5 Nov 2015

Sport: Tahitians win on the beach

1:38 pm on 5 November 2015

The Tahiti beach soccer team has continued on their winning ways with a 4-3 victory over Mexico at the Samsung Intercontinental Cup in Dubai.

Tahiti players at the Beach Soccer World Cup.

Photo: Tahiti Football

The game see-sawed with Tahiti starting fast and grabbing a 2-0 thanks to a Naea Bennett double.

However, Mexico stormed back to equalise before defender Taiarui Heimanu and forward Heiarii Tavanae scored to give the islanders a lead they would never relinquish.

The win gives Tahiti six points through two games after earlier defeating Iran and they are favourites to top their group although they will need to defeat world number two Portugal today if they wish to advance to the semi-finals as top seed.