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Pacific football wrap – Sep 1

Teams in action in round two of the Cook Islands football season. Photo Credit: CIFA Media

Round two of the Cook Islands football season was played last week at the CIFA Complex.

In the premier men’s grade, Nikao Sokattak FC won 2-0 over Puaikura, Matavera-Ngatangiia FC drew 2-2 with Tikikaveka FC and Tupapa Maraerenga FC won 3-1 against Avatiu FC.

Puaikura FC also won 2-0 in the senior women’s grade, Matavera-Ngatangiia FC edged past Tikikaveka FC 2-1 and Tupapa Mararenga FC secured a 4-0 victory over Avatiu FC. Click here for more results.

New Caledonia wrapped up their 16th day of their Elite Futsal Championship.

ES Hovailou won 9-5 over AS Paita, AS Universite beat AS Riwik 7-1 while SCO Kartier Nord edged past AS Bwyru 3-2.

Olympique beat Zeolyl Futsal 5-2, AS Wetr won in a 5-4 thriller over FC Ferrand and SC Ne Drehu beat JS Traput 3-2 in the remaining match.

Round six of Papua New Guinea’s Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League was played last weekend.

In the Southern Conference a nil-all result was seen between Southern Youth and Gulf Komara FC, Pom Strikers FC drew 2-2 with ladder leaders Hekari United and Star Mountain won 2-0 against Tavur.

Reigning champions Lae City FC proved too strong against Sepik FC and won 10-0 in the Northern Conference.

Northern Youth won 1-0 over Morobe United and FC Morobe Wawens handed Lae City Dwellers a 1-0 defeat.

The Solomon Islands national futsal team, the Kurukuru, have arrived in Croatia for the second leg of their European tour that serves as preparation for the FIFA Futsal World Cup this month.

The team are set to play international friendly matches against Saudi Arabia, Finland, Italy and Costa Rica.

Tonga’s Major League quarter-finals saw Navutoka men win 7-0 against Veitongo, Popua walk away with a 1-0 win over Young Stars and it was the same result for Fafeha against Kauvai, 1-0.

In the women’s grade, Nukuhetulu secured a big 8-0 win over Lavengatonga, Havelu kept Kauvai scoreless, 6-0, Veitongo beat Navutoka 2-0 and Toa Girls edged past Fahefa 1-0.

American Samoa’s National League and Youth League kicked off last weekend, click here for round two draw.

Their neighbours Samoa continued with their leagues. The Lion of Judah men won 8-1 against Moataa, Vaitele ute beat Togafuafua 5-0, Lupe o le Soaga won 5-0 over USP, Vaivase tai edged past Vaipuna 2-1 and Kiwi won 5-1 over Faatoia United.

In the premier women’s grade, Faleasiu thumped Vaivase tai 12-0, Lotopa won 6-0 against Sogi, Faatoia United beat Kiwi 2-1, Lepea beat Moataa 5-0 and Vaipuna won 1-0 to Lupe o le Soaga. Click here for more results.

Lastly, all football and futsal activity in New Zealand are suspended for a third weekend due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak and changes in alert levels. Click here to read more.

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