Marie-Laure Palene in action during the OFC U-19 Women's Championship last month. Credit: OFC via Phototek

New Caledonia have triumphed in their opening OFC U-16 Women’s Championship encounter after beating Samoa 6-0.

Samoa: 1. Meripa SEUMANUTAFA (GK), 3. Sina SATARAKA, 4. Michayla CHAMBERLAIN, 5. Tiare TUIMAVAVE, 7. Alisa TUATAGALOA, 8. Zoe RUBY, 9. Madeleen AH KI, 12. Helina PAULO, 14. Mata TALIU, 15. Vineta FALEAANA, 18. Andreya HALL
Substitutes: 2. Angie VON HEIDERBRANDT, 6. Faith TAEOALII, 10. Nagem UIAGALELEI, 11. Kaylani LAUTAIMI, 13. Paepae TUITAMA, 20. Alana TUALAULELEI (GK)

Coach: Guillermo SCHILTENWOLF (ARG)

New Caledonia: 1. Lorenza HNAMANO (GK), 2. Justine MALAXAN, 3. Cheyenne CIWE, 4. Babette SIMANE, 5. Melissa IEKAWE, 6. Lucinda KOINDREDI, 7. Imelda QENEGEI, 8. Jackie PAHOA, 9. Katinka TAKAMATSU, 10. Marie-Laure PALENE, 11. Edsy MATAO, 12. Ismaella WEDEMERINWI, 17. Chloé UFEPI, 18. Anne-Laure ANGEXETINE, 19. Lorna TARAWIE
Substitutes: 13. Alizé SAKILIA, 14. Loéa AJAPUHNYA, 15. Fiona IHAGE, 16. Marthe KATRAWA, 20. Serena HULIWA (GK)

Coach: Matthieu DELCROIX (FRA)

FULL TIME | Samoa 0-6 New Caledonia

90’+4′ An advance for New Caledonia is closed down

90′ There will be a minimum of five minutes additional time

88′ GOAL!!! SAM 0-6 NCL | Jackie PAHOA is finally rewarded for some excellent work throughout the match with a goal of her own

86′ SUB NCL | Katinka TAKAMATSU is replaced by Fiona IHAGE

86′ A chance for Samoa as they counter, the offside flag goes up

84′ Samoa’s Tiare TUIMAVAVE goes down near the half-way and it looks like cramp

80’An insane save from HMAMANO who is on the deck scrambling before smothering the ball


76’Another sliding challenge from IWKAWE this time on UIAGALEILEI and a free kick is awarded

74′ SUB NCL | Marie-Laure PALENE is replaced by Marthe KATRAWA

72′ SEUMANUTAFA makes a great aerial save

70′ Big tackle on TYUMAVAVE by IEKAWE but she’s got the ball

69′ A pass from Samoa takes a touch off Lucinda IEKAWE slowing it for HNAMANO

67′ A chance for Samoa as Tiare TUIMAVAE sees the keeper come off her line and although she has her beat with her chip, it dips behind the cross bar

66′ SUB SAM | Paepae TUITAMA replaces Mata TALIU

65′ GOAL!!! SAM 0-5 NCL | TAKAMATSU adds another to her growing tally 

61′ SUB NCL | Edsy MATAO is replaced by Alize SAKILIA

59′ PAHOA races in to steal the ball off the foot of UIAGALELEI, she shoots but gets side-net

58′ A big challenge from SATARAKA on PALENE sees a free kick sent in but the keeper makes a save

55′ GOAL!!! SAM 0-4 NCL | New Caledonia go to four – with an own goal helping add to their tally

53′ PAHOA receives on the run but her cross is put out for a corner by Helina PAULO

51′ GOAL!!! SAM 0-3 NCL | Katinka TAKAMATSU receives a low pass, takes a couple of touches and smashes it inside the post

50′ PALENE wins in the centre and lays the ball long for MATAO to chase, it rolls out for a throw

47′ New Caledonia under early pressure with  sub UIAGALELEI forcing the defenders to scurry away a clearance

46′ The second half gets underway

HALF-TIME SUB SAM | Zoe RUBY is replaced by Nagem UIAGALELEI

HALF-TIME | Samoa 0-2 New Caledonia

45’+3′ TAKAMATSU shoots off her left foot but a fantastic save from SEUMANUTAFA sees the ball pushed wide

45’+2′ Samoa have a free kick

45’+1′ SUB SAM | Alisa TUATAGALOA is replaced by Kaylani LAUTAIMI

45′ A minimum of five minutes additional time

45′ Great build-up from Samoa who are just being held off by New Caledonia for the moment

43′ Samoa’s injured player is captain Alisa TUATAGALOG and she is still receiving treatment

42′ SEUMANUTAFA dives low to make a crucial save

42′ A low shot from PAHOA is pushed just wide of the upright

41′ A Samoa player has taken a knock and is helped to the sideline to receive treatment

40′ GOAL!!! SAM 0-2 NCL | A rapid counter attack from New Caledonia is well finished by Edsy MATAO

39′ Madeleen AH KI carries the ball up the left but plays her pass straight to the feet of SIMANE

38′ PALENE tries to create something in the middle and eventually decides to shoot but it’s halted

36′ A long ball from PAHOA is well controlled by TAKAMATSU this time. She lines up a shot but the block from FALEAANA denies

36′ PAHOA intercepts and puts a great ball through to TAKAMATSU whose first touch isn’t fantastic

34′ Back underway and PAHOA is making a great run to put pressure on Mata TALIU who does manage to clear


30′ GOAL!!! SAM 0-1 NCL | Katinka TAKAMATSU capitalises on a scramble in the box to give her side the lead

29′ FALEAANA is given the ‘no more’ signal from the referee after a challenge

28′ A wee shove in the back from Zoe RUBY on PALENE gives possession back to New Caledonia

27′ Jackie PAHOA puts in an excellent cross but Vineta FALEAANA rises to head clear

25′ Lorenza HNAMANO comes outside her box to clear and has to back track quickly to save a shot from SATARAKA

22′ Sina SATARAKA sends a corner across the face of the goal but eventually its a corner from the other side

21′ Babette SIMANE puts the ball out for a Samoa throw deep in the New Caledonia corner

20′ TAKAMATSU drifts too high and the offside flag goes up

18′ Great movement through the middle from Marie-Laure Palene but she’s halted by Madeleen AH KI

16′ New Caledonia is awarded a free kick but don’t hold possession long with Samoa quickly on the counter attack

15′ Corner for New Caledonia is cleared out of the penalty area

13′ PAHOA sees TAKAMATSU sitting on the back line and sends but sees the ball headed away

12′ SATARAKA takes the free kick giving it enough to beat the well but sends it over the cross bar

10’Poor goal kick is claimed at the edge of the box by Sina SATARAKA who is taken out and a free kick right on the top of the box is awarded

9′ Mata TALIU holds the ball well up the right but persistance from Cheyanne CIWE sees her win the ball

8’A decent free kick drops on the edge of the area but KOINDREDI clears

5′ Lucinda KOINDREDI puts the ball over the Samoa defence but gives it too much making it an easy claim for SEUMANUTAFA

3’No flag up as Katinka TAKAMATSU goes 1v1 with Meripa SEUMANUTAFA but flashes her shot at the side net

3′ Jacky PAHOA dribbles up the left but Michayla CHAMBERLIN puts it out for a corner

1′ UNDERWAY | Samoa kicks us off on Match Day 2 of the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship

Match Officials
Referee: Torika DELAI (FIJ)
Assistant Referee 1: Lonisa DILIONI (FIJ)
Assistant Referee 2: Anna PANGA (PNG)
Fourth Official: Tapaita LELENGA (TGA)


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