#OFCWNC : Fiji, New Zealand and PNG progress

Fijian captain Jotivini Tabua pressures an opponent. (Photo: fijifootball.com.fj)

Fiji, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have all reached the 2018 Oceania Women’s Nations Cup semi-finals with a game to spare.

Papua New Guinea progressed to the semi-finals after a 6-2 victory over hosts New Caledonia, Marie Kaipu featuring with a five-goal haul.

Wednesday’s other Group A fixture was a ten-goal thriller as Tahiti drew 5–5 with Samoa. Carole Teotahi hit a hat-trick for Tahiti but so did Sina Sataraka for Samoa, two of those in the last dozen minutes to rescue a point.

New Caledonia need a win against Samoa on Saturday to be sure of completing the semi-final line-up.

New Zealand hit Cook Islands for six, including an Emma Rolston brace, to ensure they progress from Group B.

Fiji are also through having thrashed Tonga 12-0, five goals coming from Cema Nasau and a hat-trick by Luisa Tamanitoakula.

The eventual winners of the tournament qualify for net year’s World Cup finals.