SAM 2-2 FIJ

Credit: OFC via Phototek

Samoa and Fiji have fought to a 2-2 draw on Match Day 3 of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship.

Samoa: 1. Katarina AH SUI (GK), 2. Renee ATONIO, 3. Hunter MALAKI, 4. Epi TAFILI, 5. Mariecamilla AH KI, 6. Sonya TANUVASA, 7. Rachael TAGATAULI, 8. Liana SOIFUA, 9. Tianna SEKONA, 10. Shalom FISO (C), 12. Talaiesea MULITALO.

Substitutes: 18. Jecky TOMA (RGK), 11. Matalena FASSAVALU, 13. Mole SAOFAIGA, 14. Emele PALETASALA, 15. Natiflo PEREIRA, 16. Conzuella VATU, 17. Vineta FALEAANA.

Coach: Martin TAMASESE (SAM)

Fiji: 1. Ateca TUWAI (GK), 2. Cecelia NAINIMA, 3. Mereoni TORA, 5. Veniana RANADI, 7. Koleta LIKUCULACULA, 9. Asenaca DIRANUVE, 10. Luisa TAMANITOAKULA (C), 11. Cema NASAU, 12. Silina QARAWAQA, 13. Louisa SIMMONS, 16. Aliza HUSSEIN.
Substitutes: 20. Maria PARR (RGK), 4. Sekola WAQANIDROLA, 6. Ledua SENISEA, 8. Timaima VUNIYAYAWA, 14. Miriama BAKANICEVA, 15. Maca RALAGI, 17. Miliana BUREITAU, 18. Cynthia DUTT, 19. Laca TIKOSAYA.

Coach: Saroj KUMAR (FIJ)

FULL TIME | Samoa 2-2 Fiji

90’+1 GOAL!!! SAM 2-2 FIJ | Luisa TAMANITOAKULA fires the free kick into the back of the net 

90’+1 Free kick to Fiji after a foul from Epi TAFILI just outside the Samoa box

90′ Four minutes additional time

89′ Cema NASAU’s cross is blocked by Hunter MALAKI but goes out of play to give Fiji a corner kick

89′ Play resumes with a throw-in from Silina QARAWAQA

88′ Shalom FISO is on the ground receiving treatment

87′ Cema NASAU has another long range attempt but Jecky TOMA has plenty of time to pick it up

86′ Tianna SEKONA nearly makes a break for goal but Miliana BUREITAU sweeps in and clears the ball wide

85′ Cema NASAU fires the free kick well wide of goal

85′ SUB SAM | Natiflo PEREIRA makes room for Talaiesea MULITALO 

84′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul from Hunter MALAKI just outside the Samoa box

82′ Cecelia NAINIMA turns and shoots but sends the ball just wide of the Samoa goal

82′ Renee ATONIO stops a dangerous build up from Fiji but gives away the corner

81′ SUB FIJ | Mole SAOFAIGA is replaced by Vineta FALEAANA 

80′ Talaiesea MULITALO is on the ground receiving treatment

80′ Fiji send numbers into the box but still can’t get past the Samoa backline

78′ YELLOW CARD | Talaiesea MULITALO is cautioned for a tackle 

78′ Cema NASAU sends the free kick wide of goal

77′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul from Renee ATONIO just outside the Samoa box

76′ Silina QARAWAQA has a long range attempt but sends the ball well wide of the Samoa goal

75′ Fiji press high and put the Samoa backline under pressure

73′ Pressure from Koleta LIKUCULACULA forces Mariecamilla AH KI to clear the ball wide

73′ Liana SOIFUA sends a dangerous through ball but Ateca TUWAI runs out to meet it first

72′ Hunter MALAKI fires the free kick over the Fiji crossbar

71′ RED CARD | Mereoni TORA receives her second yellow card and is given her marching orders for a foul just outside the Fiji box 

70′ SUB SAM | Sonya TANUVASA makes room for Emele PALETASALA 

69′ Ateca TUWAI gets her hand to a high attempt but sends the ball out for a Samoa corner

69′ Tianna SEKONA lines up a shot at goal but miscues the ball allowing Ateca TUWAI to pick it up without pressure

67′ Free kick to Samoa after a foul on Rachael TAGATAULI inside Samoa’s half

65′ Ateca TUWAI wins the ball but Cema NASAU has come off the field to receive treatment after a collision during the corner

65′ Corner kick for Samoa

63′ GOAL!! SAM 2-1 FIJ | Shalom FISO sends a high ball over Ateca TUWAI’s hands from outside the Fiji box

61′ SUB FIJ | Aliza HUSSEIN is replaced by Timaima VUNIYAYAWA 

61′ GOAL!! SAM 1-1 FIJ | Hunter MALAKI sends the free kick straight into the back of the net 

60′ YELLOW CARD | Mereoni TORA is cautioned for a foul just outside the Fiji box 

59′ Jecky TOMA is beaten but Rachael TAGATAULI runs back and clears the ball from the line before Luisa TAMANITOAKULA can finish

58′ Back-to-back attempts from Cema NASAU are blocked by Jecky TOMA and the Samoa backline

55′ YELLOW CARD | Aliza HUSSEIN is cautioned after a collision with Renee ATONIO 

54′ GOAL!! SAM 0-1 FIJ | Cema NASAU fires the ball over Jecky TOMA’s hand and into the net from the edge of the box 

53′ Hunter MALAKI has an attempt off the free kick but fires the ball wide of goal and out of play

52′ Free kick to Samoa after a foul on Shalom FISO in the centre of the Fiji half

50′ Shalom FISO connects with a high ball in the Fiji box but can’t get the ball under control before she is tackled

49′ Free kick to Samoa after a foul on Sonya TANUVASA just inside the Fiji half

47′ Cema NASAU has an attempt from outside the box but can’t get enough power behind the shot to challenge Jecky TOMA

46′ Samoa get the second half underway

HALF-TIME | Samoa 0-0 Fiji

45’+5 Rachael TAGATAULI fires the ball towards goal from the top of the box but Ateca TUWAI jumps and manages to catch the attempt at full stretch

45’+3 Asenaca DIRANUVE sends in a dangerous attempt along the ground but Jecky TOMA dives and catches the ball

45’+2 Cema NASAU chops left then attempts to cross but can’t get enough angle on the ball and sends it out of play

45′ Samoa scrambled to deny another attempt at goal from Fiji, giving the Melanesians another corner kick

45′ Five minutes additional time

45′ Jecky TOMA punches Cema NASAU’s kick out for another corner

44′ Cema NASAU’s attempt at goal is blocked by Epi TAFILI but earns Fiji the corner kick

44′ Luisa TAMANITOAKULA sends the free kick straight into Samoa’s wall of players

43′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul from Renee ATONIO just outside the Samoa box

42′ Fiji pass the ball around inside Samoa’s half but can’t break through the backline

40′ Shalom FISO makes a run towards goal but the offside call is given

39′ Cema NASAU has a long range attempt but Jecky TOMA makes an easy catch

38′ Shalom FISO sprints after a ball rolling towards the Fiji goal but Ateca TUWAI runs out of her box and clears the ball up the field

37′ Liana SOIFUA sends a through ball but no Samoa player chases

36′ Rachael TAGATAULI tries to send a through ball but puts too much weight behind it, allowing plenty of time for Ateca TUWAI to pick it up

36′ Cema NASAU attempts to cross but can’t get enough angle on the ball and sends it out of play

35′ Shalom FISO chases a through ball but Cecelia NAINIMA guides it until it is in Ateca TUWAI’s reach to pick up

34′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul from Talaiesea MULITALO on Veniana RANADI just inside the Fiji half

33′ Cema NASAU sends the free kick towards the top corner of Samoa’s goal but Jecky TOMA jumps up and catches the ball

32′ Sonya TANUVASA crosses the ball into the Fiji box but no Samoa player chases the ball

31′ Play resumes with a free kick from the Samoa box

30′ SUB SAM | Jecky TOMA puts her gloves on to replace an injured Katarina AH SUI 

29′ Katarina AH SUI is carried off the field by stretcher

25′ The referee has stopped play while Katarina AH SUI receives treatment on the field

22′ Katarina AH SUI wins a 1v1 against Asenaca DIRANUVE but the collision leaves her on the ground requiring treatment

22′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul on Veniana RANADI just inside the Samoa half

21′ Pressure from the Fiji attack force Renee ATONIO to clear the ball wide

19′ Cema NASAU stretches out to receive a ball in the Samoa box but can’t line up an attempt at goal before the Samoa backline sweep in to clear the ball

18′ Cema NASAU fires the ball towards goal but Katarina AH SUI pulls off an impressive punching save before the Samoa backline clear the ball wide

17′ Luisa TAMANITOAKULA charges into the box for a 1v1 with Katarina AH SUI but the keeper wins the ball

17′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul on Koleta LIKUCULACULA just inside the Samoa half

14′ Free kick to Fiji after a foul on Asenaca DIRANUVE just outside the Samoa box

13′ Koleta LIKUCULACULA turns and shoots from the top of the box but the ball drifts just over the crossbar

12′ Asenaca DIRANUVE connects her head to a cross but Katarina AH SUI catches the attempt at goal

11′ Shalom FISO has an attempt from well outside the box but can’t get enough power behind the ball to challenge Ateca TUWAI

10′ Hunter MALAKI tries to guide the ball out but pressure from Luisa TAMANITOAKULA forces her to clear it wide

8′ Cema NASAU sends the corner kick into the side net of the Samoa goal

7′ Luisa TAMANITOAKULA puts the Samoa backline under pressure but can’t keep the ball under control and sends it out of play

6′ Shalom FISO makes a run down the line but Mereoni TORA slides in to send the ball wide and out of play

4′ Luisa TAMANITOAKULA sends in a dangerous cross but the ball is headed clear by the Samoa backline

3′ Cema NASAU sends a through ball but no Fiji player comes to meet it before it rolls out of play

2′ Hunter MALAKI sends in the free kick but Ateca TUWAI is the first to the ball

2′ Free kick to Samoa after a foul on Rachael TAGATAULI

1′ Fiji get the match underway

-1′ A moment of silence in remembrance of Fiji women’s youth international Francine Lockington, who passed away on Saturday.

Match Officials
Referee: Morgan ARCHER (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephanie MINAN (PNG)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola HOLIKA (TGA)
Fourth Official:  Tapaita LELENGA (TGA)

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