20 Jan 2015

Thrilling win for under-17 footballers

11:32 am on 20 January 2015

The New Zealand under-17 men's football team has beaten New Caledonia 5-4 in a thriller at the Oceania Championship in Apia.

Samoa and American Samoa is hosting the Oceania Men's Under 17 Football Championship.

Samoa and American Samoa is hosting the Oceania Men's Under 17 Football Championship. Photo: Oceania Football

The New Zealanders remain unbeaten at top of the pool standings after seeing off their other top side in the group.

Logan Rogerson bagged a hat-trick for New Zealand.

Coach Jose Figueira describes the match as two teams going toe to toe, full of creativity and attacking intent.

The New Zealanders play the Cook Islands in their final pool match tomorrow.

The winner of the tournament qualifies for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile.

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