Amicale Football Club from Vanuatu forced a draw againsPNG representatives Hekari United in a game full of slips and slides atthe Lloyd Robson Oval.
It wasthe second round ofthe OFC Champions League in Port Moresby and Hekari got off to a quick but shaky start against visitors Amicale from Vanuatu.
Amicale werethe happier ofthe sides after playing much ofthe match with only ten men. Solomon Islands international Joses Nawo received a straight red card from Fijian referee Rakesh Varman inthe 35th minute.
Hekari though could not make best use oftheir numerical advantage and failed to findthe goal that would have giventhemtheir first win ofthe OFC Champions league campaign.
Amicale Coach and officials were obviously satisflied withthe result and pleased withthe determinationthe players showed to eke out a draw with one man down.
Sunday’s scoreless stalemate is Hekari'’s first point ofthe campaign andthe Port Moresby-based side is locked with Solomon Warriors on one point after both losttheir opening games last weekend.
The next round of Group A action will take place on Saturday 13 April and sees Amicale host Solomon Warriors at Port Vila Stadium while Hekari travel to Govind Park to face Be.
The nil all score line sees Hekari’sit atthe bottom of Group A inthe OFC Championships League.
Sophie Yaruso, EMTV Sport