Titiula Manuma scored on a goal in the last minute of the game to help PanSa stave off a potential, 0-0 tie against Ilaoa & To’omata on Match Day 3 of the women’s 2016 National League on Saturday, Sept. 3.
In other games, it was Tafuna Jets 7, Vaiala Tongan 0, while Lion Heart and Green Bay won by forfeit against Pago Youth and Utulei Youth, respectively.
Both Pago Youth and Utulei Youth were unable to field the required number of players (nine), to start the game five minutes after the allotted starting time. It was the second forfeit for Utulei Youth, and first for Pago Youth. If Utulei forfeits one more game, a possible third of the competition, they will be disqualified from the league.
PANSA 1, ILAOA & TO’OMATA 0
Goalkeepers Filiga Ioapo of PanSa and Donna Siliga of Ilaoa & To’omata played well during the match, denying attacking opportunities during the course of the game.
However, Manuma came up with an amazing goal that beat Siliga to the near post to negate what looked like a 0-0 draw.
PanSa (3-0-0) will take on Vaiala Tongan (0-1-2) for the cup while in other games it will be Tafuna Jets (3-0-0) vs. Green Bay (1-0-1); Utulei Youth (0-0-2) vs. Royal Puma (0-1-1); Ilaoa & To’omata (0-1-2) vs. Lion Heart (2-1-0) and Pago Youth (0-0-3) will sit out with a bye.
TAFUNA JETS 7, VAIALA TONGAN 0
Beulah Oney scored four times in the Jets’ third straight win of the season. Fiso Letoi added two goals in a big win by the Tafuna Jets.