Samoa Take Fifth
Malawi had surprised by finishing third in their Pool and were determined to get into the top five. Samoa were equally determined and hung on despite controlling the Game throughout for a tenacious win.
Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4
SAM - SAMOA 53    
MAW - MALAWI 50    
Samoa controlled the first quarter through the midfield and shot well to command the lead at 16 - 8 at quarter time. Samoa stayed in touch in the second and by three quarter time looked to have the game sewn up.
Malawi thought otherwise and produced a 16 - 8 Quarter to get within three of Samoa and make for an unnecessarily uncomfortable last few minutes for coach Lind Vagana.
Samoa can go home with a contented look pushing South Africa to 7th and their Pacific Rivals Fiji to 9th.
Last Modified on 27/04/2006 16:51