18 May 2011

Sport: Vanuatu and Solomon Islands books semis spot

1:41 pm on 18 May 2011

Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands secured an early passage to the semi finals after picking up their second straight wins at the Oceania Futsal Championship in Suva yesterday.

Vanuatu overcame hosts Fiji 5-2 while the Kurukuru booked their path out of Group B with a tight 1-0 victory over a determined Tahiti.

Solomons coach Dickson Kadau says while the result wasn't good, Tahiti are a good defensive unit and it's still win.

Meanwhile New Zealand and New Caledonia both kept their hopes alive with high-scoring wins, 21-1 over Kiribati and 11-1 against Tuvalu respectively.