Fiji on track to finals spot
The 4th match of Day 4 was another bitter rivalry as the Samoan women took on the Fijians. Samoa put up a brave fight but it was Fiji who capitalized on their chances and came away with the points to win 7-1.
Catherine Thaggard of Fiji had an exceptional game scoring 4 of their 7 goals.
The loss however did not dampen the spirit of the Samoans who had good support in the crowd, especially from the Men's team, who entertained the crowd with some funny antics.
Fiji Women’s coach Shaun Corrie was happy with his girls’ performance and said that they had accomplished what they had set out to do.
Their two primary objectives were to win and to win by a good margin.
Their 7-1 win over Samoa moves them to second place on the Women’s overall standings behind Australia Country who are the only unbeaten side in the Women’s category.
The Fiji team’s next game against PNG is a crucial one.
“The next match is pretty much our semi-final,” said Corrie. “We’ll keep on fighting.”
“We’re on track. We want to get into that finals spot. Australia Country is going to be there. But at the moment PNG is standing in our way.”
During their rest day tomorrow, Shaun said that the team will analyze their games and PNG’s and work on improvements.
Goals: Fiji 7(Katarina Vuetinaigani-10th, 12th; Catherine Thaggard- 11th, 22nd, 46th, 69th; Lucretia Pickering- 30th) Samoa 1 (Lelava Laupepa- 9th)