TAH 1-17 NZL

Tahiti have been defeated 17-1 by defending champions New Zealand in their OFC U-16 Women’s Championship debut.

Tahiti: 1. Vahinerii PURAGA (GK), 2. Hitiana LONG TANG (C), 3. Vahinerii KIMITETE, 4. Joelle TEPEA, 8. Tevahine TERIINOHOPUAITERAI, 9. Christiane TETAVAHI, 10. Tiare TEKAKIOTERAGI, 11. Tahia TAMARII, 13. Heipua KOHEINUI, 14. Vaihei SAMIN, 18. Heidy MARAE.
Substitutes: 16. Hélène TEMUTU (RGK), 5. Naniloa MARO, 6. Lokelani HAUATA, 7. Merehau IOTUA, 12. Vahuariki TUFAUNUI, 15. Ranihei MAHAI, 17. Anais TUUA-TAVE, 19. Corail HARRY, 20. Pare FLORES.

Coach: Stéphanie SPIELMANN (FRA)

New Zealand: 1. Georgia CANDY (GK), 3. Aneka MITTENDORFF (C), 4. Hannah MACKAY-WRIGHT, 5. Amy WATERS, 6. Grace WISNEWSKI, 7. Kelli BROWN, 8. Maya HAHN, 11. Arabella MAYNARD, 12. Macey FRASER, 15. Gabrielle RENNIE, 16. Jayda STEWART.
Substitutes: 13. Rylee GODBOLD (RGK), 2. Shannon TREBES, 9. Margot RAMSAY, 10. Maggie JENKINS, 14. Mackenzie BARRY, 17. Aniela JENSEN, 18. Britney CUNNINGHAM-LEE.

Coach: Leon BIRNIE (NZL)

FULL TIME | Tahiti 1-17 New Zealand 

90’+1 GOAL!! TAH 1-17 NZL | Aniela JENSEN fires the ball past Vahinerii PURAGA after another strong New Zealand build-up

90′ Four minutes additional time

90′ Kelli BROWN sends a close range attempt over the Tahiti crossbar

88′ GOAL!! TAH 1-16 NZL | Kelli BROWN follows up a dropped save from Vahinerii PURAGA and taps the ball into goal 

87′ Kelli BROWN has another attempt from just inside the box but the ball curves and travels across the goal face

85′ Back-to-back corners as Tahiti try to hold out the defending champions

83′ Kelli BROWN charges after a through ball but the offside call is given

81′ SUB TAH | Vaihei SAMIN is replaced by Lokelani HAUATA

80′ Maggie JENKINS receives the ball, turns and shoots but sends the attempt wide of goal

77′ Vahinerii PURAGA is on the ground requiring treatment

72′ GOAL!! TAH 1-15 NZL | Substitute Maggie JENKINS gets another on the scorecard  

68′ Free kick to Tahiti after a foul from Kelli BROWN on the Tahiti goal line

66′ SUB TAH | Christiane TETAVAHI is replaced by Vahuariki TUFAUNUI 

61′ SUB NZL | Grace WISNEWSKI is replaced by Aniela JENSEN 

59′ With the Tahiti backline sitting deeper, New Zealand still dominates possession but is finding less gaps to play through

56′ Free kick to Tahiti after a foul on Vaihei SAMIN

55′ SUB TAH | Heidy MARAE makes room for Naniloa MARO

53′ GOAL!! TAH 1-14 NZL | Grace WISNEWSKI perfectly places the ball pass Vahinerii PURAGA and into goal at back post

52′ GOAL!! TAH 1-13 NZL | Arabella MAYNARD gets another goal under her belt

52′ New Zealand earns a free kick just outside the Tahiti box but Maggie JENKINS sends the attempt just wide of goal

50′ GOAL!! TAH 1-12 NZL |  Grace WISNEWSKI beats both Hitiana LONG TANG and Vahinerii PURAGA then places the ball in goal

49′ Amy WATERS sends a curving ball towards goal but it drifts just over the crossbar

47′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-11 NZL | Substitute Maggie JENKINS makes her presence known quickly, finding the net a minute after taking the field

46′ SUB NZL | Both Jayda STEWART and Maya HAHN make room for Maggie JENKINS and Margot RAMSAY 

46′ New Zealand get the second half underway

HALF-TIME | Tahiti 1-10 New Zealand 

45’+2 GOAL!!! TAH 1-10 NZL | An unmarked Maya HAHN fires a screamer into the back of the net  

45′ Three minutes additional time

45′ GOAL!! TAH 1-9 NZL | Kelli BROWN follows up Arabella MAYNARD’s saved attempt

43′ Vahinerii PURAGA is on the ground requiring treatment after a collision

42′ Grace WISNEWSKI manages the ball past Vahinerii PURAGA  but the attempt rolls across the goal face and out of play

41′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-8 NZL | A precise kick from Kelli BROWN drops down and into the goal 

38′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-7 NZL | Grace WISNEWSKI follows a through ball then defeats Vahinerii PURAGA in the 1v1

35′ Arabella MAYNARD chases a through ball but Vahinerii PURAGA runs out to meet it first

33′ New Zealand find the net off the corner but the offside call is given

32′ Vahinerii KIMITETE blocks an attempt from Jayda STEWART but gives New Zealand the corner

31′ Back-to-back impressive saves from Vahinerii PURAGA, denying a goal for Jayda STEWART

31′ Macey FRASER sends in a hard ball along the ground but Vahinerii PURAGA makes the save

30′ Maya HAHN attempts to cross but can’t get enough angle on the kick and sends it straight to Vahinerii PURAGA

29′ Gabrielle RENNIE has plenty of time to line up an attempt but sends the ball straight to Vahinerii PURAGA

28′ Kelli BROWN chases a long ball into the box but Vahinerii PURAGA runs out and beats her to it

27′ Amy WATERS sends in a dangerous cross but Vahinerii KIMITETE just manages to get a foot to it then clear

23′ YELLOW CARD | Christiane TETAVAHI is cautioned for a hard tackle

23′ Jayda STEWART chases a ball from Macey FRASER into the box but Vahinerii PURAGA beats her to it

21′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-6 NZL | Arabella MAYNARD runs the ball down the length of the Tahiti half and places the ball into the back of the net

19′ Jayda STEWART sends the ball across the Tahiti goal face and out of play

17′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-5 NZL | Arabella MAYNARD calmly places the ball into the back of the net after receiving the ball in front of goal

13′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-4 NZL | Heipua KOHEINUI counter attacks, firing a long range shot out of Georgia CANDY’s reach

12′ GOAL!!! TAH 0-4 NZL | Kelli BROWN brings New Zealand’s tally to four 

10′ GOAL!!! TAH 0-3 NZL | Kelli BROWN earns her hat trick after connecting to the free kick

10′ YELLOW CARD | Tevahine TERIINOHOPUAITERAI is cautioned for a tackle just outside the Tahiti box

6′ Maya HAHN sends in a cross but no New Zealand player comes to meet it

5′ GOAL!! TAH 0-2 NZL | Kelli BROWN find the net again after another strong build up of play 

4′ Jayda STEWART has an attempt under pressure but the shot drifts just wide of goal

3′ GOAL!! TAH 0-1 NZL | Kelli BROWN receives a pass in front of goal, cuts left then shoots into goal

3′ Arabella MAYNARD receives a pass at the top of the box but sends her attempt at goal straight to Vahinerii PURAGA

1′ Free kick to Tahiti after a foul from Aneka MITTENDORFF on Heipua KOHEINUI

1′ Tahiti get the match underway

Match Officials
Referee: Sioane MAU (ASA)
Assistant Referee 1: Shama MAEMAE (SOL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jacinta TANGA (VAN)
Fourth Official: Talalei FAALAVAAU (ASA)

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