Solomon Islands defeated Tahiti 1-0 in their second Group B encounter at Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara on Sunday in Stage Three of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifiers.
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Solomon Islands: 1. Abraham BIRD (GK), 2. Haddis AENGARI, 6. Michael SIRA, 7. Atkin KAUA, 8. Joses NAWO, 13. James NAKA, 14. Moffat KILIFA, 15. Jerry DONGA, 16. Joachim WAROI, 18. Henry FA’ARODO (c), 19. Gibson DAUDAU
Substitutes: 3. Emmanuel POILA, 4. Michael BOSO, 5. Freddie KINI, 9. Benjamin TOTORI, 10. Tigi MOLEA, 11. Mathias IANI, 12. Zantas KABINI (GK), 17. Junior ALBERT, 20. Tuti TANITO, 21. Gagame FENI.
Coach: Moses TOATA (SOL)
Tahiti: 1. Mikael ROCHE (GK), 3. Jay WARREN, 4. Matatia PAAMA, 5. Ricky AITAMAI, 6. Tunoa TAVAERAI, 9. Tauhiti KECK, 10. Teaonui TEHAU (C), 11. Sylvain GRAGLIA, 15. Heimano BOUREBARE, 18. Tefai VAEHAU, 21. Fred TISSOT
Substitutes: 2. Taumihau TIATIA, 12. Ratia TAHINA, 13. Stevey CHONG-HUE, 14. Manuari HAUATA, 16. Stevens HIRIGA
Coach: Ludovic GRAUGNARD (FRA)
Referee: Matthew CONGER (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon LOUNT (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tevita MAKASINI (TGA)
Fourth Official: Joel HOPKEN (VAN)
FULL TIME SOL 1-0 TAH
90’+2 GOAL!!! SOL 1-0 TAH Solomon Islands take the lead through Emmanuel POILA who blasts the shot into goal after a poor clearance from the Tahiti defence.
90’+1 Tahiti win a free kick but CHONG-HUE sends it wide.
90′ Four minutes of additional time added.
88′ Stevey CHONG-HUE connects with a cross right in front of the Solomon Islands goal but sends his attempt too far left.
87′ A hopeful bicycle kick from MOLEA is off the mark for Solomon Islands.
81′ SUB TAH Tefai VAEHAU is replaced by Manuari HAUATA.
76′ YELLOW CARD Teaonui TEHAU is cautioned for a sliding tackle.
71′ YELLOW CARD Freddie KINI is cautioned for tripping on GRAGILA. The free kick is blocked by Solomon Islands.
65′ SUB TAH Fred TISSOT is replaced by Ratia TAHINA.
63′ YELLOW CARD Jerry DONGA is cautioned.
62′ YELLOW CARD Henry FA’ARODO is cautioned for tripping TEAHAU.
59′ NAKA is free outside the 18 yard box and turns to shoot but pushes it too wide.
56′ SUB TAH Tauhiti KECK is replaced with Stevey CHONG-HUE.
55′ SUB SOL Michael SIRA is replaced by Freddie KINI.
53′ Solomons enjoy a string of chances but cannot break Tahiti’s resolve.
46′ A free kick from WAROI rebounds off the cross bar and the follow up from KILIFA is sent across the face of goal.
46′ The second half is underway.
HALF TIME SOL 0-0 TAH
45’+1 YELLOW CARD Michael SIRA is cautioned.
45′ Two minutes off additional time added.
43′ Solomon Islands catch Tahiti on the break but James NAKA sends his attempt just wide.
41′ YELLOW CARD Moffat KILIFA is cautioned for a foul. The free kick is award to Tahiti but the attempt goes high.
33′ SUB SOL Atkin KAUA is replaced by Tigi MOLEA.
30′ A run from Sylvain GRAGILA is blocked as BIRD comes out early to pick up the through pass.
29′ Tahiti win their third corner kick of the match but the opportunity is missed as the ball goes out.
25′ DONGA drives to the inside before turning out for the short past Tefai VAEHAU but ROCHE punches away.
23′ YELLOW CARD Ricky AITAMAI is booked for a late charge on James NAKA.
21′ YELLOW CARD Tauhiti KECK receives a yellow for rash tackle on Joachim Waroi while chasing a long aerial pass.
20′ Jerry DONGA tries his luck for the Solomons from a tight angle but his short turns away.
13′ Bird forced to another save as Tahiti use their tall players with long aerial passes.
11′ Jerry DONGA passes instead of going for goal and Tahiti recover to make the clearance. Solomon Islands win the corner kick.
8′ Teaonui TEHAU goes straight for goal but Izomo BIRD recovers to make the save after initially going the wrong way.
7′ SUB SOL Emmanuel POILA replaces an injured Joses NAWO.
7′ Another free kick is awarded to Tahiti after a hard tackle from Joses NAWO. NAWO requires treatment and play is stopped.
4′ A corner kick goes Solomon Islands way but ROCHE punches to safety.
2′ Tahiti win a free kick in a promising area after Atkin KAUA commits a foul.
1′ Match kicks off.