D’York Street and Suva made a very tight contest in the both teams first game of OFC Futsal Champions League held in Auckland. The Vanuatu Futsal champions seemed more dangerous than Suva in the start of the game, through the combinations of Jesse Takaro and Moffat Kiriau.
The team in black just could open the score in the final minutes of the first half after a very good counter-attack. Aubert Tales finished at the top corner of oppostion goalkeeper to give the Ni-Vanuatu side a narrow lead against the Fijians.
Just after the teams got back to the court, Suva got their equalizer after a very good through ball that found Deepal Singh unmarked. Singh just put it the nets of D’York Street to put the game tied-up.
D’York took the control of the game looking for the winning goal, but Suva was always a danger in the counter attacks – hitting the post in one of those chances. D’York Street created plenty of chances to score but the goalkeeper Shameet Kumar was in a fantastic day saving various opportunities.
The number 12 Moffat Kiriau was the dangerman for the Fijians to hold; the speedster shown lot of skills and was alwayas hard to deal with for the Suva defense. Despite of all his techinque, he needed some luck to make the second goal of his side. Kiriau took a corner, the ball deflected into Akitesh Vishal Kumar legs to find the nets of the Fijian side.
The boost of confidence for the Ni-Vanuatu side made them find the final goal of the clash, the third of D’York, through the efforts of Jesse Takaro with a shot that the opposition goalkeeper could not hold.
In their second match in the competition, D’York Street will be facing the home side Auckland Football Federation while Suva will fake the mighty Solomon Islands side Kooline.