The women’s FFAS National Cup has changed hands for the second week in-a-row with the Tafuna Jets taking it away from Taputimu Youth in a 1-0 win on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
It was only Match Day 2 of the women’s 2017 FFAS National League but the Cup has now changed hands twice, with Taputimu Youth taking it away from Ilaoa & To’omata, before losing it away last Saturday.
Incidentally, Tafuna held the Cup last year as well before losing it away to Ilaoa & To’omata.
In other games, it was Vaiala Tongan 2, PanSa 1; Royal Puma 2, Green Bay 1; Black Roses 2, Ilaoa & To’omata 0 and Pago Youth 1, Lion Heart 0.
TAFUNA JETS 1, TAPUTIMU YOUTH 0
Tafuna Jets managed to hold on to their slim 1-0 lead despite playing with only nine players, as two could no longer continue playing due to injuries, and they had no one else on their bench to make up their numbers.
Vasati Makiasi scored for Tafuna in the first half, and from then on relied on their defense to hold off Taputimu from equalizing.
With the Cup now in Tafuna’s hands, the door has been re-opened for Ilaoa & To’omata to try to win it back as they will challenge the Jets for it this week. Taputimu Youth will play against Vaiala Tongan.
VAIALA TONGAN 2, PANSA 1
Vaiala Tongan came back from a 1-0 deficit to beat PanSa 2-1 thanks to a brace of goals from Elcy Lui.
Upuia Sao scored for PanSa.
Vaiala Tongan plays against Taputimu Youth this week while PanSa takes on Green Bay.
ROYAL PUMA 3, GREEN BAY 1
Three different players scored for Royal Puma in a tough match against Green Bay last Saturday.
Maryann Leone and Darlene Pani scored first half goals while Vaileu Sua made it 3-1, giving them an extra cushion in the goals department after Princess Fegauia’i scored for Green Bay.
This Saturday Royal Puma plays against Pago Youth while Green Bay takes on PanSa.
BLACK ROSES 2, ILAOA & TO’OMATA
Audrey Hall helped Black Roses win their second game of the season by scoring two goals in a 2-0 win over Ilaoa & To’omata last Saturday.
Ilaoa & To’omata will prepare this week to challenge for the Cup against Tafuna while Black Roses will play against Lion Heart.
PAGO YOUTH 1, LION HEART 0
Fa’afeu Amisone helped Pago Youth win their first game of the season by scoring the only goal of the game against Lion Heart last Saturday.