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Double heartbreak for Young All Whites

The New Zealand U-17 football team have tasted a double dose of heartbreak on day three of the Sanix Cup in Fukuoka, Japan on Saturday, losing one game to a late goal and another in a penalty shootout.

March 21, 2009


AUCKLAND – The New Zealand U-17 football team have tasted a double dose of heartbreak on day three of the Sanix Cup in Fukuoka, Japan on Saturday, losing one game to a late goal and another in a penalty shootout.

The Young All Whites will now play off for 15th place in the tournament on Sunday, before meeting the Japan U-17 national team in a friendly on Monday.

New Zealand’s morning match against Saga Higashi High School looked set to finish scoreless until the Japanese students got in behind New Zealand’s defence with two minutes of the 80 minute match remaining to set up the game’s only goal.

The Young All Whites picked themselves up for an afternoon match against Kagashimi Josei but again failed to score, with the Japanese side claiming a 4-3 penalty shootout win after the match finished 0-0 in normal time.

New Zealand coach Steve Cain said the lack of goals didn’t stem from a lack of creativity.

“The afternoon was a much better performance than the morning, but overall we’re paying for not putting chances away. The other teams are more clinical,” Cain said.

“Even in the first game which was probably the worst of our tour, we created a few chances and probably should’ve scored.”

Cain said the chance to play the best high schools in Japan was invaluable experience and gave his staff the chance to test players in a competitive environment before April’s U-17 Oceania Championship.

“We played a very experimental line-up in the first game, to look at a few different things and overall we’re earning a lot about the players and what they can do, and can’t do.”

“We’re getting insight into our strengths and areas we need to take a harder look at before the U-17 World Cup qualifiers start in April.”


2009 Sanix Cup
Fukuoka, Japan
March 21 2009

New Zealand 0 Saga Higashi High School 1
Halftime: 0-0

New Zealand
: Alex Carr (GK), Steven Kibby (Gordon Murie 40), Ross Haviland, Josh Morrison, Thomas Spragg (Adam Thomas 15), Jamie Doris, Dylan Windust (Nikolai Molijn 88), Fergus Neil, Tim Pilkington (Zane Sole 40), Ernesto Lopez (Michael Built, 50), Andrew Milne.
Substitutes not used: Coey Turipa (RGK), Andrew Bevin, Ashton Pett.
Unavailable: Cameron Lindsay
Coach: Steve Cain

Yellow cards - Zane Sole 47

New Zealand 0 Kagashimi Josei 0 (Kagashimi Josei win 4-3 on penalties)
Halftime: 0-0

New Zealand: Coey Turipa (GK), Cameron Lindsay,Gordon Murie, Ashton Pett, Josh Morrison, Zane Sole, Jamie Doris, Michael Built, Nikolai Molijn (Andrew Bevin 50), Andrew Milne.
Substitutes not used: Alex Carr (RGK), Steven Kibby, Ross Haviland, Thomas Spragg, Adam Thomas,  Dylan Windust, Fergus Neil, Tim Pilkington, Ernesto Lopez.

Yellow cards: Cameron Lindsay 47, Zane Sole 64/80
Red Card: Zane Sole 80.

Young All Whites Sanix Cup Results/Schedule:
March 19
New Zealand 1 Japan 2
New Zealand 1 Jang Yoon High School 1 (Jang Yoon win 5-4 on penalties)

March 20
New Zealand 2 Suankularb Wittayalai High School 0

March 21
New Zealand 0 Saga Higashi High School 1
New Zealand 0 Kagashimi Josei High School 0 (Kagashimi Josei win 4-3 on penalties)

March 22 Playoff for 15th (2pm NZT)

March 23 (1.30pm NZT) v Japan (friendly)

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