Nipikinamu causes upset enroute to finals

First they held the 2005 Independence Cup runners up to a nill all draw in their first encounter on Saturday 5 November.
Then came Monday, the day to remember for some time to come for the Amical FC players. The visitors fielded three of their original players who did not play on Saturday because they were Seventh Day Adventists. Along range shot and a strike from inside the area gave the boys from Port Resollution on Tanna island, a 2-nill win over Amical led by Victor Maleb.
With a game that is played at high speed, the Amical strategy was totally destroyed. Though Amical came back in the second half pulling out a goal in the early minutes, Nipikanamu responded with three more goals before the final whistle.
In the second match, Sele United managed to prevent Tafea FC from repeating their heavy scoring on Saturday. But Tafea were already in the final following their 11-0 win in the first leg of the semi final last weekend. On Monday 7 November they had to content themselves with five goals. Sele were happy after the match, not that they have won, but because they achieved their aim of reducing the scoreline.
Meanwhile in the first leg of the losers' final on Wednesday 9 November, Amical will play Sele and Tafea will take on Nipikinamu. The Wednesday matches are the first leg of the grand finals. Drawing on Wednesday will be allowed, but on Saturday, a winner must be produced from the matches. In a draw situation, extra time will be given, and if there are no winners still, the game will end up in penalties.


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