PanSa takes cup away from Taputimu Youth
PanSa wrested the Division 2’s FFAS National Cup away from original holders Taputimu Youth in a thrilling 1-0 match on Sept. 8, 2012 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
In other Division 2 results it was Ilaoa & To’omata 2, Lion Heart B 1; Green Bay 3, Vaiala Tongan 3 and FC SKBC 2, Atu’u Broncos 1.
PANSA 1, TAPUTIMU YOUTH 0
Pona Sevaaetasi scored on a beautifully struck left-footed shot to beat goalie Suani Uelese.
It was a very close game with Taputimu also squandering several chances for the equalizer that would have kept the cup with them for another week.
Taputimu Youth had successfully defended the cup for three straight rounds before losing it to PanSa in their fourth round match.
The loss drops Taputimu from the division leader spot while PanSa surges into second place. The new leader is FC SKBC.
GREEN BAY 3, VAIALA TONGAN 3
Looking at an 0-3 hole, Green Bay mounted a second half comeback to force the tie in what seemed to be a loss in the books.
Tonga led 2-0 at the end of the first half with goals in the 18th and 27th minutes by Alapati Aasa and Tevita Taliauli. Alai Falepapalagi made it 3-0 14 minutes into the second half.
Green Bay managed to pull the rug from under their opponent’s feet in a matter of five minutes as Kolio Punefu started it off with their first goal.
Three minutes later Henry made it a one-goal deficit and two minutes after that Michael Punefu scored the equalizer before running out of time for a game-winner.
ILAOA & TO’OMATA 2, LION HEART B 1
Paia Ipiniu scored the game-winning goal late in the second half to help Ilaoa & To’omata earn their second win of the competition.
Lion Heart B has yet to win their first match and are on a three game slide.
FC SKBC 2, ATU’U BRONCOS 1
FC SKBC surged into the top of the standings for the 2012 FFAS National League’s Division 2 after a 2-1 win over the Atu’u Broncos.
They lead PanSa by a difference in goals as both teams are tied with 9 points each.
FC SKBC’s win is a bounce-back win after losing a close match to PanSa during their round 3 meeting two weeks ago.
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