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Bodden Town 3 – 0 Vodafone Fiji U-20

Bodden Town: 1. Ramon SEALY [GK] (c), 4. Yefry ARZU CALDERON, 5. Santangelo BUSH, 7. Thomas BUSH JR, 8. Kareem JAMES, 10. Karl SOLOMON, 11. Theron WOOD, 16. Andra ALLEN, 17. Emmanuel BROWN, 20. Jonathan EBANKS, 22. Fabio GALL
Substitutes: 3. Maynor RODRIGUEZ, 6. Wesley ROBINSON, 9. Charlo McLEAN, 12. Joshwa CLARKE, 14. Casey McLAUGHLIN, 21. Mario BERRY, 23. Michael GOURZONG [GK]
Coach: Elbert McLEAN [CAY]
Fiji U-20: 1. Misiwani NAIRUBE [GK], 2. Praneel NAIDU, 3. Garish PRASAD, 4. Jale DRELOA (c), 6. Mohammed KHAN, 7. Nickel CHAND, 8. Setareki HUGHES, 9. Gabrieili MATANISIGA, 11. Ashnil RAJI, 13. Mataiasi TOMA, 17. Kolino SIVOKI
Substitutes: 10. Narendra RAO,12. Tevita WARANAIVALU, 14. Ravnit CHAND, 16. Jonetani BUKSH, 18. Al-taaf SAHIB, 19. Divikesh DEO [GK], 20. Shaneel NAIDU [GK]
Suspended: 5. Tony TUIVUNA, 15. Saula WAQA
Coach: Ravinesh KUMAR [FIJ]
Match Officials:
Referee: Nelson SOGO [SOL]
Assistant Referee 1: Mahit CHILIA [VAN}
Assistant Referee 2: Bertrand BRIAL [NCL]
Fourth Official: Albert MARU [PNG]
KICK-OFF: We’re underway is this fight for fifth place at the inaugural OFC President’s Cup, it’s a beautiful day here in Auckland
1′ Bodden nearly take an early lead as Theron Wood closes down a clearance from Fiji goalkeeper Misiwana Nairube but the ricochet flies wide
4′ Fiji have a free kick in a promising position but Praneel Naidu curls his effort well over the bar
6′ Wood has another chance for Bodden but directs his looped overhead kick over the bar
7′ Naidu pumps a long-range free kick deep into the Bodden box but goalkeeper Ramon Sealy gathers comfortably
8′ Jonathan Ebanks has a chance for Bodden but slices his effort wide
11′ Ebanks is fortunate to escape a booking when he scythes the advancing Naidu down near the sideline
12′ Naidu is right in the thick of the action in these early stages and forces Sealy into an acrobatic save with a shot from outside the box
16′ Wood has his third chance of the game for Bodden but directs his header straight at Fiji goalkeeper Nairube
17′ Fiji break forward well and create a chance from distance for Setareki Hughes but his blazes his shot way too high
20′ Sealy comes off his line to claim a Fiji long through into the box
23′ This is an intriguing encounter so far with the sides appearing well matched
27′ Gabrieili Matanisiga tries his luck from outside the box for Fiji but loses his footing as he strikes the ball and Sealy makes a straightforward save
29′ Wood gets in behind the Fiji defence from a long through but scuffs his shot and can’t beat Nairube
29′ GOAL! Bodden Town 1 – 0 Fiji U-20: Bodden take the lead when Emmanuel Brown finds the bottom corner from just outside the box
33′ Matanisiga cuts the ball back from near the Bodden byline but can’t pick out a Fiji team mate
35′ Garish Prasad does well to chase down a long ball and keep it in but is dispossessed before he can get in on the Bodden goal
39′ Matanisiga is played through for Fiji and has a free man to pass to in the box but takes the shot on himself and can’t find the target
41′ Naidu bends a free kick towards the Bodden goal but his effort is deflected off the wall for a corner
42′ Wood breaks into the Fiji box down the left and fires in a low cross but the Nairube palms it and Fiji clear
42′ YELLOW CARD: Fiji captain Jale Dreola is cautioned
44′ Prasad goes down in the Bodden box but Fiji’s appeals for a penalty are ignored by referee Nelson Sogo
HALFTIME: No additional time is played as the first half comes to an end
46′ The second period kicks off with The Trusts Arena bathed in glorious sunshine
46′ Fiji go on the attack early and create a long-range opportunity for Naidu but he leans back on his strike and it goes well over the bar
47′ Bodden nearly extend their lead when Wood curls an excellent effort just wide of the Fiji post from the edge of the area
50′ Fiji almost find an equaliser when Naidu bends a free kick into the Bodden box and it evades everyone before striking the foot of the post
51′ Fiji have their second chance in quick succession but Sealy saves a header from Kolinio Sivoki
52′ An opportunity goes begging for Bodden when Nairube keeps out a Brown shot
53′ Bodden Town 2 – 0 Fiji U-20: Bodden go further in front when the impressive Wood gets the ball onto his left foot and fires an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner
56′ SUBSTITUTION: Ashnil Raju is replaced by Al-taaf Sahib for Fiji
60′ YELLOW CARDS: Yefry Arzu Calderon and Ramon Sealy are booked for Bodden after a skirmish involving a handful of players
64′ GOAL! Bodden Town 3 – 0 Fiji U-20: Bodden are well in control now as Ebanks converts from close range to make it three
66′ The scoreline is perhaps a bit harsh on Fiji as they have enjoyed plenty of the ball and created their share of chances
67′ YELLOW CARD: Fabio Gall goes into the book for Bodden
70′ Andra Allen blasts a loose ball over the Fiji bar
73′ The ball breaks to Brown on the edge of the Fiji box and he gets a shot away but it is deflected and loops into the arms of Nairube
75′ SUBSTITUTION: Setareki Hughes is replaced by Ravnit Chand for Fiji
78′ Sealy comes out to claim a lofted Naidu pass
79′ SUBSTITUTION: Jonathan Ebanks is replaced by Charlo McLean for Bodden
84′ SUBSTITUTION: Garish Prasad is replaced by Jonetani Buksh for Fiji
86′ Sealy makes a pair of saves, the latter one of the best of the tournament, to deny Fiji’s Matanisiga and Nickel Chand
87′ SUBSTITUTION: Kareem James is replaced by Joshwa Clarke for Bodden
90′ Four minutes of additional time will be played
FULLTIME: The match comes to an end with Bodden Town deserving recipients of fifth place in the inaugural OFC President’s Cup

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