#OFCWNC : New Caledonia to face New Zealand in semi-finals


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Oceania Women’s Nations Cup hosts, New Caledonia, have won through to the semi-finals where they face the might of tournament favourites New Zealand.

Papua New Guinea sealed top spot in Group A with a third straight win, 3-1 over Tahiti, in which Ramona Padio scored twice in the last 16 minutes.

New Caledonia took the runners-up spot in the group with two second-half goals seeing off Samoa.

New Zealand thrashed Fiji 10-0 in the Group B decider, as Sarah Gregorious claimed her second hat-trick of the tournament.

Tonga got off the mark with victory against the Cook Islands, Laveni Vaka with the only goal just 3 minutes in.

The semi-finals are on Wednesday, with PNG playing Fiji and favourites New Zealand facing hosts New Caledonia.

The eventual tournament winners qualify for the World Cup.