Match 10: Tuvalu vs Vanuatu

Vanuatu constantly found no answer to Tuvalu's pressure defence. Buzzetti rallied the changes at the break after no breakthrough was made, bringing on first choice striker Richard Iwai but to no avail.
For their entire attacking prowess, they had to rely on a fortuitous late strike from their defender, Manley Junior Tabe, to avoid embarrassment.
With two draws and a narrow in under their belt, the lead is sitting comfortably with Vanuatu after three rounds in Pool A action. The lack of goals scored will most certainly mean they will be hoping for other results which are out of their hands, to fall their way.

Fulltime: 1-0 Vanuatu
Halftime: 0-0
Kick-off: 3:00pm
Venue: National Stadium, Suva
Crowd: 700
Weather: fine, humid

Goals scorers:
3. Manley Junior Tabe (VAN) 86'

Cautions: 5. Iosua Tui (TUV) 30'; 12. Moeava Mausalii (TUV) 59'; 10. Etienne Mermer (VAN) 81'

Match Officials:
Referee: Gidas Bayung (PNG)
Assistant Referee 1: Malo Vaga (Samoa)
Assistant Referee 2: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)
Fourth Official: Rajendra Singh (Fiji)

Match Commissioner: Lee Harmon (Cook Islands)
Referee Inspector: Yves Taga (Vanuatu)

Team Lists:
21. Haueia Vaaia (GK)
2. Molu Tavita
3. Mau Penisula
4. Semese Alefaio
5. Iosua Tui
6. Samasoni Mapasaga
7. Kivola Manoa (-66')
9. Mosese Huehue
12. Moeava Mausalii (-69')
13. Paeniu Fagota
16. Iupeli Kamoni (-46')
1. Timo Moulogo
8. Titaga Bali (+66')
10. Petio Semaia
11. Kasipa Fagota (+69')
14. Peniuna Kaitu
15. Lolesi Vaaia
17. Sumeo Silu
18. Melei Melei
19. Mahafe Nakala
20. Polu Tanei (+46')

20. John Presley Garae (GK)
2. Tony Sope (-46')
3. Manley Junior Tabe
4. Lexa Bule Bibi
5. Wilkins Simon (-69')
8. Ali Silas Silas
9. Seimata Chilia
10. Etienne Mermer
12. Lorry Thomsen
14. Pita David Maki
17. Tomake Philip Tom (-46')
1. David Chilia
6. Graham Demas (+69')
7. Fedy Vava
11. Maki Gerard Haitong
13. Richard Iwai (+46')
15. Daniel Koko Alick
16. Alphonse Welin Qorig (+46')
18. Auretau Frank
19. Roger Joe


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