New Caledonia and Fiji have drawn 1-1 on match day 2 at the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship.
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New Caledonia: 1. Mickaël ULILE (GK), 2. Gaëtan GOPE-IWATE, 3. Jean-Marc KAUDRE, 4. Brice KAI, 5. Pothin POMA, 6. Wapö ELE-HMAEA, 7. Bryan AUSU, 9. Albert WATRONE, 10. Thomas GOPE-FENEPEJ, 11. Patrick GOHE, 18.Renzo WEJIEME.
Substitutes 8. Shene WELEPANE, 12. Wéda WAITREU, 13. Warren HOUALA, 14. Romarick LUEPAK, 15. Henri BOUCHERON, 16. Lucas BITAUD, 17. Johanes BERNOLE, 19. Cyril NYPIE, 20. Nathanaël HLEMU (RGK)
Coach: Kamali FITEALEATA (NCL)
Fiji: 1. Jovilisi BORISI (GK), 2. Savenaca BALEDROKADROKA, 3. Suliano TAWANAKORO, 4. Bruce HUGHES, 7. Mataiasi TOMA, 8. Afraz ALI, 9. Leroy JENNINGS, 10. Jeshal KUMAR, 13. Kartik KUMAR, 15. Ilaisa VULIMAINAVUSO, 18. Jonetani NEWA,
Subsitutes5. Vinal PRASAD, 6. Akeimi RALULU, 11. Don RAJ, 14. Simeli BATIRATU, 16. Marika RAWASOI, 17. France CATAROGO, 19. Zainal ALI, 20. Zoela BIUNAVUA (RGK).
Injured:12. Patrick JOSEPH,
Coach : Yogendra DUTT (FIJ)
Referee: George TIME (SOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Folio MOEAKI (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: Sione TEU (TGA)
Fourth Official: Nelson SOGO (SOL)
FULL-TIME New Caledonia 1-1 Fiji. The draw means New Caledonia still have work to do before confirming a semi final place while it keeps Fiji’s hopes alive.
90+3′ New Caledonia’s Bryan AUSU tries to curl in a winner but it sails wide
90′ Four minutes of additional time to be played.
89′ Fiji’s Simeli BATIRATU tries an outside-of-the-foot but doesn’t connect cleanly under pressure.
88′ Fiji have a freekick 30 metres out. JENNINGS to take. High and wide.
85′ YELLOW CARDNew Caledonia’s Renzo WEJIEME goes in the book for a studs-up challenge
78′ SUB NCL New Caledonia’s Albert WATRONE replaced by Shene WELEPANE
76′ SUB FIJ Fiji’s Vinal PRASAD replaces Bruce HUGHES
75′ YELLOW CARD Fiji’s Mataiasi TOMA picks up a yellow card which rules him out of teh next match.
75′ New Caledonia’s Renzo WEJIEME acrobatically clears a goal bound header from Fiji to keep the scores level.
73′ New Caledonia’s Albert WATRONE slices a shot smartly teed up for him by a teammate’s clever leave.
70′ SUB FIJ Fiji’s Simeli BATIRATU replaces Don RAJ
69′ SUB NCL Warren HOUALA comes on for Wapo ELE-HMAEA
68′ GOAL!!! New Caledonia 1-1 Fiji New Caledonia’s Thomas GOPE-FENEPEJ thunders in an equaliser as a corner bounces out to the midfielder.
67′ Fiji’s Leroy JENNINGS flashes a header just wide from a corner.
65′ New Caledonia’s Wapo ELE-HMAEA fouls Fiji’s Ilaisa VULIMAINAVUSO and gets a stern warning to calm down from the referee.
60′ SUB NCL New Caledonia’s Cyril NYPIE replaces Brice KAI
59′ YELLOW CARD New Caledonia’s Wapo ELE-HMAEA picks up a yellow card for a rough challenge in the centre of the park.
55′ JENNINGS thinks he has another chance but the Fiji striker had strayed offside.
54′ New Caledonia win a corner. They play it short and win a throw in but Fiji clear the danger.
54′ Deep freekick from New Caledonia’s Renzo WEJIEME is cleared powerfully by TOMA.
48′ YELLOW CARD Fiji’s Bruce HUGHES is cautioned for a deliberate handball to stifle a New Caledonia attack
46′ Fiji get us back underway at STade Port Vila
45+4 HALF-TIME New Caledonia 0-1 Fiji Leroy JENNINGS’ 25th miunte goal is the difference at the break fro the defending champions.
45+3′ Fiji float another deep cross in but ULILE claims well.
45+1′ Fiji’s Don RAJ has the ball in the net but is called back for offside.
45′ There will be 4 minutes of additional time here in Port Vila.
43′ Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI is again down for treatment allowing both teams to take on more fluids.
41′ New Caledonia’s Shene WELEPANE slips in the Fijian area, which allows Fiji’s Suliano TAWANAKORO to block his shot.
40′ Fiji’s Jonetani NEWA meets a corner at the back post but header lands on the bar and over.
37′ Fiji’s Don RAJ is one on one with ULILE, he dinks over the keeper but it runs wide.
36′ New Caledonia’s Goalkeeper Mickael ULILE comes to punch a long free kick but doesn’t make clean contact. Danger is eventually cleared.
35′ New Caledonia’s Gaetan GOPE-IWATE called up for a push in the back on Fiji’s Afraz ALI
34′ Fiji’s Bruce HUGHES floats a deep cross beyond the far post. RAJ just beats teh keeper to it but his header back towards goal doesn’t stay in play.
33′ Fiji’s Suliano TAWANAKORO makes a tackle that had to be made with WATRONE bearing down on him, but he made it effortlessly.
27′ Fiji’s Goalkeeper Jovilisi BORISI is recieving treatment for a minor knock so teh players take on some water while they wait.
26′ New Caledonia’s Patrick GOHE almost draws his side level but his shot just whizzes past the top corner.
25′ GOAL!! New Caledonia 0-1 Fiji Fiji’s Leroy JENNINGS nutmegs POMA then fires a low shot past ULILE off the post and in. Fiji lead 1-0
23′ A perfectly timed tackle from Fiji’s Jonetani NEWA denies WATRONE in the box
21′ POMA shifts the ball well from a defensive free kick, Fiji sweep forward and win a corner. Amounts to nothing though.
18′ New Caledonia’s Renzo WEJIEME floats a beautifully weighted freekicck into the Fijain box but BORISI gathers well.
15′ A Fijian corner eventually falls to NEWA who can’t keep his shot anywhere near the target.
12′ Fiji break and while RAJ finds himself in the penalty area and keep the ball in play, POMA makes the cruail tackle.
11′ Fiji’s Afraz ALI fouls GOPE-FENEPEJ 30 metres out cocneding a freekick in a dangerous position. The resulting set piece is blocked but the balls falls to WELEPANE who heads close enough at BORISI for the FIjian keeper to make teh save
9′ New Caledonia win a throw in high on the right, they switch play and left fullback Jean-Marc KAUDRE balzes a shot ove rthe bar.
6′ New Caledonia’s Patrick GOHE tries to turn his marker but fouls Fiji’s Mataiasi TOMA in the process.
2′ Fiji’s Bruce HUGHES wins a free kick high up the picth in a wide position. The delivery from the set piece is good enough though and runs safely out.
1′ New Caledonia get things underway here at Stade Port Vila