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OFC Futsal Cup Wrap Up: Match Day 3

New Caledonia trio score doubles in win v Samoa

Doubles to Paul Longue, Jone Ue and Emmanuel Hmaen were moments to celebrate in New Caledonia’s second victory against Samoa in the first game of Match Day 3.

Longue opened the bank using the outside of his right foot to tap it in goal followed by Ue’s who was supplied the ball by New Caledonia’s skipper Ferdinand Qenegeie to score.

A left-footer from Samoa’s Falaniko Naumea surprised New Caledonia but Ue and Longue quickly replied before half time.

New Caledonia: 7 (Paul LONGE x2, Emmanuel Hmaen x2, Jone Ue x2, Waitronyie Lalie)

Samoa: 2 (Falaniko Naumea, Tavita To’o)

Half time: 1-4

 

Goalkeeper Nemesh Ram saves the day

The Fiji Football Association President’s Five (FP5) are through to the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 semi-finals, thanks to their goalkeeper Nemesh Ram who slotted the winner against Vanuatu.

The possibilities were endless throughout the match which saw FP5 open the scoring via Aman Naidu and Raveneel Pal. Vanuatu’s Rhydely Napau goal was the equaliser in the second half.

Defensive hustle was shown by both teams until the dying minute of the match when Ram saved the day.

Vanuatu: 2 (Rhydley NAPAU, Michel COULON) 

FP5: 3 (Aman NAIDU, Ravneel PAL, Nemesh RAM)

Half time: 1-2

Futsal All Whites triumph over Tonga

New Zealand can be proud of their efforts today after their third win of the tournament against Tonga, booking their spot in the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 semi-finals.

The Futsal Whites raced out to an 8-1 lead at half time and maintained their form in the second spell where Ethan Martin earned his double, as well as Player of the Match Adam Paulsen.

Tonga’s Joseph Muavesi scored Tonga’s only goal.

New Zealand: 15 (Casey SHARPLIN, Ethan MARTIN x2, Hamish GRAY, Sean McINTEE, Oban HAWKINS, Steph ASHBY-PECKHAM, Adam PAULSEN x2)

Tonga: 1 (Joseph MUAVESI)

Half time: 10-1

 

Late drama in Solomon Islands v Fiji draw to end Match Day 3 

The Solomon Islands are through to the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 semi-final after a 6-6 thriller against tournament hosts Fiji.

It was 6-5 to the Kurukuru until the final two minutes of the match, when awarded Player of the Match Shahil Dave slotted the equaliser off a penalty.

Fijian fans were hopeful but the clock was against them and the Solomon Islands secured their spot.

Solomon Islands: 6 (Franster RUKUMANA x2, Jeffery Bule, Eddie Kasute’e, Marlon Sia, Clifford Misitana)

Fiji: 6 (Surjason SAMI, Paul LAKI, Ramzan KHAN, Filipe BARAVILALA, Merrill NAND, Shahil DAVE)

Half time: 4-4

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