The latest men’s club title is decided in the Solomon Islands, while the Tafea women celebrate a grand final win in Vanuatu. That plus plenty more in this week’s wrap of the competition action from around the region.
In Port Vila, Vanuatu Tafea won the PVFA Woman’s Super 2021 grand final, edging past Erakor Golden Star 4-3 on penalties.
Tafea had led 2-0 at half-time before Erakor powered back with a pair of goals to make it 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes. But it was Tafea who held their nerve come penalties to claim victory.
After a seven-month break from football, Fiji’s Labasa returned to the Digicel Women’s Super League in style with two games in the space of three days, both of which ended in them winning 4-2.
Friday saw them get up over Nadroga, before they did it again v Tailevu Naitasiri on Sunday.
A goal on 67 minutes saw third-ranked Rewa past Suva in the other match.
In the men’s Digicel Premier League Nadroga and Labasa ended in a nil-all stalemate, while ladder-leading Lautoka and fourth-placed Ba couldn’t be split in a 1-1 draw.
Suva were in fine form against Nadi, knocking in four unanswered goals, while Rewa got past Navua 2-0.
The Telekom S-League wrapped up in the Solomon Islands, with Central Coast FC emerging victorious at the end of a thrilling final day.
It marks first time Central Coast have won the S-League title.
In Tahiti’s League 1 Vini, AS Pirae were comfortable 4-0 winners over Central Sport, as were AS Pueu over AS Mataieva in a 4-1 victory.
AS Tiare edged past AS Olympic de Mahina 2-1, while top-of-the-table AS Dragon emerged victorious in a five-goal thriller against AS Tamarii Punaruu, 3-2.
Shifting to the Cook Islands where in the premier men’s grade both Tupapa Maraerenga and Nikao Sokattak claimed 4-0 victories, over Titikaveka and Matavera respectively, while Puaikura and Avatiu couldn’t be split in a 2-2 draw.
In the women’s grade undefeated Tupapa won 4-0 over Titikaveka thanks to goals from Kuramaeva Tare (x2), Elizabeth Harmon and Mii Piri-Savage.
Avatiu and Puaikura drew 0-0 and Nikao Sokattak took down Matavera 1-0 in the other matches.
The National League South Central Series in New Zealand saw goals galore in the men’s game between Miramar Rangers and Wellington Olympic, with the game ending in a 4-4 draw.
Western Suburbs beat Selwyn United 3-1 and Cashmere Technical downed the Wellington Phoenix reserves 1-0.
In the women’s grade Southern United won 1-0 over Capital and Canterbury piled on five unanswered goals at the expense of Central.