WATCH: Highlights from New Zealand’s 3-0 win against New Caledonia

New Zealand lead their group after opening games at the OFC U-19 Men’s Championship, following their 3-0 win against New Caledonia.

Goals from Stipe Ukich, Ryan Watson and Keegan Kelly earned the win for the defending champions at the eight-team tournament in Samoa.

READ MORE: New Zealand off to winning start at OFC U-19 Men’s Championship in Samoa >>>>

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Main photo: New Zealand’s Ryan Watson lines up a shot. Photo credit: OFC Media / DJ Mills / Phototek.

The game was streamed live and free by FIFA+ who have produced edited highlights from the match.

Watch the highlights

Results

Games played on Saturday July 6, 2024

Group B

New Zealand 3 (Stipe Ukich 18′ pen, Ryan Watson 45+5′, Keegan Kelly 48′)
New Caledonia 0

Samoa 3 (Pharrell Trainor 38′, 47′, Juan Gobbi 82′)
Papua New Guinea 1 (Nalau Moses 50′)

New Zealand squad

James Bulkeley, Fleetwood United, Dubai
Lachlan Candy, Waterside Karori, New Zealand
Adama Coulibaly, Auckland FC, New Zealand
Luka Coveny, Western United, Australia
Fergus Gillion, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Bruce Izumi, Western Suburbs, New Zealand
Seth Karunaratne, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Keegan Kelly, Flatirons Rush, United States
Alby Kelly-Heald, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Tze-Xuan Loke, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Daniel Makowem, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Eamonn McCarron, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

Finn McKenlay, Auckland FC, New Zealand
Oliver Middleton, Auckland FC, New Zealand
Lewis Partridge, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Codey Phoenix, Auckland United, New Zealand
Rico Pradhan, Christchurch United, New Zealand
Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Luke Supyk, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Stipe Ukich, Auckland City, New Zealand
Nathan Walker, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Joe Wallis, Auckland City, New Zealand
Ryan Watson, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

RESULTS: First day winners at OFC U-19 Men’s Championship in Samoa >>>>

Fixtures

Game to be played on Tuesday July 9, 2024

New Zealand v Samoa
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 2pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Friday July 12, 2024

New Zealand v Papua New Guinea
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 11am (NZT)

This story was first published on July 7, 2024.

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