Vanuatu win 11-6 v Samoa to secure plate final spot
Vanuatu is through to the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 plate final after beating Samoa 11-6, with Rhydley Napau, Anderson Tabeva and Sandy Mesau scoring doubles in the win.
Vanuatu opened the bank via Kevin Donald, Tabeva, Coulon and Allen but Samoa replied scoring four goals including Falaniko Nanumea’s double before the break, 5-4.
Samoan skipper Vaa Taualai slotted the equaliser in the opening minutes of the second half until Napau and Mesau scored their doubles. Athanas Allen was awarded Player of the Match.
Vanuatu: (Kevin DONALD x2, Anderson TABEVA x2, Michel COULON, Athanas ALICK, Rhydley NAPAUx2, Sandy MESAU x2, Lulu SOPUSO)
Samoa: (Kawasaki SAOFAIGA, Falaniko NANUMEA x2, Vaa TAUALAI, Samuela MALO)
Half time: 5-4
Fijian trio score doubles in second-half effort
Fiji will meet Vanuatu in the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 plate final tomorrow after a win against Tonga, with Rajneel Singh, Surjason Sami and Navneet Chand netting two goals each.
Fiji got off to a slow start conceding one goal to finish 2-1 at half time, but once Fiji found their groove in the second half they were able to dominate with six goals ending with Chand scoring back-to-back to end.
Ramsan Khan received Player of the Match honours.
Fiji: 8 (Sione TUIFANGALOKA, Rajneel SINGH x2, Surjason SAMI x2, Vineet NADAN, Navneet CHAND x2)
Tonga: 1 (Lachman ATOA)
Half time: 2-1
New Zealand are through to the Cup final
New Zealand is the first team through to the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 final after beating New Caledonia in a thrilling match at the Vodafone Arena.
The first half was an arm wrestle until the 15th minute when Futsal All White Sean McIntee forced an error from the New Caledonia goalkeeper to give his side a 1-0 lead at the break. Goals to Jordan Ditfort, Ethan Martin, Hamish Grey were enough to seal the win.
Emmanuel Hmaen was the only scorer for New Caledonia, while Rahan Ali received Player of the Match.
New Zealand: 6 ( Logan WISNEWSKI, Jordan DITFORT, Ethan MARTIN, Hamish GREY)
Waitronyie LALIE (OG) Uge QENEGEIE (OG)
New Caledonia: 1 (Emmanuel HMAEN)
Half time: 1-0
The Kurukuru impress huge crowd with FP5 win
The Solomon Islands will meet New Zealand in the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 final after a stunning 5-1 win over the Fiji Football Associations President’s Five (FP5) in front of local fans at Vodafone Arena.
The atmosphere was electric from kick-off and it was the Kurukuru who opened the scoring via Eddie Kasute’e and Arnold Maeluma. FP5’s Kavinesh Lal netted a goal giving hope to Fijian fans at half time, 2-1.
But the Solomon Islands came out in the second half remembering why they entered the tournament, to progress to the final, and slotted three goals to finish the job. Elis Mana picked up Player of the Match honours.
Solomon Islands: 5 (Eddie KASUTE’E, Arnold MAELUMA, Clifford MISITANA, Junior LALO, Benjamin MANA)
Fiji Football Association President’s Five: 1 (Kavinesh LAL)
Half time: 2-1