Puaikura FC have retained their position at the top of the table after defeating second place Lupe Ole Soaga 2-1 in the second day of action at the 2017 OFC Champions Leauge Qualifier.
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Puaikura FC: 1. Keegan INIA (GK), 3. Anthony SAMUELA (C), 4. Pekay EDWARDS, 5. Anthony HOBBS, 7. Samuel MAOATE-COX, 10. Grover HARMON, 13. Tyrell BARRINGER-TAHIRI, 14. Maro BONSU-MARO, 15. Kris CARPENTER, 16. Renta YAMAMOTO, 18. Paul RHODES.
Substitutes: 2. Jarves APERAU, 6. Kimiora SAMUELA, 8. Paul POILA, 11. Temata KARIKA, 12. Conroy TIPUTOA, 17. Dwayne TIPUTOA.
Coach: Matthew CALCOTT
Lupe Ole Soaga: 1. Faalavelave MATAGI (GK), 2. Vaalii FAALOGO (C), 3. Spencer KELI, 4. Vaa TAUALAI, 6. Darren ALATINA TALILAI, 7. Lawrie LETUTUSA, 8. Samuel MALO, 9. Suivai ATAGA, 10. Lapalapa TONI, 12. Suepasi PELESA, 13. Michael FIFI’I.
Substitutes: 18. Mataio TOETU (GK), 5. John TEO, 14. Tauati TANOAI, 15. Faafua ATAGA LALOATA, 16. Ivan FAAIVA, 17. Kareti SOAFA.
Coach: Paul Ualesi.
FULL TIME: PUA 2-1 LUP
90’+3 Michael FIFI’I sends his attempt over the crossbar in a one-on-one against Keegan INIA.
90′ Four minutes additional time.
90′ SUB LUP Darren ALATINA TALILAI is replaced by Kareti SOAFA.
86′ Maro BONSU-MARO is sent a long ball but the offside call is given.
84′ YELLOW CARD Paul RHODES is cautioned.
84′ Free kick to Lupe Ole Soaga after a foul from Tyrell BARRINGER-TAHIRI.
83′ Kimiora SAMUELA lines up to shoot but Suepasi PELESA sweeps in and makes the tackle.
82′ SUB LUP Suivai ATAGA makes room for Faafua ATAGA LALOATA.
81′ The ball switches from each end of the field with back-to-back offside calls against both teams.
78′ Samuel MALO chases a dangerous through ball but Keegan INIA slides in and just beats him to it.
78′ Dwayne TIPUTOA charges at goal but the offside call is given.
75′ GOAL!!! PUA 2-1 LUP Suivai ATAGA sends in a free kick to Keegan INIA who punches over his head and into the back of the net.
74′ SUB PUA Pekay EDWARDS is replaced by Dwayne TIPUTOA.
73′ Suivai ATAGA turns and shoots just wide of goal.
70′ Maro BONSU-MARO sends an attempt well over the crossbar.
68′ Free kick to Puaikura after a tackle from Vaa TAUALAI on Paul RHODES.
66′ SUB PUA Renta YAMAMOTO makes room for Kimiora SAMUELA.
65′ YELLOW CARD Samuel MALO is cautioned after a tackle on Kris CARPENTER.
61′ RED CARD Lapalapa TONI is sent off as well.
61′ RED CARD Anthony HOBBS is given his marching orders after a collision with Lapalapa TONI.
58′ Free kick to Pauikura after a foul from Lapalapa TONI on Keegan INIA in the box.
57′ Samuel MALO fires in an attempt forcing Keegan INIA to punch it over the crossbar and give Lupe Ole Soaga the corner.
55′ Free kick to Puaikura after a foul on Kris CARPENTER from Lapalapa TONI.
53′ Free kick to Puaikura after a tackle on Grover HARMON.
50′ Paul RHODES sends a curving attempt just wide of back post.
49′ Anthony HOBBS throws the ball into the box but Renta YAMAMOTO can’t control it before the Lupe Ole Soaga backline clears it away.
48′ Paul RHODES wins the ball over goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI but the offside call is given.
47′ Free kick to Puaikura after a foul on Anthony HOBBS from Lapalapa TONI.
46′ Anthony SAMUELA fires a ball over the crossbar from outside the box.
46′ Puaikura FC kick off the second half.
HALF TIME: PUA 2-0 LUP
45’+1 Pekay EDWARDS attempts to head the ball into goal but goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI dives and just punches the ball away.
45′ One minute additional time.
45′ Free kick to Lupe Ole Soaga after a foul from Paul RHODES.
44′ Maro BONSU-MARO is caught offside.
44′ Four Puaikura players push into the box but Suepasi PELESA wins the ball and looks to counter-attack.
43′ YELLOW CARD Keegan INIA is cautioned.
42′ Lapalapa TONI chases a through ball but can’t reach it before going out of play.
40′ Samuel MALO sends a through ball to Lapalapa TONI but he can’t get it under control before Keegan INIA picks it up.
39′ Paul RHODES sends in a dangerous cross but goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI dives and punches it clear.
39′ Samuel MAOATE-COX sends a long cross to Maro BONSU-MARO but the offside call is given.
36′ Suivai ATAGA is down on the ground after a collision and requires treatment.
34′ Lapalapa TONI attempts a shot from outside the box but sends it well over the crossbar.
33′ Renta YAMAMOTO looks to cross but is blocked by Vaalii FAALOGO.
32′ Suivai ATAGA fires a free kick well over the Puaikura crossbar.
30′ GOAL!!! PUA 2-0 LUP Maro BONSU-MARO follows up a cleared ball by goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI and fires it into the back of the net.
29′ GOAL!!! PUA 1-0 LUP Kris CARPENTER heads a perfect cross from Tyrell BARRINGER-TAHIRI into the back of the net.
28′ Free kick to Puaikura FC after a foul on Maro BONSU-MARO from Lawrie LETUTUSA.
27′ Lapalapa TONI sends in an attempt along the ground from outside the box but goalkeeper Keegan INIA dives on the ball.
26′ Maro BONSU-MARO sends a cross to Pekay EDWARDS but the Lupe Ole Soaga backline clear it for the corner.
25′ Free kick to Lupe Ole Soaga after a foul on Suepasi PELESA from Pekay EDWARDS.
25′ Pekay EDWARDS attempts to cross but goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI picks up the ball.
24′ Maro BONSU-MARO attempts a quick counter-attack but is caught offside.
24′ Lapalapa TONI puts the ball in the back of the net off the free kick but the offside call is given.
23′ Free kick to Lupe Ole Soaga after a foul from Tyrell BARRINGER-TAHIRI.
22′ Paul RHODES sends the free kick straight to the gloves of goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI.
20′ YELLOW CARD Vaalii FAALOGO is cautioned for a foul just outside the penalty box.
19′ Maro BONSU-MARO is caught offside again.
18′ Maro BONSU-MARO crosses to Renta YAMAMOTO but he can’t get the ball under control and sends it out of play.
17′ Free kick to Lupe Ole Soaga after a foul from Maro BONSU-MARO on Lawrie LETUTUSA.
16′ Pekay EDWARDS has an attempt from the goal line but miscues the ball.
15′ Pekay EDWARDS chases a through ball but goalkeeper Faalavelave MATAGI beats him to it.
14′ Paul RHODES heads a ball through for Maro BONSU-MARO but the offside call is given.
12′ Puaikura push into Lupe Ole Soaga’s box but Vaalii FAALOGO clears the ball wide.
12′ Suivai ATAGA has an attempt at goal but is blocked by the Puaikura FC backline.
9′ Free kick to Lupe Ole Soaga after a tackle from Pekay EDWARDS on Lawrie LETUTUSA.
8′ Tyrell BARRINGER-TAHIRI cashes a through ball but can’t reach it before going out of play.
7′ Free kick to Puaikura after a foul on Grover HARMON.
6′ Free kick to Puaikura after a foul on Renta YAMAMOTO.
4′ Anthony HOBBS finds Pekay EDWARDS’ feet but the offside call is given.
3′ Pekay EDWARDS runs the ball up the line and crosses but is blocked by the Lupe Ole Soaga backline.
2′ Maro BONSU-MARO attempts to cross but Vaalii FAALOGO heads the ball clear.
1′ Free kick to Puaikura after a foul from Lapalapa TONI.
1′ Lupe Ole Soaga gets the match underway.
Referee: George TIME (SOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Bernard MUTUKERA (SOL)
Assistant Referee 2: Isaac TREVIS (NZL)
Fourth Official: Mederic LACOUR (NCL)