PNG's Jacob Sabua and Tahiti's Mauarii Tehini during their clash in Port Moresby. Image: OFC Media

Papua New Guinea have left their loss at home behind them to claim a 2-1 victory over Tahiti at Stade Pater this evening, keeping their hopes of an OFC Stage 3 final spot alive.

Tahiti: 1. Mikaël ROCHE (GK), 4. Matatia PAAMA, 6. Tunoa TEVAEARAI, 7. Marama AMAU, 9. Manarii PORLIER, 10. Teaonui TEHAU (C), 11. Sylvain GRAGLIA, 14. Jay WARREN, 15. Heimano BOUREBARE, 117. Tamatoa TETAUIRA, 19. Lorenzo TEHAU
Substitutes: 2. Jonathan TEHAU, 3. Taumihau TIATIA, 5. Rooarii ROO, 8. Manuarii HAUATA, 12. Mauarii TEHINA, 13. Tauhiti KECK, 6. Bruno TETUANUI (GK), 21. Fred TISSOT, 22. Tefai FAEHAU, 23. Stevens HIRIGA (GK)

Coach: Ludovic GRAUGNARD (FRA)

Papua New Guinea: 2.. Ronald WARISAN (GK), 2. Abel REDENUT, 3. Richard ALOIS, 4. Alwin KOMOLONG, 5. Felix KOMOLONG, 7. Raymond GUNEMBA, 8. Michael FOSTER (C), 9. Nigel DABINYABA, 14. Emmanuel SIMON, 17. Jacob SABUA, 19. Clement WILLIS,
Substitutes: 1. Kusuga KOMOLONG (GK), 6. Patrick AISA, 12. Samuel KINI, 15. Philip STEVEN, 16. Giwi SIMON,  22. Donovan MURRAY
Suspended: 10. David BROWNE

Coach: Flemming SERRITSLEV (DEN)

FULL TIME | Tahiti 1-2 Papua New Guinea

90’+4′ Another close call as Tahiti almost equalise, WARISAN comes to the edge to slide in for control of the ball

90’+3′ GOAL!!! TAH 1-2 PNG | Tauhiti KECK catches PNG unawares slotting past under WARISAN

90’+2′ SUB PNG | Raymond GUNEMBA is replaced by Samuel KINI

90’+1′ GRAGLIA takes on F. KOMOLONG who manages to hustle the ball out for a corner

90′ A minimum of three minutes additional time

89′ TISSOT gives away possession in the middle of the field and there’s a wide advance from PNG

85′ GRAGLIA in front of goal pops the ball out to KECK who hits it sweetly with his left. WARISAN fumbles the save but it’s covered by the defence

82′ Ball is sent in towards goal but KECK can’t get a decent touch to finish

80′ SIMON fouls BOUREBARE and Tahiti have the ball in the middle of the park

79′ Jay WARREN wins a free kick after a tussle on the sideline with Michael FOSTER

76′ YELLOW CARD | Heimano BOUREBARE cautioned after catching Jacob SABUA

74′ SUB TAH | Fred TISSOT replaces Tunoa TEVAERAI

74′ GOAL!!! TAH 0-2 PNG | Perseverance from AISA to win the ball, he finds GUNEMBA who curls the ball over the keeper

73′ Cleared by Tahiti but it’s a corner so the danger isn’t over yet

72′ Emmanuel SIMON sending in a kick at the other end of the pitch

70′ Free kick for Tahiti and it’s KECK with the delivery and WARISAN has been knocked down but the ball is out

67′ WARISAN comes out of his area to clear but A. KOMOLONG comes in to clear

64′ Jay WARREN twice tries to head the ball to KECK but can’t get past the defender

62′ GOAL!! TAH 0-1 PNG | Patrick AISA heads the ball round the defence and into the net

61′ Matatia PAAMA puts the ball out for a corner which GUNEMBA is set to deliver

60′ SUB TAH | Manaraii PORLIER makes room for Tauhiti KECK

57′ PORLIER holds onto the ball bringing to the line and cutting it back but the touch in is halted

56′ GRAGLIA goes 1v1 but WARISAN slides the ball off his foot for a corner

56′ T.TEHAU on the break this time but he too fires well wide

55′ GUNEMBA breaks through the backline but two defenders have given chase doing enough to see him send his effort wide

54′ Abel REDENUT with a foul on T. TEHAU sees the striker put a lovely ball into the area but it’s claimed by PNG

50′ The ball rolls long for ROCHE and DABINYABA opts not to give chase on this occasion

49′ YELLOW CARD | Felix KOMOLONG picks up a caution for that tackle

49′ Sliding challenge from Felix KOMOLONG on Teaonui TEHAU catches the strikers ankle

49′ The ball is curled in at goal but cleared out the other side

48′ PNG have a corner after testing ROCHE’s reflexes

46′ Back underway at Stade Pater for the second half

HALF-TIME SUB | Lorenzo TEHAU is replaced by brother Jonathan for Tahiti / Richard ALOIS makes room for Patrick AISA

HALF-TIME | Tahiti 0-0 Papua New Guinea

45’+4′ GUNEMBA gives chase but the ball has been put too long out of his reach

45’+3′ Papua New Guinea put the ball out after Clement WILLIS hits the ground and requires treatment

45′ A minimum of four minutes additional time

45′ Richard ALOIS in the Tahitian box but his header turns into more of a clearance

44′ A. KOMOLONG with the ball at the back

42′ T. TEHAU and PORLIER again try something but the backline shut them down once more

41′ A chance for Tahiti as PNG can’t clear the ball, Manaraii PORLIER sees T. TEHAU and plays across the top of the box but it’s a poor volley

38′ A unique clearance from WARISAN and he seems to have injured Lorenzo TEHAU in the process

38′ GUNEMBA holds onto the ball well and manages to get a cross in but he’s unable to put a big enough cut back on it and ROCHE claims at the near post

37′ Hard work from T. TEHAU deep in the opposing corner but he fouls the defender and its a turnover

34′ Well-timed tackle from Heimano BOUREBARE to take the ball from an advancing DABINYABA

33′ Jacob SABUA takes a knock in a challenge but recovers to continue

31′ GUNEMBA unleashes a cracking shot across the goal, ROCHE gets a fist to punch it away

30′ Free kick delivered into the box by PNG but Tahiti clear and counter quickly

26′ YELLOW CARD | Jay WARREN picks up a caution

26′ YELLOW CARD | Nigel DABINYABA is cautioned after that challenge on the keeper

26′ Nigel DABINYABA keeps going after ROCHE fumbles the ball and he may have clipped the keeper with his boot, but he’s at least sent a close range effort right in his face

25′ GUNEBMA back in his feet delivering the free kick into the box

22′ Tamatoa TETAUIRA comes through Raymond GUNEMBA from behind and the striker is looking uncomfortable

21′ A. KOMOLONG plays WARISAN at the back and the keeper decides to dribble the ball himself out back out the right

20′ Alwin KOMOLONG loops the ball into the box from a free kick but ROCHE off his line to claim

18′ Great ball from Teaonui TEHAU to find GRAGLIA lurking out wide and Tahiti are again stopped only by WARISAN

16′ GRAGLIA goes 1v1 with keeper and shoots live but Ronald WARISAN gets his glove to it

15′ Lorenzo TEHAU and Clement WILLIS both leaps for a high ball and the PNG defender hits the deck

12′ First real effort that Tahiti has had on goal but Sylvain GRAGLIA has already led the ball out before the cross

9′ Referee Matt CONGER has a quiet word to Lorenzo TEHAU

8′ Papua New Guinea is heaping the pressure on Tahiti as they press forward

7′ Powerful effort from Nigel DABINYABA hits side-net

4′ A shot from PNG is pushed over the goal by Mikael ROCHE for a corner

1′ Raymond GUNEMBA kicks things off in Papeete

Match Officials
: Matthew CONGER (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Tevita MAKASINI (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark RULE (NZL)
Fourth Official: Joel HOPKEN (VAN)

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