FIJI beat VANUATU 2-0

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0' - hundreds gathered in sweltering heat at Govind Park will be disappointed to hear that Fiji's first-choice goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau is out with a knee injury
2' - the match is underway, with Fiji applying the early pressure through #10. Roy KRISHNA and #11. Tuimasi MANUCA
4' - Fiji #8. Ronil KUMAR releases Krishna to produce an impressive double-save from Vanuatu goalkeeper #20. Chikau MANSALE, under close attention from Manuca
7' - GOAL!
Vanuatu #13. Francois SAKAMA fouls debutant skipper #16. Malakai TIWA, who places a pin-point free kick in the path of #15. Salesh KUMAR to put Fiji in the lead early on
Mansale is livid with his defence for allowing Fiji the chance
9' - Tiwa is inspired, relishing the responsibility afforded him in this fixture
10' - Vanuatu striker #12. Joseph NAMARAIU fires wide from the edge of the Fijian area
12' - Fiji seem content with the lead, along with their often-animated Uruguayan coach Juan Carlos Buzetti
13' - Vanuatu are enjoying a lot of possession, so far to no avail
15' - Vanuatu #11.
Jean Robert YELOU fouls #9. Pita BALEITOGA to close down a Fijian counter-attack 
17' - Krishna turns his marker, only to shoot directly at Mansale
19' - Krishna lays off to #5. Esava NAQELECA, whose whipped cross narrowly evades the outstretched Tiwa
21' - wonderkid Krishna is having a field day, rattling the crossbar from 20 yards
23' - Namaraiu beats #7. Rajnil Ritesh CHANDS to find #13. Francois SAKAMA, whose finish is turned around the post by Fijian #1. Benaminio MATEINAQARA
24' - Vanuatu have now gained the impetus, with #10. Seimata CHILIA making his mark upon returning to international football
29' - the exhasperating heat seems to be getting to the players, as the match meanders through the later stages of the opening half
32' - the afternoon crowd has built to over a thousand now, with Vanuatu chancing their arm as both teams tire
37' - a Taniela WAQA free kick sees Krishna bearing down on goal, only to be flagged offside
42' - Manuca and Mansale tangle inside the Vanuatu area, with the Vanuatu custodian requiring treatment
43' - Vanuatu #20. Chikau MANSALE succumbs to the injury, and is replaced by #1. John Presley GARAE
HALF TIME: FIJ 1 VAN 0
48' - the second half is underway at a frenetic pace, with both teams realising they must strike early to take control of the fixture
49' - Salesh Kumar's free kick finds the head of Manuca, who narrowly misses the target from close-range
51' - Baleitoga wastes a good chance, his shot careering over the Vanuatu goal
55' - Krishna finds Manuca free in the area, but his header is held comfortably by Garae
63' - a defensive mistake from Vanuatu gives Manuca a chance to shoot, which he blazes over
63' - #11. Tuimasi MANUCA is replaced by #13. Maciu DUNADAMU
65' - Fiji ring the changes, with the popular #12. Henry DYER taking the place of #8. Ronil KUMAR
70' - livewire Vanuatu #13. Francois SAKAMA is suprisingly replaced by #15. Michell KAITAK
73' - #9. Pita BALEITOGA receives a yellow card for a foul on Chilia
79' - Fiji look to close up the game, bringing on defensive sub #4. Alvin SINGH in place of #9. Pita BALEITOGA
83' - the match is opening up, with Vanuatu desperate for an equaliser and the away goal
87' - GOAL!
Krishna provides the winner for Fiji, finding substitute #13. Maciu DUNADAMU in space to slam home his finish
90'+3 - Buzzetti triumphantly punches the air, as Fiji secure their first win in Stage 2 of the OFC Nations Cup
FULL TIME: FIJ 2 VAN 0
FIJI 2
(S.Kumar, Dunadamu)
 vs. VANUATU 0
15H00 (FIJ T) – 6 September 2008
Govind Park – Ba – Fiji  
FIJ: 1. Benaminio MATEINAQARA [gk]; 3. Taniela Evo WAQA; 5. Esava NAQELECA; 7. Rajnil Ritesh CHAND; 8. Ronil KUMAR (12. Henry DYER 65'); 9. Pita BALEITOGA (4. Alvin SINGH); 10. Roy KRISHNA; 11. Tuimasi MANUCA (13. Maciu DUNADAMU 63'); 15. Salesh KUMAR ; 16. Malakai TIWA [c]; 17. Malakai KAINIHEWE.
Coach: Juan Carlos BUZZETTI
Substitutes not used: 2.
Manueli KALOU; 6. Samuela Vuluma VULA; 14. Monit Vikash CHAND; 20. Boletawa FILIMONE [gk]. 
Goal scorers:  #15.
Salesh KUMAR (7'), #13. Maciu DUNADAMU (87').   
VAN: 2. Samson OBED; 6. Fedy VAVA;  8. Pita David MAKI; 9. Jean Nako NAPRAPOL ;  10. Seimata CHILIA; 11. Jean Robert YELOU; 12. Joseph NAMARAIU; 13. Francois SAKAMA (15. Michell KAITAK 70'); 17. Geoffrey Lego GETE; 18. Robert TOM; 20. Chikau MANSALE [gk] (1. John Presley GARAE [gk] 43'). Coach: William MALAS Substitutes not used: 4.
Peter Shem TOA;  5. Roger JOE; 7. Moise POIDA; 14. Jeffrey NIMANIAN; 19. Derek MALAS.
Referee: Job Ponis MINAN (PNG)
Assistant Referee 1: Tevita MAKASINI (TON)Assistant Referee 2: Michael MOUAURI (COK)
Fourth Official: Salaiau SOSONGAN (PNG)

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