PNG draw with Vanuatu at U-17 OFC Champs

PNG settled for a 3-3 draw with Vanuatu in today’s round 2 match of the Oceania Football Confederation U-17 Championship at Stade Mahina, French Polynesia.

PNG were first on the board in the 16th minute of play when Aben Pukue struck one past Vanuatu’s keeper, Joshua Willie.

Vanuatu hit back not long after when a mix up in the box allowed Dilland Ngwele to equalize.

PNG were one up again right before the break when a penalty awarded saw Barthy Pukue fire through his side’s second goal of the match to take PNG to a 2-1 lead at half time.

But the score was level again in the 55th minute thanks to the boot of Abert Vanva.

Both sides scored again in the 81st and 83rd minute to see the match drawn.

PNG will take on Tahiti in round 3 of the Championship this Friday at 7pm local time.



Troy Taule