NZ Barbarians edged ahead when a penalty stroke was awarded to them and 15minutes later with a field goal
Current score - Fiji 2 NZ Barbarians 4more
The gold medal playoffs between Fiji and the New Zealand Barbarians gets underway in a few minutes. Defending champions the New Zealand Barbarians are hot favourites to win the gold.
The two sides faced off last year for the gold with the Barbarians coming out victorious.......
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Despite the effects of the Suva humidity Australia Country manage to get it together to put away five Bronze medal match against neighbours Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea's efforts to contain the 2009 Bronze Medalists finally gave in the second half to see them concede an additional four goals.
Australia Country will walk away with the Bronze Medal again.more
The Fiji National Women's team struggle to find their form against the Fiji Presients XI with only a goal at half time.
Capitalising on a green card to Soko Salaniqiqi of the Fiji Presidents XI, Team Fiji finally got their act together and put away 2 goals to extend their lead to win the match.more
At half time the host team are 1 all with the visiting Australian Country team. With at least two green cards to both sides the match is a thriller!
Australian Country are matching the Fiji Men pace for pace in an invigorating display of hockey. The nail biting match is keeping supporters of both camps at the edge of their seats....
With even the normally sedate Coach Hector Smith scaling the fence of this corner barking instructions to his side.....
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Loosely translated......."my turf"- Fiji Men sounded off a warning to visiting Australia Country that they would not go down without a fight during their semi-final match.
The host team performed their traditional Fijian war challenge also known as the "cibi" patting the ground and chanting "noqu rara"........and ending with an energetic war cry to set the tone for the match.
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Defending champions Maori outplayed their hosts Fiji to put away five unanswered goals. Rhiannon Dennison was the toast of the Maori team with four goals and a lone goal from Kayla Murray.
Fiji's Rita Taito and Neini Narokolevu came close to opening up the score board but were unable to capitalise on their opportunities.
Final score NZ Maori 5 Fij 0 the Maori's now proceed to the gold medal playoff tomorrow.more
Fiji extended their lead in the second half by 4 goals to nil against Pacific Games archrivals PNG. Despite the showery conditions the host team worked well to widen the lead they had at half time by an additional 7 goals.
The two womens team's last faced-off at the 2007 Pacific Games in Samoa where Fiji came out victorious winning the Gold.
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Despite the damp conditions the Barbar's look on target to defend their coveted title as defending OPC champions. With a 3 goal lead within 25 minutes of their game.
The match had to be prematurely stopped due to the unfavourable weather conditions. Final score PNG 0 NZ Barbarians 0more
Australia Country are well and truly ahead of the Pacific neighbours Samoa with the 11 points they've managed to record so far in their current match.
To their credit the Samoans continue to persevere despite the unfavourable odds and weather conditions.
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The Australia Country/Samoan Men's game came to a complete stand still due to a down pour of heavy rain at the half time whistle.
Officials are unsure at this point when the surface will be playable again.
According to the Fiji Meteorological Service the down pour is due to an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain slowly moving over the Fiji group.more
After being held to a scoreless draw for 25 minutes.
Arihia Ingle and Rhiannon Dennison helped their team finish ahead of the Fiji Presidents XI at half time with a goal each.
The Presidents XI sole response was a goal from Lala Ravatu.
In the second half the Maori's came out firing with an additional two goals to seal another win for them.
The Presidents XI had to console themselves with another goal but this wasn't enough for a win.more
After completing the first half with a four goal lead the Fiji Men started the second half well with three addtional goals to extend their points to 7 goals.
The Warriors managed to settle to put away two goals, unfortunately the warriors ran out of time and were unable to reduce the comfortable margin that the Fiji Men had gained.more
Australia Country successfully thwarted the New Zealand Maori's campagin to retain their OPC Women's title.
Amidst fervent vocal support Karla Temporali and Holli Wheeler sealed their teams semi-final berth which brings them a step closer to a shot at the main title.
Samoa were off to a good start with a goal from Lelava Laupepa to edge ahead of PNG. This goal also ended the Samoan women's two year drought with their first goal in their second Oceania Pacific Cup Tournament.
Ruby Kisapai and Piwen Kanamon answered with two goals each to seal the game for Papua New Guinea.more
Fiji Men are finally put to the test with their first big match! Shaun Corrie and his men have a big task ahead of them against the fusion of experience and youth from down under.......
Fiji sound off a challenge with the traditional war chant the Cibi......to start off the much anticipated encounter......more
Under a sunny blue sky defending champions NZ Maori's look sharp and focused on the task at hand - Samoa's National Women's Team.
Though relatively new as opposed to the more experienced Maori side Samoa could put up a good challenge.
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A shakey Fiji defense break the defensive line during the Maoris first short corner attempt unfortunately for Fiji the Maoris experience prevail with them converting this opportunity to score goal number 3 of the game.
Emi Nawaqakuta "skidding" in Fij'si second goal in what has turned out to be a riveting match. Keeping spectators on the edge of their seats.
Unfortunately this was not enough to beat the defending champs!more
Defending champions New Zealand Maoris equalise in the 20th minute of the second half to send Fiji backtracking!
The much settled Maori team look hungry for more goals.....keeping Fiji defenders on their toes and making unforced errors.
The Maoris start to use the length and width of the field strategically to their advantage.more
After ending the first half one goal down the Maoris came out with all guns blazing penetrating Fiji's goal mouth and missing a few good attempts at goal.
Fiji's resilient defense manage to keep the Maori attack at bay........for how long? Watch this spot for more news!more
The National Hockey Centre finally came alive this afternoon when Fiji finally sink their first goal against defending champions New Zealand Maoris to end the first half in the lead.
Fiji missed an earlier opportunity with a short corner attemp. However, Team Fiji can't rest on their laurels as the defending champions have been known to return and end a game in their favour after trailing a match.more
Fiji Women break the line many times during their first encounter but are still unable to score. The defending champions show great composure and hold their line quite easily to container the fast pacing Neini Narokolevu and Cecilia Tokona led forwards of Fiji.
So far the game is still nil all after 7 mins of play.......watch this spot for updates......more
Featuring a youth filled team the defending champions New Zealand Maori look sharp and ready to take on the host team.......
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