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Ladies net upset win in football
« on: September 02, 2007, 10:11:58 PM »
Papua New Guinea's title of women's gold medal favourites received an unexpected setback when Fiji scored an upset 1-0 win at Toleafoa J.S.Blatter Football Field in Apia.

Fiji withstood an almost total 90 minutes of sustained Papua New Guinea pressure only managing to get the ball forward on one or two occasions as Francis Moiyap's team fought desperately to avoid defeat.

Fiji took an unexpected lead in the 14th minute when a speculative long ball found Kinisimere Vanua in space behind the Papua New Guinea defence with goalkeeper Roxanne Komeng sprinting off her line to intercept the danger only for Vanua to balloon a header over Komeng and into an empty net.