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Kiribati 1 - 17 Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea have beaten Kiribati 17-1 in their men's Group A match at Stade Boewa in Boulari at the XIV Pacific Games.


See below for all the play-by-play action.

The starting line-ups were as follows:

Kiribati: 2. Tiaon MIIKA (GK), 3. Kaake KAMTA, 4. Kaben IOTEBA, 5. Enri TENUKAI, 6. Nabaruru BATIRI, 8. Antin NANOTAAKE, 10. Jeff JONG (c), 11. Joseph YAN, 14. Karotu BAKAANE, 15. Martin MIRIATA, 17. Bitamatang KEAKEA
Coach: Pine IOSEFA

Papua New Guinea: 20. David AUA (GK), 3. Valentine NELSON, 5. Kelly JAMPU, 6. Samuel KINI, 7. Gari MOKA, 8. Michael FOSTER, 11. Nathaniel LEPANI, 12. David MUTA (c), 13. Andrew LEPANI, 14. Niel HANS, 16. Jeremy YASASA
Coach: Frank FARINA

Referee: Gerald OIAKA (SOL)
Assistant referee 1: Noel BERRY (SOL)
Assistant referee 2: Michael JOSEPH (VAN)
4th official: George BRUCE (VAN)

The match kicks off

1' For once there isn't brilliant sunshine in Noumea and the match begins under overcast conditions

2' Gari Moka has the first chance for Papua New Guinea but sidefoots his volley wide from close range

5' Niel Hans chips in a cross from the left for Papua New Guinea but goalkeeper Tiaon Miika does well to tip it away

6' Nathaniel Lepani, making his first start of the tournament, blazes the ball wide of the Kiribati goal from the edge of the six yard box

8' Michael Foster, also in the starting side for the first time, meets a Nathaniel Lepani cross but can't connect with the ball

8' Centre back Kelly Jampu, playing in place of the suspended Cyril Muta, tries his luck from a long way out but the ambitious effort bounces harmlessly wide

11' Karotu Bakaane is injured for Kiribati and has to limp off the field to receive treatment

13' Foster is played in down the right for Papua New Guinea but can't find a team mate with his centre

13' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 1 - Kiribati 0: Papua New Guinea go ahead when Samuel Kini slips into the Kiribati box unmarked and beats Miika from only a couple of yards out

15' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 2 - Kiribati 0: The lead is extended when a Niel Hans corner causes problems for Kiribati and Nathaniel Lepani finishes off

16' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 3 - Kiribati 0: Another goal goes in when keeper Miika turns away a low Hans shot but Michael Foster is on hand to knock it in at the far post

16' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 4 - Kiribati 0: Now it's four as Nathaniel Lepani breaks clear and lofts a bouncing ball over Miika from the edge of the area

21' Kiribati have their first chance when Biitamatang Keakea plays a one-two and fires over the Papua New Guinea bar

21' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 5 - Kiribati 0: Niel Hans scores his side's fifth with a neat finish across Miika

24' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 6 - Kiribati 0: Gari Moka finishes off a Michael Foster cross from the right

28' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 7 - Kiribati 0: Moka heads home a Hans cross to make it seven

34' After that early onslaught of goals, the Kiribati defence has regrouped and managed to keep Papua New Guinea out for the last five minutes

38' Kiribati have a free kick in a promising position on the byline but Antin Nanotaake bends his delivery into the hands of goalkeeper David Aua

40' YELLOW CARD: Kaake Kamta is cautioned for Kiribati

41' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 8 - Kiribati 0: Gari Moka completes his hat-trick with a neat close range finish

45' Miika saves well at the feet of Moka to deny the hat-trick hero a fourth

45' Two minutes of injury time will be played

45' + 1' Kaben Ioteba brings down Andre Lepani in the box and referee Gerald Oiaka points to the spot for a penalty

45' + 1' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 9 - Kiribati 0: Niel Hans steps up to take the spot kick and coolly dispatches it past Miika

The first half comes to an end

The second half kicks off

46' SUBSTITUTIONS: Papua New Guinea make a double change at half time, Gari Moka and captain David Muta being replaced by Felix Bondaluke and Mauri Wasi

46' SUBSTITUTIONS: Kiribati also make two changes, goalkeeper Tiaon Miika and Kaake Kamta being replaced by Tarariki Tarotu and Atanuea Eritara

50' Hans has a chance when goalkeeper Tarotu spills a routine pick up and Hans chips it goalwards but the effort is headed away

53' Tarotu does well to come out and save at the feet of Foster

54' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 10 - Kiribati 0: Papua New Guinea hit double figures as Nathaniel Lepani completes his hat-trick by pouncing on a Tarotu fumble from a Hans free kick

58' Foster smashes the ball against the near post after playing a sharp one-two with Andrew Lepani

59' Kiribati have their first chance of the half when Joseph Yan breaks down the left and fires his shot wide

60' Yan is injured in the process of shooting and play is held up while he receives treatment

63' SUBSTITUTIONS: Yan is unable to continue and is replaced by Tongarua Akori for Kiribati while Niel Hans is replaced by Koriak Upaiga for Papua New Guinea

67' Foster takes a misplaced Kiribati pass on his chest and volleys over from well out

68' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 11 - Kiribati 0: Nathaniel Lepani strikes again as Papua New Guinea continue their goal rampage

71' GOAL!!! Kiribati 1 - Papua New Guinea 11: Kiribati finally reply when Papua New Guinea goalkeeper David Aua fails to deal with a long ball and Karotu Bakaane is on hand to turn the ball home

73' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 12 - Kiribati 1: Normal service is resumed when Jeremy Yasasa finishes off a cross from substitute Felix Bondaluke

74' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 13 - Kiribati 1: Papua New Guinea score again when Tarotu spills the ball at Yasasa's feet and he back heels it into the net

76' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 14 - Kiribati 1: Bondaluke finishes off a Michael Foster cross as Papua New Guinea run rampant

79' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 15 - Kiribati 1: The rout shows no sign of slowing as Samuel Kini controls a bouncing ball in the Kiribati box and volleys it in

85' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 16 - Kiribati 1: Kini heads home another one after Kiribati fails to deal with a Papua New Guinea corner

87' YELLOW CARD: Martin Miriata is cautioned for Kiribati

90' Three minutes of injury time will be played

90' + 2' GOAL!!! Papua New Guinea 17 - Kiribati 1: The lead is extended even further when Tarotu lets a long range Mauri Wasi shot slip through his grasp

The final whistle is blown

Updated On Saturday, September 03, 2011
  
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