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FFAS men’s 2010 league’s pool stage nears end

This game must be completed in order to determine the six playoff-bound teams in Pool A and the match will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at Kananafou Theological Center.
Pool B is complete after Pago Youth A edged Vailoatai Youth in a thrilling, 3-2 high intensity match.
Six games (including two Pool A matches) were called off after a heated exchange between Pago Pago and Vailoatai fans at the Kananafou Theological Center following the conclusion of the Pago A-Vailoatai match. Fans involved have been dealt with accordingly by the FFAS Disciplinary Committee.
The Kananafou Theological College leaders requested that the remaining matches be called off with FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua consenting to it.
The men’s games that were completed were:
Kiwi Soccers 3, Fagasa Youth 3 (Pool A)
Pago Youth A 3, Vailoatai Youth 2 (Pool B)
FC SKBC 10, Green Bay 1 (Pool B)
The matches canceled were:
Pago Youth B vs. Ilaoa & To’omata (Pool A)
Tafuna Jets A vs. Black Roses (Pool A)
Tafuna Jets B vs. PanSa (Pool B)
Lauli’i vs. Lion Heart (Pool B)
After going through each of the remaining games, the competition committee decided to end the pool stage without having to complete the called-off matches with the exception of one — Ilaoa & To’omata vs. Pago Youth B.
Pago B needs a win to make it to the postseason while Ilaoa & To’omata needs a win or a tie.
With Pool A’s No. 6 playoff berth currently in doubt, the teams from No. 1 to No. 5 are Black Roses, Fagasa Youth, Kiwi Soccers, Utulei Youth and Tafuna Jets A.
When the playoffs kick off this Saturday it will be Kiwi Soccers vs. Ilaoa & To’omata/Pago Youth B and Utulei Youth vs. Tafuna Jets A.
In Pool B, the teams are — from top to bottom — Pago Youth A, Vailoatai Youth, FC SKBC, Lion Heart, PanSa and Lauli’i. On Saturday, Nov. 20, FC SKBC takes on Lauli’i while Lion Heart faces off against PanSa.
The top six teams from both pools enter group playoffs with the No. 1 and 2 seeds getting a first round bye while No. 3 plays No. 6 and No. 4 takes on No. 5. The next round has the lowest seeded winner facing No. 1 while No. 2 has a date with the highest seeded survivor out of the first round.
Once there are two teams remaining in each pool all four will advance to the semi-finals with the highest seed from Pool A taking on the lowest surviving seeded team in Pool B and vice versa.

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