Tahiti beat Poland 8-4 to finish their Group D campaign in a strong position at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.
The Tahitians jumped in front early and were 4-0 up after the first interval, with Angelo Tchen’s rocket into the top corner the pick of the bunch.
Tiki Toa captain Naea Bennett then scored a brace in the second period to give the 2015 runners-up an even bigger cushion.
However, Poland then mounted a respectable fightback. Tomasz Lenart scored his first Beach Soccer World Cup goal late in the second period and Konrad Kubiak netted a penalty in the third to give the European champions some hope.
A Tahiti own goal and a Jakob Jesionowski strike brought the game to 6-4. However, a late free-kick from Heiarii Tavanae and a goal from Raimana Li Fung Kuee meant the Pacific islanders were too strong on the day and finished group stage play on six points.
Tahiti finished second in Group D behind South American champions Brazil, who beat Japan 9-3 in their final group match.
The Tiki Toa have now reached the quarter finals at the past three World Cup tournaments.