Tefana 2-0 Rewa

Rewa are chasing first points against hosts AS Tefana. Image: OFC via Massimo Colombini


AS Tefana have secured six points from two matches after beating Rewa 2-0 at Stade Pater in Tahiti on the second day of OFC Champions League Group D action.

AS Tefana: 1. Stevens HIRIGA (GK),  4. Tehevarii LUDIVON, 5. Viritua TIAIHO, 6. Tunoa TEVAERAI, 7. Temarii TINORUA, 11. Sylvain GRAGLIA, 12. Alvin TEHAU, 13. Stanley ATANI, 16. Manutea TAAE, 18. Kaena ONUU, 19. Heimano BOUREBARE
Substitutes: 2. Farearii TUTEINA, 3. Taumihau TIATIA, 8. Jess HOROI, 9. Tehina TEMORERE, 10. Tautua LUCAS,  14. Jonathan TEHAU, 15. Jean Claude CHANG KOEI CHANG, 22. Nicolas VALLAR, 23. Moana PITO (GK), 25. Toriki GUYOT, 30. Lorenzo TEHAU

Coach: Sébastien LABAYEN (TAH)

Rewa FC: 1. Simione TAMANISAU (GK), 3. Lorima DAU, 4. Josaketi TAMUDU, 5. Mitieli NAMUKA, 8. Marcelo TANNUS, 11. Madhwan GOUNDER, 12. Tevita WARANAIVALU, 14. Epeli SAUKURU, 15. Elias SILVA, 16. Amani MAKOE, 20. Samuela KAUTOGA
Substitutes: 7. Usaia TADAU,  9. Iosefo VEREVOU, 10. Savenaca NAKALEVU, 13. Kohei MATSUMOTO, 17. Koalasito POSIANO, 18. Taione KEREVANUA, 19. Vuniuni TIKOMAIMEREKE, 21. Manasa WAQAVOU (GK)
Suspended: 2. Peniame DROVA, 6. Diego GALVAO

Coach: Marika RODU (FIJ)

FULL-TIME | Tefana 2-0 Rewa

90’+2′ An attempt at a back heel flick from VEREVOU at the near post is thwarted by HIRIGA

90’+1′ Another decent attempt from Tefana is just wide

90′ A minimum of three minutes additional time

89′ HIRIGA palms the ball out for another Rewa corner

88′ Lorenzo TEHAU’s shot is hindered only by a deflection which sends it off the upright for a corner

88′ Tefana on attack finding gaps in between the players

87′ The flag goes up on Marcelo JUNIOR who is well off

86′ Despite being a man down Tefana continue to put pressure on Rewa who aren’t looking as structured as when they started

85′ SUB TEF | A final change for Tefana sees Jonathan TEHAU replace Manutea TAAE

83′ SUB REW | Third and final sub for Rewa sees Iosefo VEREVOU replace Elias SILVA

83′ RED CARD | BOUREBARE heads to the sheds early after picking up a second caution

81′ YELLOW CARD | Heimano BOUREBARE will miss Tefana’s next match following his second caution in as many games

80′ Rewa on the attack but struggling to get in close to goal as a shot is flashed over from outside the area

79′ Just ahead of the sub a free kick was awarded on the corner of the area, it’s taken strong but stopped by TAMANISAU

78′ SUB REW | Epeli SAUKURU is replaced by Vuniuci TIKOMAIMEREKE

77′ Tefana on attack and the cros s is sent middle from the left and Josateki TAMUDU races in to clear

76′ GOAL!!! TEF 2-0 REW | Viritua TIAIHO is on target for Tefana from the penalty spot

75′ Referee Campbell-Kirk WAUGH deems a foul in the Rewa area and points to the spot

74′ A fumble from TAMANISAU is almost capitalised on by GRAGLIA but the keeper manages to recover – just

73′ JUNIOR makes a break up the right after finding a loose ball but can’t get the ball middle

72′ YELLOW CARD | Substitute Koalasito POSIANO is cautioned

71′ SUB TEF | Temarii TINORUA is replaced by Lorenzo TEHAU

68′ ATANI chases down the ball with DAU and TAMANISAU to beat

67′ SUB TEF | Kaena ONUU makes room for Taumihau TIATIA

66′ SUB REW | Mitieli NAMUKA is replaced by Koalasito POSIANO

65′ TAMANISAU makes an unconventional save to deny ATANI

64′ Back up the other end yet again and Rewa win a corner as HIRIGA has to push clear

63′ Another fantastic cross from GRAGLIA finds the head of  ATANI who sends it just over

62′ Two efforts at either end and the keepers the saviours on both occasions

61′ GRAGLIA with an excellent run into the area and a wicked cross for TINORUA who can’t quite get the finish he wants

59′ TINORUA with a decent effort the flashes outside the upright

55′ TIAIHO smashes the ball directly into the tw0-man wall allowing Rewa to head upfield in possession

55′ Tefana have a man down on the far side of the pitch who needs some treatment before play can get back underway

53′ YELLOW CARD | Elias SILVA is cautioned for Rewa

52′ GRAGLIA flicks the ball at goal but has given it too much lift and it sails over the crossbar

51′ HIRIGA stops a shot at the front post and Tefana launch a counter attack

51′ Long ball from theback sent by Amani MAKOE puts Tefana under pressure

49′ Offside from Tefana and a long ball comes all the way back to HIRIGA who calmly plays it out

46′ Back underway with an early foul on GOUNDAR

HALF-TIME | AS Tefana 1-0 Rewa

45′ A minimum of one minute additional time

45′ GOAL!!! TEF 1-0 REW | Stanley ATANI fires in from close range at the near post finishing off a rapid counter-attack for Tefana

45′ HIRIGA slides in a save as Elias SILVA looks to break the line

44′ ATANI tries to work into the area but it’s not working so they switch sides

42′ Rewa on attack and somehow Alvin TEHAU manages to clear the ball

40′ HIRIGA does outstandingly well to stop a close range effort from Marcelo JUNIOR

37′ Viritua TIAIHO makes a great sliding block to halt a through ball

36′ GRAGLIA dribbles into the box and cuts the ball back for an arriving TINORUA but there’s bodies everywhere and no clean path to goal

34′ Kaena ONUU tries to find GRAGLIA up front but gives too much oomph to his delivery

33′ Great vision from WARANAIVALU to pick out Marcelo JUNIOR on the left but the flag goes up on the Brazilian

31′ Manutea TAAE skips his way into the box but can’t beat the last defender who sends the ball out for a throw

31′ DAU leaps high to head away a goal-tracking cross from out left

28′ Free kick 15m off the corner of the box for Rewa, HIRIGA gets minimal contact but is forunate his defenders cover

27′ Manutea TAAE plays back to HIRIGA who has to play away from goal with GOUNDAR racing at him

25′ GRAGLIA goes solo up the left, his cross whips past A.TEHAU for TINORUA who touches down and fires but TAMANISAU punches for a corner

23′ HIRIGA has to stretch this time to deny a powerful effort Tevita WARANIIVALU

22′ Free kick delivered by Lorima DAU but well taken by HIRIGA

22′ A few second after the restart and it’s Elias SILVA who has gone down this time

21′ A short break for the two sides as Mitieli NAMUKA requries treatment

19′ GOUNDAR dribbles in from the left and puts in a decent low cross but it’s bundled away by a couple of defenders

17′ GRAGLIA at the top left corner attempts a bicycle kick but doesn’t connect perfectly

16′ HIRIGA kust gets his right hand to a shot from Elepi SAUKURU to deny the opening goal

13′ YELLOW CARD | Samuela KAUTOGA is cautioned for a challenge on Temarii TINORUA in front of the Rewa bench

12′ HIRIGA captures and opts for a quick roll-out to start the counter attack but GRAGLIA can’t get the ball into the danger zone

10′ A Tefana corner is delivered out past the back post for a goal kick which TAMANISAU opts to take short

8′ HIRIGA forced to make a diving save to deny an effort from Rewa’s Madhvan GOUNDAR

6′ Sylvain GRAGLIA receives at the top of the box from Heimano BOUREBARE, beats one but can’t get past the second

5′ Tefana on attack and A. TEHAU chests the ball down well for Temarii TINORUA but Samuel KAUTOGA wins back well

3′ Stevens HIRIGA – making his first appearance in the Champions League for 2017 tonight – receives a pass back from Stanley ATANI

3′ Goal kick from Simione TAMANISAU

2′ Tefana make a break and Alvin TEHAU takes a pop from the top of the box but there’s a mass of players between him and the goal

1′ We’re underway in the final match of the OFC Champions League for today

Match Officials
Referee: Campbell-Kirk WAUGH (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark WHITEHEAD (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marc SINYEUE (NCL)
Fourth Official: Joel HOPKEN (VAN)

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