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Western United: 18. John Anita; 3. Michael Boso; 16. Loni Qaraba; 4. Aleck Wickham; 7. Himson Teleda; 20. Felix Ray Jnr. (GK); 10. Mostyn Sanga; 2. Leonard Rokoto; 11. Nathan Kera; 19. Jack Wetney; 15. Joe Luwi Subs: 14. Jilini Alo; 12. Lenson Bisili; 13. Derol Melo; 17. Coleman Makau; 5. Max Ruku
Coach: Stefan Metanolmski (AUS)
Koloale: 20. Shadrack Ramoni (GK); 14. Augustine Samani; 3. Freddie Kini; 15. Mostyn Beui; 9. Benjamin Totori; 4. Cecil Buru; 12. Gideon Omokirio; 2. Israel F. Koti; 27. James Naka; 7. Benjamin Baeoro; 19. Joses Nawo Subs: 30. Leonard Olea; 13. Lency Saeni; 23. Steve Anisi; 10. Ezra Sale
Coach: Henry Koto (SOL)
Referee: John Saohu (SOL)
Asst. Referee 1: Jackson Akoeasi (SOL)
Asst. Referee 2: Noel Berry (SOL)
Fourth Official: John E. Niabo (SOL)
0’ The match kicks off.
2’ A shot from James Naka goes the distance but does not trouble Felix Ray Jnr.
3’ GOAL Western United 0 – Koloale 1: Joses Nawo puts Koloale in front early after beating Ray Jnr. in a challenge and chipping the shot over Himson Teleda for the first goal of the game.
5’ Western United win a freekick after a foul on Jack Wetney. The cross looks good and the header comes from Mostyn Sanga but Shadrack Ramoni saves.
10’ A pinpoint cross from Himson Teleda finds Nathan Kera but his header goes high. Kera may have made the jump a little too early, had he delayed a little the header would have been a definite goal.
15’ Neither side has been able to take outright control of the match and the ball is changing ownership quite rapidly. Western United are doing a lot of the attacking while Koloale are content to catch them deep in their own half and reply with counterattacks.
18’ Western United win a corner kick after good work on the left by Teleda. Sanga sends in a high one but Nawo clears for Koloale.
20’ Nawo crosses for Benjamin Totori on the far side and while the cross is good the shot from the forward is too high and does not trouble Ray Jnr.
24’ SUBSTITUTION: Benjamin Baeoro is replaced by Ezra Sale for Koloale.
26’ A free kick is awarded to Koloale in a dangerous position. Totori crosses in but Leonard Rokoto clears the ball away.
27’ Western United fail to get the ball out of their own half and Koloale are given another free kick. This time they use a set piece move for a shot at goal but the final effort from James Naka is too high.
28’ Totori wins a corner kick for Koloale and crosses the ball in for Nawo to take the shot but the effort spins wide and Western United escape again.
29’ Jack Wetney gives Western United a good attacking opportunity with a run on the flanks and Luwi takes the shot but Ramoni saves easily.
33’ Western United squander a corner kick from Sanga after Michael Boso’s shot goes the wrong way and Koloale are able to move out of their own area.
35’ Mostyn Beui is set up excellently by Totori but his shot goes wide.
36’ Luwi leads the attack for Western United on the other end but his shot only hits the side netting.
37’ Kera is set up by Luwi inside the Koloale penalty box but he could not put the ball past Ramoni who came out to narrow the angle of the shot well.
41’ GOAL Western United 0 – Koloale 2: Totori increases the lead for Koloale after a brilliant individual run gives him space to shoot and he finds the right bottom corner of the goal with a thundering shot.
44’ YELLOW CARD: A free kick is awarded to Totori after he was fouled by Loni Qaraba who also picks up a yellow card for the infringement.
45’ One minute of stoppage time is added.
The first half ends.
The second half begins.
46’ SUBSTITUTION: John Anita is replaced by Derol Melo for Western United.
47’ SUBSTITUTION: Fanai Koti is replaced by Leonard Olea for Koloale.
48’A free kick taken by Teleda sails across the face of goal without any attempt from the more than 5 Western United players lurking in the area.
53’ Kera fires a shot from 20 yards out and forces Ramoni to make a diving save.
57’ YELLOW CARD: Leonard Rokoto is yellow carded for a foul on Sale.
66’ Teleda curls in a corner kick for Western United which drops in nicely but Olea sends it to safety with a huge clearance shot.
70’ YELLOW CARD: Gideon Omokirio is yellow carded for a heavy tackle on Aleck Wickham.
72’ SUBSTITUTION: Lency Saeni comes in for Augustine Samani for Koloale.
79’ Koloale have the chance to increase the lead from a free kick in a good position. Totori lines up the kick but puts too much effort on the lift and the ball sails over the crossbar.
83’ Western United win a corner kick as time starts running out for them. The ball floats into the Koloale penalty box nicely but the Western United headers could not connect.
85’ YELLOW CARD: Leonard Olea picks up a yellow for a foul on Bisili. A free kick is also given to Western United.
86’ The shot is taken by Luwi but Ramoni easily saves.
89’YELLOW CARD: Ezra Sale is given a yellow card for fouling Wetney.
90’ 3 minutes of stoppage time is added.
90’ + 2’ Western United win a last minute corner kick but the cross does not find its target.
The fulltime whistle is blown.
Western United 0 – Koloale 2
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