Pago A edges Vaitogi to retain cup
Ryan Samuelu blasted a rebound into the back of the net to help Pago Youth A hold off Vaitogi United 2-1 in a strong challenge for the Division 1’s FFAS National Cup match on Sept. 8, 2012.
That game-winner helped Pago A stave off what was looking like a 1-1 draw.
In other games it was Utulei Youth 2, Tafuna Jets 1; Black Roses 4, Pago Youth B 2 and Kiwi Soccers 3, Lion Heart A 3.
PAGO YOUTH A 2, VAITOGI UNITED 1
Vaitogi United had their chances in the first half with three missed opportunities that would have had them leading 3-0.
As it was Ailao Tualaulelei Jr. turned the tables on Vaitogi by making good on their opportunity with a score nine minutes into the match.
In the second half referee Pago A were penalized in the penalty box for a dangerous tackle and Mikey Unasa converted the PK to tie the game 1-1.
Pago A has now successfully defended the cup for the third time this season.
UTULEI YOUTH 2, TAFUNA JETS 1
Peter Harrington headed in a corner kick late in the second half to give Utulei the game-winning goal over the Tafuna Jets.
The Jets struck first in the first half but Utulei managed two goals in the second to pull out the win.
Utulei is currently in second place in the standings.
BLACK ROSES 4, PAGO YOUTH B 2
Junior Maiava scored two a brace for Black Roses to help his team overcome a two-game slide.
Maiava scored his first goal in the opening half and Pago Youth B answered with a scored by Nissan Penitusi.
In the second half Black Roses managed to shrug off Pago B with three goals for only their second win of the competition.
Pago B is currently last in the Division 1 standings.
KIWI SOCCERS 3, LION HEART A 3
Lion Heart A fought back from a 2-1 deficit to force a 3-3 tie off of the heels of Fa’apouli Feagaimaali’i who scored a hat trick.
Scoring for Kiwi was Patisela Mulitalo, Levini Afano and Ricky Atonio.