Papua New Guinea Kapuls

New Caledonians even match with PNG, 1-1

The second half of the game grew more physical with Papua New Guineans trying to defend their one-point lead while the New Caledonians were forcing their way through, trying to find the net.

With more physical encounter, PNG goal scorer Tommy Semmy was sent off with a red card from two professional fouls.

However, with only seven minutes on the clock, the New Caledonians moved in through the PNG Kapuls’ defence with a cross that striker Jean Philippe Saiko smashed through the goal mouth to even the scores.

PNG leading 1-0 in first half of OFC challenge

Kapuls held off the New Caledonian’s strong side in the opening minutes through goalkeeper Ronald Warisan, despite their rivals’ many attempts to score.

Warrisan worked hard to defend the goal before a dangerous jump outside the box got him a yellow card.

However, PNG regrouped and it was once again a quick footy from skipper David Muta, with just 10 minutes before half-time, that sends in PNG’s utility Tommy Semmy who moved past the NC stopper Judikael Ixoee, to power a right foot to the back of the net.