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Warriors, Vikings vie for Futsal title

Two goals in the first half of extra time were the undoing of the Lions as Tafuna went on to win the thrilling playoff match 3-2.
In the other playoff contest, the Vikings were stoic on defense as they crushed the Samoana Sharks 5-1.
The title match is set for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 between Tafuna and Faga’itua while Leone takes on Samoana in the match for 3rd and 4th place.
A minute and 18 seconds into the first half of extra period saw Richard Mulitalo put Tafuna ahead for good while Falanasisi Tomasi provided what would be the game-winner 1:07 later for a commanding 3-1 lead.
Victor Malaki scored for Leone but it was a little too late as that goal came with only 20 seconds remaining on the clock.
Kidd Bartley provided the game’s first score coming with only 2:10 to play in the first half while Ryan Petaia equalized 9:50 into the second period.
Faga’itua eked out a 4-3 win over Samoana during their round-robin match on Feb. 1 but this time it was all Vikings especially with the stoic defense of Shalom Luani.
Time and time again he was able to put out a leg to block shot after shot, even ones at point blank range. He was a disruptive force on defense while his forays into Samoana territory were a sight to see, causing attackers to miss tackles with his beautiful foot work.
Older brother Roy Luani, way shorter than Shalom, was also a force on the court, playing tough physically on defense and coming away with a brace in attack. Harry Alo also scored a brace for the Vikings in their decimation of Samoana,
Tuvalu Peni Jr. added a lone goal for Faga’itua while JP Fa’avae provided the Sharks’ only score of the match.

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