14 Oct 2012

Big loss at home for Solomons

7:22 am on 14 October 2012

New Caledonia has thrashed the Solomon Islands 6-2 in their Oceania World Cup qualifying match at Honiara's Lawson Tama Stadium.

France-based striker Georges Gopes-Fenepej scored four times including a second-half hat-trick, as New Caledonia posted its second win from three matches in the third stage qualifier.

New Zealand leads the four-team qualifying tournament with three wins, after beating Tahiti 2-0 in Papeete on Saturday night.