26 Jan 2016

Football Ferns trounce PNG 7-1

2:52 pm on 26 January 2016

The New Zealand women's footballers have easily beaten hosts Papua New Guinea 7-1 in the first leg of the Oceania Olympic qualifying playoffs.

The Football Ferns in training

The Football Ferns in training Photo: Sky Sport screen grab

The Football Ferns led 4-0 at half-time.

Annalie Longo and Amber Hearn both scored twice, while debutant Aimee Phillips, Rebekah Stott and captain Abbie Erceg also scored.

A 79th minute goal from Meagen Gunemba got Papua New Guinea on the scoresheet, while Longo also missed a late penalty, sending the spot kick over the crossbar in the 83rd minute.

Both teams now travel to Auckland, for the second leg at Albany on Tuesday.

The Football Ferns prepare for a corner in training

The Football Ferns prepare for a corner in training Photo: Sky Sport screen grab

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