A Vaiala Tongan player (right) dibbles against an
Ilaoa & To’omata opponent in their game at Pago
Park Soccer Stadium. [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Taputimu Youth, FFAS National League Division 2 Cup holders are in sole possession of No. 1 place after leapfrogging both FC SKBC and Atu’u Broncos following their 7-1 win over challenger Atu’u.
FC SKBC, last week’s top team in the standings, lost a very close game to PanSa 3-2.
In other games it was Vaiala Tongan 2, Ilaoa & To’omata 1 and Green Bay 1, Lion Heart B 0.
TAPUTIMU YOUTH 7, ATU’U BRONCOS 1 (CUP)
Atu’u scored first with Rafael Rocha scoring on a brilliant goal that saw him spin 360 degrees before shooting at an empty net.
Atu’u, playing fast and furiously in that first half went into the break with the 1-0 lead.
In the second half Taputimu finally came alive as they forced an own goal for the equalizer and then their relentless attack started to pour in goals as they easily put the match out of reach.
Atu’u ran out of gas in the second half due to their fast paced opening period. This helped Taputimu retain their cup. Panweichi Kaleopa scored twice for the cup holders.
PANSA 3, FC SKBC 2
PanSa came out awake and firing in the match day’s first game in the morning as they jumped to a 3-0 lead off of scores by D’Angelo Herrera, Jason Kuresa and Desmond Tu’upule.
But a strong second half by FC SKBC changed things as they started attacking more with the end result of two goals before running out of time for an equalizer.
VAIALA TONGAN 2, ILAOA & TO’OMATA 1
This was a game between two winless teams and it was a second half game-winner by Fae Pouli that saw the Tongan team earn their first win of the season.
Both teams played to a 1-1 draw in the first half before Pouli’s game winning goal.
GREEN BAY 1, LION HEART B 0
Michael Punefu scored the only goal of the match 25 minutes into the first half and Green Bay managed to hold on to that slim lead throughout.
Lion Heart, still seeking their first win of the season following a draw and a loss, could have tied it on numerous occasions but failed to do so.
The win was the first of the season for Green Bay following two losses.