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As it happened: New Zealand v Jamaica

Published: 7:11PM Wednesday February 29, 2012 Source: ONE Sport

Fulltime - Jamaica fight off a late Kiwi comeback to seal the win in an entertaining end to the match.

90 + 2 - Tommy Smith nods one agonisingly over the bar from a free kick.

89 min - Sub Nelsen off for Vicelich

88 min - GOAL - 3-2. Chris Killen clinically nods home a Leo Bertos corner. Can the Kiwis pull one more back?

87 min - Sub for Jamaica Stewart off for reid.

81 mins - Sub for Jamaica, James replaces Watson.

77 mins - GOAL 3-1. A two v two counter attack for Jamaica results in Navian Boyd finding room on the right hand side to fire a cracking shot in off the post

73 mins - Sub for Jamaica, Edwards on for Stewart. Sub for NZ Bertos on for Rojas.

72 mins - NZ playing with two traditional target men now with Killen and Wood upfront together. They are looking to get lots of balls into the box for the two big men.

70 mins - Keat fires a cracking shot from 30 yards with his second touch just over the bar. Would have been a great way to mark his debut.

67 mins - Nelsen re-directs a corner back toward goal and Tommy Smith gets a head onto it, only to see it drift agonisingly wide of the goal.

64 mins - Double sub for NZ - Keat on for McGlinchey, Killen on for Barbarouses.

60 mins - Shelton shows great speed by cutting in from the left and tries to bend one around Paston with his right foot. Just wide.

54 mins - GOAL - 2-1 - Fantastic interplay between Rojas and Wood results in Wood finding space just inside the box and placing the ball past the Jamaican keeper. Game on

53 mins - GOAL - 2-0 Jamaica. Stewart breaks free on the right hand side and smashes a right footed shot into the back of the net.

48 mins - We are back underway as Tramaine Stewart blazes one over from close range. He should have done better.

Halftime - New Zealand need to be more clinical with their final pass, after a dominating first that saw them trail 1-0 to a freak cross which nestled in Mark Paston's goal.

44 mins - Brockie fires a shot hard and low from the edge of the box and Miller gets down to make a good save at his near post.

43 mins - Winston Reid goes down in a heap after a clumsy looking tackle and is replaced by Ben Sigmund.

42 mins - The game has been turned on its head with NZ having the majority of possession, but conceding a freak goal to fall behind.

38 mins - GOAL - Xavian Virgo opens the scoring for Jamaica against the run of play when his speculative cross from the right bends inside Mark Pastons far post.

36 mins - Shelton gets a booking for simulation but should feel aggreived as he was clearly clipped by Winston Reid.

35 mins - Brockie cuts back onto his left foot just outside the box but fires his shot straight at Miller.

30 mins - Great through ball from Rojas finds Barbarouses but he is unable to trouble Miller.

28 mins - Jamaican keeper looks all at sea under pressure.

24 mins - Miller makes a great save from Nelsen at point blank range after a NZ freekick was not cleared.

21 mins - Yellow card for Je'Vaughn Watson from Jamaica for a late challenge on Rojas.

20 mins - Stewart makes the most of an error from Barbarouses and fires a shot at goal from all of 30 yards, forcing Paston to tip the ball over the bar.

19 mins - Nice sweeping move from NZ finds Rojas on the left but his cross is straight into the hands of Jamaican keeper Miller.

14 mins - Jamaica are starting to look more comfortable on the ball with an extended period of possession.

6 mins - Rojas gets played through on goal from Brockie and touches the ball around the Jamaican keeper, only to be taken out. The ref calls play on, to the bemusement of the NZ side. Looked like a penalty.

3 mins - A cagey start from both sides as the crowd delights in a wayward Jamaican corner which sails straight out.

0 mins - The All Whites are in all black tonight, playing in the away kit. It is a cloudy but fine night in Auckland and we are just about ready to go.

Pre-match

The All Whites face Jamaica tonight in an international match at Mt Smart Stadium. Join us here for live updates off all the action.

Chris Wood, Marco Rojas and Kosta Barbarouses are set to form an exciting three man U-23 attack for the All Whites in their first international in nearly nine months.

Twenty-year-old Wood will be responsible for leading the line in the absence of Perth Glory marksman Shane Smeltz who was ruled out by management due to an ankle injury.

Captain Ryan Nelsen will marshall the backline alongside Winston Reid, Tony Lockhead and Tommy Smith while Tim Brown, Michael McGlinchey and Jeremy Brockie will support the attacking trio from midfield.

The crowd is filling up and we are nearly ready to go....

Teams:

New Zealand: 1-Mark PASTON (GK), 2-Winston REID, 3-Tony LOCHHEAD, 5-Tommy SMITH, 6-Ryan NELSEN (captain), 8-Tim BROWN, 11-Marco ROJAS, 14-Michael MCGLINCHEY, 16-Jeremy BROCKIE, 17-Kosta BARBAROUSES, 18-Chris WOOD.

Substitutes: 4-Ben SIGMUND, 7-Leo BERTOS, 10-Chris KILLEN, 12-Scott BASALAJ (RGK), 13-Dan KEAT, 15-Ivan VICELICH.

Injured: 9-Shane SMELTZ.

Head Coach: Ricki HERBERT

Jamaica: 13-Dwayne MILLER (GK), 3-Damian STEWART, 5-Claude DAVIS, 6-Jermaine TAYLOR (captain), 7-Tramaine STEWART, 9-Omar CUMMINGS, 10-Keammar DALEY, 14-Xavian VIRGO, 15-Je'Vaughn WATSON, 11-Luton SHELTON.

Substitutes: 1-Jacomeno BARRETT (RGK), 2-Richard EDWARDS, 8-Jorginho JAMES, 12-Navian BOYD, 16-Troy SMITH, 18-Romeo PARKS, 19-Adrian REID, 20-O'Neil THOMPSON.

Head coach: Theodore WHITMORE

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