One goal in the first and another midway through the second half set up the win for PNG.
There were early worrying signs for PNG when strike player Tommy Semmy was taken off the field for some minutes, but PNG surged on to bring home the points.
PNG’s Jacob Sabua took on the Solomon Islands backline and stole the ball to dribble into attack and score PNG’s second for a lead of 2-0.
The Solomon Islanders rallied and got back in the game when Timothy Bakale caught the defence napping and powered a low ball from the wing into the nets.
The pressure was showing as PNG were given two yellow cards for fouls. But PNG’s backline led by Felix Komolong, who put on a stellar performance, ensured no more points were conceded.