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Men’s National League kicks off

The competition is divided into two pools with last year’s championship finalists — Pago Youth A and Black Roses — heading Pool A and B, respectively.
“It was great to see Pago Park Soccer Stadium come alive again with our national league kicking off,” said FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet. “Good luck to all the teams participating this year and we hope you come out to the field playing your best.”
FFAS Vice-President Sandra Herrera officially opened the competition while executive committee member Rev. Ioane Evagelia provided the opening invocation.
POOL A
PAGO A 11, BRONCOS 0
Defending champs Pago Youth A got off to a great start with their league-opening win over Atu’u Broncos B 11-0.
They scored seven goals in the first half and provided four in the second. Rambo Tapui and Ryan Samuelu scored hat tricks for Pago A.
VAIALA TONGAN 2, ILAOA & TO’OMATA 1
Vaiala Tongan, a new FFAS club member this year and new to the competition, shocked Ilaoa & To’omata 2-1 after taking a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Ilaoa & To’omata missed numerous chances to score and let the game get away from them despite scoring a goal late in the second half.
VAITOGI UNITED 3, KIWI SOCCERS 1
New to the competition, Vaitogi United played well to beat Kiwi Soccers 3-1 in their pool clash.
Mikey Unasa scored a brace to help Vaitogi win.
FAGASA YOUTH 6, LION HEART B
Faima Tua scored a hat trick and Faevalu Tago score two to help last year’s 3rd place finishers dust of Lion Heart’s B squad 6-0.
POOL B
PANSA 4, BLACK ROSES 2
2010 runners-up Black Roses were shockingly upset 4-2 by PanSa behind a brace from D’Angelo Herrera.
Black Roses led 2-1 after the first half but the second belonged to PanSa as they dropped three goals on the latter for the win.
LION HEART A, GREEN BAY
Fa’apouli Feagaimaali’i scored two goals to help Lion Heart A edge Green Bay 2-0.
He scored a goal in each half to help his team win.
VAILOATAI YOUTH 4, PAGO YOUTH B 1
Prince Nile scored twice in Vailoatai’s 4-1 win over Pago Youth B.
It was a tight first half with Vailoatai Youth leading by only a goal but they took command in the second half to pull out an easy win.
UTULEI YOUTH 5, ATU’U BRONCOS 0
Utulei Youth turned a 2-0, first half lead into a convincing 5-0 win over new club member Atu’u Broncos A.

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