for the ball

65′ Free kick to Tonga after a foul on Siunipa TALASINGA

63′ SUB NZL | Samantha TAWHARU is replaced by Dayna STEVENS 

60′ New Zealand dominate possession but can’t find a break in the Tonga backline

59′ After back-to-back blocks from the Tonga backline, Hannah BLAKE sends an attempt wide of goal and out of play

56′ Emma CLARKE tries to carry the ball into the box but is closed down by three Tonga defenders

54′ Malia STEINMETZ chases a through ball from Hannah BLAKE but can’t reach a foot to it before it rolls out of play

52′ Free kick to New Zealand after a foul on Grace JALE

51′ Mele AKOLO makes an impressive save under pressure as three New Zealand attackers charge in to meet the corner kick

50′ Emma CLARKE is tackled by Manusiu LATAVAO but wins another corner for New Zealand

49′ Meleseini TUFUI blocks a cross from Michaela FOSTER but gives New Zealand the corner kick

48′ Emma CLARKE attempts to cross but can’t get enough angle on the kick, sending the ball straight to Mele AKOLO

47′ Michaela FOSTER lines up to take the corner kick for New Zealand

46′ New Zealand kick off the second half

HT’ SUB TGA | Halaunga TAHOLO is replaced by Katalina TALIAULI 

HT’ SUB TGA | Sosefina HAVEA is replaced by Patricia LIKILIKI 

HT’ SUB NZL | Sarah MORTON is replaced by Emma CLARKE 

HT’ SUB NZL | Elizabeth ANTON is replaced by Serena MURRIHY

HALF-TIME | Tonga 0-5 New Zealand

45’+1 Hannah BLAKE gets her head to a cross but can’t get enough angle on her attempt at goal, sending the ball out of play

45′ Two minutes additional time

43′ Halaunga TAHOLO is on the ground receiving treatment

41′ Tonga nearly send in an own goal but Meleseini TUFUI saves the day by running to the goal line and heading the ball out of play

40′ Michaela FOSTER sends the free kick over the crossbar

39′ Free kick to New Zealand after a foul from Alexandra FIFITA just outside the Tonga box

38′ Emma MAIN has an attempt from outside the box but Mele AKOLO makes the save

36′ GOAL!! TGA 0-5 NZL | Emma MAIN finds the net again after meeting a cross at front post and tapping the ball in

35′ Samantha TAWHARU has another attempt at goal but again sends the ball just wide

35′ Hannah BLAKE receives the ball in the box but if quickly shut down by two Tonga defenders

34′ Deven JACKSON chases a high ball into the box but Mele AKOLO jumps up and makes the catch

32′ Deven JACKSON has a long range attempt but the ball drifts wide of goal

30′ Samantha TAWHARU hits the ball towards goal on her first touch but sends the attempt just wide of back post

29′ Emma MAIN feeds a ball into the box but no New Zealand player meets it

24′ Pressure from the Tonga attack forces Elizabeth ANTON to pass back to Anna LEAT but the keeper calmly distributes the ball back into play

22′ Emma MAIN carries the ball the length of the Tonga half but Mele AKOLO gets behind her attempt at goal

20′ GOAL!! TGA 0-4 NZL | Emma MAIN brings her tally to three only one minute later

19′ GOAL!! TGA 0-3 NZL | Emma MAIN gets her head to Mele AKOLO’s clearance and brings her tally to two

18′ Hannah BLAKE carries the ball across the box then sends in a cross but Tonga are first to the ball

13′ GOAL!!! TGA 0-2 NZL | Emma MAIN places the ball into the back of the net after Mele AKOLO just misses a New Zealand cross along the ground

11′ Emma MAIN has an attempt from inside the box but sends the ball straight to Mele AKOLO’s gloves

9′ GOAL!! TGA 0-1 NZL | Hannah BLAKE meets a cross along the ground in the box and calmly places the ball into goal 

6′ Emma MAIN sends a dangerous ball into the ball but Siunipa TALASINGA makes the clearance

5′ Deven JACKSON receives the ball at the top of the box but can’t find a break in the Tonga backline

3′ Free kick to Tonga after a foul in the penalty box

1′ Tonga get the match underway

Match Officials
Referee:  Rani PERRY (TAH)
Assistant Referee 1: Maria SALAMASINA (SAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Natalia LUMUKANA (SOL)
Fourth Official: Torika DELAI (FIJ)

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