New Zealand beat Samoa 12-0 on the final day of the OFC U-20 Women’s Championship to qualify for their fourth consecutive FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
New Zealand, inspired by four goal skipper Rosie White, sealed qualification to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan with a 12-0 win over Samoa on the final day of the OFC U-20 Women’s Championships at Centre Park, Mangere today.
18-year old captain Rosie White smashed four goals and Olivia Chance a hat-trick, as White claimed the golden boot with eight goals from three games.
The Junior Football Ferns made sure of their ticket to the 16-team finals with a blistering start. Kate Loye won the tournament’s best player award while custodian Erin Nayler snared the Golden Gloves award as best goalkeeper.
“It’s another stepping stone on the way to one of their goals,” said New Zealand coach Aaron McFarland, “we’ve tried to keep standards high through-out the week and focus on how we want to play. Over time we’ll review this tournament and see where we can make further improvement.”
New Zealand 12 – 0 Samoa
Olivia Chance 5’ 20’ 82’
Stephanie Skilton 12’ 16’
Tessa Berger 25’
Rosie White 31’ 49’ 76’ 80’
Caitlin Smallfield 72’
Hannah Wilkinson 90’
Photo: OFC via Phototek/photosport.co.nz
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