Second-half goals by Oliver Colloty and Jay Herdman helped New Zealand to a 2-1 win against host Indonesia in their U-20 international in Jarkarta.
The win leaves the New Zealanders third on the PSSI Invitational tournament table after two games, with their final fixture to come against winless Fiji on Wednesday.
The four-nation tournament is being staged to help participating teams prepare for the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be staged in Indonesia in May-June.
Main photo: Jay Herdman (centre) shares the joy of his goal with teammates.
Indonesia and New Zealand traded chances in a fast-paced game at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, played in the early hours of Monday (NZT).
The home side’s captain, Arkhan Fikri, had the best early chances, shooting from outside the box for ‘keeper Henry Gray to block in the 8th minute and then blazing a shot over the crossbar midway through the first half.
In the 24th minute, Indonesia had penalty claims turned down.
On the half hour, New Zealand striker Kian Donkers headed over the bar.
Indonesia almost took the lead after 42 minutes when a long-range effort rattled the New Zealand crossbar.
Five minutes after the restart, Frengky Missa wasted a chance, shooting over the bar.
New Zealand took the lead in the 58th minute when substitute Colloty put ‘keeper Cahya Supriadi under pressure as he tried to mop up a low cross. The ‘keeper spilled the ball into Colloty’s path and he prodded the ball into the net.
With 20 minutes to go, New Zealand counter-attacked and Colloty was left clear with just the ‘keeper to beat but he unselfishly passed to the unmarked Herdman who rolled the ball into the empty net.
In the 77th minute, Indonesia’s Fikri shot wide, wasting another opportunity.
With a minute to go, New Zealand defender Isaac Hughes was sent off, leaving the Kiwis to face five minutes of added time a man short.
Hughes had been shown a yellow card in the 88th minute for slowing down the game as he was about to be substituted. He was then judged to have continued to waste game time and was shown a red card.
In the final seconds of stoppage time, the home side scored when substitute Muhammad Ferrari headed home an inswinging corner.
At his post-match media interview, coach Darren Bazeley said he was disappointed his team finished the game with 10 men because the red card for Hughes was unwarranted.
Bazeley said there had been a mistake made by an assistant referee about the number of substitutions being made, and the referee had mistakenly thought Hughes was time-wasting.
PSSI Invitational Tournament
Game played on Monday February 20, 2023
Indonesia 1 (Muhammad Ferrari 90+6′)
New Zealand 2 (Oliver Colloty 58′, Jay Herdman 70′)
Game played on Sunday February 19, 2023
Fiji 1 (Gulam 12′)
Guatemala 3 (Munoz 69′, Jefry 83′, Eddy 90-+1′)
Cahya Supriadi, Frengky Deaner Missa (Dony Tri 66′), Kakang Rudianto (Brandon Marsel 86′), Sulthan Zakyu Pramana, Zanadin Fariz (Ferdiansyah 66′), Achmad Maulana, Alfiranto Nico Saputro (Muhammad Dzaky 67 ‘), Arkhan Fikri, Resa Aditya Nugraha (Hugo Samir 67′), Robi Darwis (Muhammad Ferrari 46′), Rabbani Tasnim (Arkhan Kaka 86’).
Henry Gray, Adam Supyk (Marco Lorenz 68′), Isaac Hughes, Jackson Jarvie (Everton O’Leary 70′), Lukas Kelly, Theo Ettema, Dan McKay, Fin Conchie, Jay Herdman (Ty Cobb 74′), Oscar Obel Hall (Charlie Beale 46′), Kian Donkers (Oliver Colloty 46′).
Subs not used: Alby Kelly-Heald, Matt Foord, Aaryan Raj, Josh Galletly.
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Game to be played on Tuesday February 21, 2023
Fiji U-20 v New Zealand U-20
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, 10.30pm (NZT)
Game to be played on Wednesday February 22, 2023
Guatemala U-20 v Indonesia U-20
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, 12.30am (NZT)