Cook Islands: 1.Marjorie TORU (GK); 2.Jennifer AKAVI (Captain); 3.Aketuke UNUKA; 5.Marii KAUKURA; 6. Marissa IROA; 7.Teariivahine-Iteuaterai HENRY; 9. Elizabeth HARMON; 10. Regina MUSTONEN; 12. Natasha DEAN; 15.Louisa MANICO; 17. Apii NICHOLLS
Coach: Timothy KATOA (NZL)
Tonga: 1.Mele Vaisioa Mahe NIUKAPU (GK); 2. Buccilea ONGOLEA; 3.Anne Marie TAUKAPO; 4.Kiana TMU’AMOHOLEVA; 7.Mele Moala SOAKAI; 8.Kalina Mali MAMA’O; 10.Heilala LOTO’ANIU; 11.Penateti Lapiuingi FEKE; 12.Lynette SIFA; 13.Victoria MINIONETI; 15.Suliana Latu UTAATU
Coach: Kilifi Solia UELE (TON)
The match kicks off.
7’ Good catch from the Tongan goalkeeper NIUKAPU.
10’ Corner kick for Cook Islands. The Tonga defence keeps the danger away.
12’ Apii NICHOLLS (Cook Islands) is off side.
14’ Regina MUSTONEN shots cross but misses target.
16’ GOAL !!! Cook Islands 1-0 Tonga. Regina MUSTONEN scores to give the advantage to Cook Islands.
19′ After a scubble in the Cook Islands box, the referee whistles a hand from a Tonga player.
25′ Tonga finds a break into the Cook Islands defence, but the goalkeeper leaves her box to shot the ball away.
28′ A Cook Islands player is injured, the referee stops the game. The player leaves the field.
32′ Substitution Cook Islands: Louisa MANICO out on injury, Danielle TREGO in.
36′ FEKE from Tonga commits a foul, the referee whistles.
37′ Attack of Cook Islands, a cross shot from the left side to the box from the forward player. She misses her shot, the ball goes too high.
39′ An offside is whistled for Cook Islands.
40′ Offside for Tonga.
43′ HENRY shots from the 25 metres, her shot doesn’t worry the Tonga goalkeeper
44′ Marissa IROA (Cook Islands) commits a foul.
45+3 KAUKURA (Cook Islands) commits a foul.
The referee brings the first half to the end. Cook Islands 1-0 Tonga. The match is well balanced with opportunities and a lot of intention for each teams.
51’ Free kick of Penateti FEKE into the box but the goalkepper catches the ball.
56′ Referee whistles for Tonga. Free kick from the border of the box. The shot is too high to worry the goalkeeper.
59′ Offside Tonga
62′ Substitution Cook Islands: Apii NICHOLLS out, Raivaru NGANU in. Tonga: Kalina Mali MAMA’o out, Pauline H TONGA in.
69′ Substitution Tonga: Victoria MINIONETI out, Loata LOTO’ANUI in.
72′ GOAL !!! Cook Islands 1-1 Tonga. Tonga stricker Heilala LOTO’ANUI scores after a misjudgment from the goalkeeper.
76′ Corner kick for Cook Island, Regina MUSTONEN heads the ball but misses the taget.
83′ Yellow card for Loata LOTO’ANU (Tonga).
86′ Substitution Cook Islands: Marissa IROA out, Tepaeru TOKA in.
90+2′ Regina MUSTONEN commits a foul.
The final whistle sounds. Final score: Cook Islands 1-1 Tonga.
Match Day 2:
-Saturday 23 January: 1.30pm – Tonga vs. American Samoa
-Saturday 23 January: 4pm – New Zealand vs. Cook Islands
Cook Islands 1 -1 Tonga