5 Jun 2009

Samoa beat Papua New Guinea in opening netball match

7:46 am on 5 June 2009

The opening game at the netball tournament at Apia Stadium between hosts Samoa and Papua New Guinea went into overtime.

The scores were locked at 50 all at the end of normal time with Samoa pulling away to a 65-55 win

The tournament is a opportunity for teams including the Cook Isands and Vanuatu to improve their world rankings and qualifer for next years Commonwealth Games in India.

Fiji was a late withdrawal

Samoa have another tough match when they play the Cook Islands tonight