Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Vanuatu 5 – Samoa 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, June 3, 2012) Jean Naprapol, Brian Kaltack, Derek Malas, Robert Tasso and Freddy Vava were all on the scoresheet.
Tahiti 4 – New Caledonia 3 (2014 World Cup qualifier, June 3, 2012) Alvin Tehau scored first for Tahiti in the 19th minute, heading home brother Lorenzo’s cross. Captain Nicolas Vallar added the second from the penalty spot in the 28th minute after Gope-Fenepej’s hand ball. Jonathan Tehau then set up brother Lorenzo for the third goal in the 32nd minute to allow Tahiti to take a comfortable 3-0 halftime lead. But Tahiti wasn’t able to add to that advantage until the 84th minute. In the meantime, New Caledonia lost Wakanumune to a red card but still managed goals through Marius Bako and Jacques Haeko to close to 3-2. Bako expertly chipped goalkeeper Mikael Roche when he failed to punch clear and Haeko knocked the ball home from close range. Tahiti managed to fend of the threat of a major upset when striker Steevy Chong Hue cut the ball back to substitute Roihau Degage who slotted home the crucial goal.