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Pacific football wrap – Sep 8

Action from Hekari v Gulf Komara. Photo Credit: PNGFA Media.

Papua New Guinea have commenced a two-week break of their Kulum Petroleum National Soccer League and will return on September 18.  

Last week’s results of the Northern Conference saw reigning champions Lae City FC beat Morobe United 6-2 which puts them two games clear of their opponents.

Second placed FC Morobe Wawens beat Northern Youth 2-0, while Sepik FC beat Tusbab Stallions 2-0. Sepik FC’s victory have moved them from sixth place to fourth.

Photo: Current tables of the PNG Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League.

In the Southern Conference, Hekari remain at the top-of-the-table after edging past Gulf Komara 2-1 and Star Mountain beat Southern Youth FC 4-1 and Pom Strikers FC edged past Central Dabari 1-0 in the remaining clash. Check out the ladders on the right after seven rounds of play.

In New Caledonia’s Coupe de Caledonia quarter-final, Tiga Sport won 1-0 against Sc Ne Drehu and JS Baco finally defeated Trio Kedeigne following the end of a goal-shooting session (2-2 then 6 tab to 5).

New Caledonia also played their 17th day of their Elite Futsal Championship.

AS Pitt beat Zeolyl Futsal 7-4 and AS Paita edged past AS Riwik 5-4 on Saturday, September 4.

On the following day, FC Ferrand beat AS Bwyru 8-1 and thriller matches were seen between Olympique and SCO Kartier Nord 3-2, SC Ne Drehu and ES Hovailou 6-5, and AS Universite won 4-3 against AS Wetr.

Samoa played their latest round of Youth and Senior League matches last week. In the Premier Men’s grade, Vaitele uta won 1-0 against Vaiusu, Togafuafua edged past Moataa 4-3 and Sogi won 2-1 over Faatoia Utd.

Vaipuna beat Lion of Judah 3-0, Lupe o le Soaga won 5-1 over Kiwi and USP and Vaivase tai were unable to be split in a 1-1 draw.

In the Premier Women’s grade, Faatoia Utd beat Lotopa 2-0, Kiwi won 2-1 against Vaipuna, Moataa won 3-0 over Sogi, Lupe o le Soaga left Faleasiu scoreless 6-0, and it was the same for Saleimoa against Vaivase tai 8-0. Click here for more results. 

New Zealand have confirmed changes to the men’s and women’s National League, Kate Sheppare Cup and Chatham Cup schedules after the continuation of alert level changes due to the latest COVID-19 delta outbreak.

Changes have been made to give participants clarity and information on finishing competitions where possible. Click here for more details.

Lastly, a return to play protocol for Fiji was discussed, watch the full discussion below.

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