New Zealand have kept their place at the top of the standings in Group B after beating Tahiti 4-1 on Match Day 2 of the OFC U-20 Championship

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Tahiti:16. Tetahio TERIINOHOPUAITERAI (GK), 2. Brandon AUTAI, 4. Vaianui DROLLET, 5. Hauragi HURI, 6. Ryan PETITGAS, 8. Ro’onui TINIRAUARII, 9. Heirauarii SALEM (C), 15. Marcus SIEJIDR, 18. Kaena ONUU, 19. Daniel SEINO, 20. Raumatahi NOHO
Substitutes: 1. Moana PITO (GK), 7. Roonui TEHAU, 10. Michel MAIHI, 11. Sandro TAU, 12. Rainui NORDMAN, 13. Joachim TEANUANUA, 14. Toriki GUYOT, 17. Raivaru HANERE
Injured: 3. Tuma TIATOA

Coach: Ludovic GRAUGNARD (TAH)

New Zealand: 1. Michael WOUD (GK), 3. Sean LIDDICOAT, 5. Hunter ASHWORTH, 6. Luke JOHNSON, 7. Logan ROGERSON, 8. Moses DYER, 9. Myer BEVAN, 10. Clayton LEWIS (C), 11. Sarpreet SINGH, 13. Charlie THOMAS, 18. Reese COX
Substitutes: 2. Jack-Henry SINCLAIR, 12. Cameron BROWN (GK), 14. Jake PORTER, 15. Lucas IMRIE, 16. Joe BELL, 17. George DEBENHAM
Injured: 4. Nando PIJNAKER
Absent: 19. Joshua DIJKSTRA (GK)

Coach: Darren BAZELEY (NZL)

Match Officials:
Referee: Medric LACOUR (NCL)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand BRIAL (NCL)
Assistant Referee 2: Avinesh NARAYAN (FIJ)
Fourth Official: Salesh CHAND (FIJ)

FULL-TIME: Tahiti 1-4 New Zealand

90′ Three minutes of additional time

90′ Terrible shot from DYER who sends it well over the goal

87′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 1-4 New Zealand PORTER puts in a low cross and Myer BEVAN slots in behind the keeper

85′ Tahiti clear but only as far as LEWIS

83′ New Zealand have a shot through DEBENHAM but it rolls to the keeper

81′ Three NZLers needed to close down Brandon AUTAI in the corner

80′ SUB NZL Logan ROGERSON makes room for George DEBENHAM

79′ MAIHI getting knocked around up front

77′ SUB TAH Heirauarii SALEM is replaced by Toriki GUYOT for Tahiti

76′ Shot from NZL is well off target

75′ DROLLET puts out as NZL start to advance

73′ YELLOW CARD Jake PORTER picks up a caution

72′ LEWIS’ corner curls in at the back post but there’s no-one there to head home

71′ Michel MAIHI tries to flick in between the keeper and his post but New Zealand do enough to clear

70′ Another Tahiti free kick comes in, it bounces back out for SALEM whose shot takes a touch for a corner

69′ Free kick for Tahiti

67′ MAIHI makes a great solo run up the left and shoots low but he lacks power

66′ SUB TAH Michel MAIHI comes in for Roonui TINIRAUARII

65′ GOAL!! Tahiti 1-3 New Zealand Lucas IMRIE scores for New Zealand

63′ RED CARD Hauragi HURI is sent off for Tahiti

61′ GOAL!! Tahiti 1-2 New Zealand Clayton LEWIS with a low drive at the back post

60′ Daniel SEINO tries to one-two with TINIRAUARII but plays too deep

59′ SALEM tries to curl the ball into the goal but sends it over the cross bar

58′ YELLOW CARD Sean LIDDICOAT is cautioned

50′ Very scrappy, very heated here in Luganville as these two sides know exactly what is at stake

49′ Both captains get a talking to from the ref as both teams come out fiery from the break

46′ Second half underway in Santo with New Zealand making an early shout for penalty but not given

HALF-TIME: Tahiti 1-1 New Zealand

45’+1′ A throw for Tahiti but they’re struggling to get it out of the New Zealand corner

45′ One minute additional time

44′ ROGERSON travels at pace up the left but the cross takes a touch and the keeper is able to take

43′ NZL race up the right but the cross from Sean LIDDICOAT is poor

41′ No mistakes this time as TERIINOHOPUAITERAI collects the ball with BEVAN underneath him

39′ GOAL!!! Tahiti 1-1 New Zealand DYER converts from the penalty spot

39′ PENALTY – Moses DYER is in behind

38′ NZL send the free kick floating into the box and the keeper takes out SINGH as he attempts to clear

37′ SALEM goes for the ball but misses taking out DYER and conceding a free kick just inside the NZL half

36′ Excellent work from Tahiti to move with speed into the NZL half but the final effort from SALEM is neither pass nor shot and WOUD collects

34′ Vaianui DROLLET heads away from the Tahiti goal and NZL have a throw

33′ DYER dishing it out this time with a challenge that takes down Brandon AUTAI

31′ YELLOW CARD Hauragi HURI is cautioned for a challenge on Logan ROGERSON

27′ GOAL!! Tahiti 1-0 New Zealand The free kick goes in and it’s Rayan PETITGAS who gets the touch to send it past WOUD

26′ A foul on SALEM as he starts to break is called up and Tahiti are in prime position just inside the right sideline

24′ Excellent curling delivery off the left foot of LEWIS but Tahiti block the follow-up and clear

23′ WOUD off his line to collect the free kick with ease

22′ Free kick for Tahiti after Sarpreet SINGH gives the shirt of his opponent a tug

21′ BEVAN gets his head to the delivery from DYER but TERIINOHOPUAITERAI dives to save at the far post

20′ WOUD hits it long picking out Myer BEVAN who has been fouled by Kaena ONUU

19′ Corner for Tahiti to be taken by Raumatahi NOHO

17′ Tahiti on attack but THOMAS does well to muscle Roonui TINIRAUARII off the ball and still win a throw

15′ Free kick bounces around in the area but is finally captured by TERIINOHOPUAITERAI

14′ Tahiti captain Heirauarii SALEM with a big challenge on DYER

11′ LEWIS takes but smashes straight into the wall

10′ Moses DYER takes a heavy knock but gets back to his feet to stand over the resulting free kick

8′ Tahiti under pressure trying to get the ball out of their half but their clearances keep finding white shirts

7′ Clayton LEWIS sends Charlie THOMAS up the left but Hauragi HURI comes across and sends it clear out of the stadium

6′ Michael WOUD comes to the edge of his area to bring down a long ball over the Kiwi defence

5′ Hunter ASHWORTH leaps high to head Tetahio TERIINOHOPUAITERAI’s goal kick back upfield

3′ Sarpreet SINGH has a go for New Zealand but sends it up and over the cross bar

1′ New Zealand kick off the second match in Luganville

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