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Ilaoa & To’omata wins FFAS 5-A-Side League

In the U-17 contest, Lion Heart upset top seed Ilaoa & To’omata 3-0 to clinch the title while the Tafuna Jets were officially recognized as women’s champions during the awards ceremony.
Heading into the semifinals they were the No. 4 seed with the daunting task of taking on the competition’s No. 1 team, Utulei Youth, that went undefeated during the regular season.
Utulei scored first and then looked on haplessly as Gun Kang, the eventual MVP, scored all four goals for Ilaoa & To’omata in a 4-1 upset.
The other semi-final saw No. 2 Vaiala Tongan edge No. 3 Tafuna Jets 2-1 thanks to two goals from Sione Moeaki.
In the final, both teams had their chances at scoring and Vaiala Tongan were able to contain Ilaoa & To’omata’s scoring machine and MVP, Kang.
But it was a goal from Pedro Diaz that made the difference as he scored with five minutes to play in the game. They were able to hold on for the win in two straight upset wins in the playoffs for the title.
In the game for 3rd place Utulei Youth beat Tafuna Jets 6-2.
Lion Heart needed a win to overcome Ilaoa & To’omata’s one-point advantage over them in the standings and they did it in resounding fashion with a 3-0 win.
Niko Lelevaga scored twice for Lion Heart while Paul Collins scored once. Collins was the team’s best player during the competition and he helped to frustrate Ilaoa & To’omata defensively to earn the MVP award.
Lion Heart led 1-0 after the first half and then secured the win with two goals in the second.
The Tafuna Jets were officially crowned champs of their division after completing the two-round robin competition with the best record.
Beulah Oney was named MVP after helping to guide the Jets to the title.

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