Tonga take out friendly

The sides, who both exited the competition in the group stages, faced each other in a friendly on Thursday at the OFC headquarters at Mt Smart Stadium.
Each team posted one win during the tournament – Tahiti triumphing 5-1 over Vanuatu and Tonga upsetting Fiji 2-1 – and were seeking to end their tours on a high note with another victory.
Despite the match carrying the ‘friendly’ tag, both sides went into the game in a determined frame of mind and it was clear the result was just as important as those earlier in the week.
It was Tonga who managed to secure it, notching a come-from-behind 2-1 victory.
Captain Penateti Feke was the hero, scoring two second-half penalties for coach Kilifi Uele’s side after Tahiti led 1-0 at the break.
The friendly offered both countries the rare chance to meet in an international game – they did not face each other during the tournament proper as they were in different groups.
The teams’ results during the OFC Women’s Nations Cup were as follows:
Tahiti:
vs Cook Islands 0-1
vs Vanuatu 5-1
vs New Zealand 0-7
Tonga:
vs Solomon Islands 0-4
vs Fiji 2-1
vs Papua New Guinea 0-3

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