Ilaoa & To’omata stole the women’s FFAS National Cup away from the Tafuna Jets with a 1-0 win, and then successfully defended it with a 7-0 win against Vaiala Tongan on Match Day 12 of the 2016 National League.
Two rounds of games were scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 and the Jets are reeling after losing on both accounts, the second a 2-1 loss to Royal Puma. Those losses allowed PanSa to pull to within two points of Tafuna (30-28) for the top spot in the standings.
In Round 11 games, it was Ilaoa & To’omata 1, Tafuna Jets 0; Green Bay 2, Vaiala Tongan 0; Royal Puma 3, Pago Youth 0 in a forfeited win; and another forfeited win for PanSa over Lion Heart (3-0).
In Round 12, it was Ilaoa & To’omata 7, Vaiala Tongan 0 in the Cup challenge match; Royal Puma 2, Tafuna Jets 1; PanSa 1, Green Bay 0, and Lion Heart 1, Pago Youth 0.
Elsy Lui was the hero of the day for Ilaoa & Toomata, as she scored the game-winner against Tafuna and then completed a hat trick against Vaiala Tongan. Teammates Susan Godinet and Rosie Faleao scored two goals each.
Tafuna, with 30 points, is the No. 1 team, followed by PanSa with 28, Royal Puma with 20 and at No. 4 is Lion Heart with 20. The current cup holders, Ilaoa & To’omata, are at No. 5 with 18 points, followed by Green Bay with 15, Pago Youth at No. 7 with five points, and Vaiala Tongan at No. 8 with five points as well.
Match Day 13, scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016, will also feature a double round of games for the women’s division.
Utulei Youth is the defending champion, but they were disqualified from the current competition after recording three forfeits in the first round-robin.