February 2, 2023

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Samoa tops Group A after win over Cook Islands

[Source: OFC]

Samoa tops Group A of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup after a 1-0 triumph over the Cook Islands last night.

It wasn’t all bad news for the Cook Islands, as the result also ensures their progression to the quarter-finals after finishing second in the group, ahead of Tonga on goal difference.

The Cook Islands had a couple of early chances, captain Tayla Hetherington and Kura Mose both forcing Samoa goalkeeper Ronisa Lipi into action.

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Samoa however pressed high up the pitch, not allowing the Cook Islands to pass out from the back and the tactic paid dividends a quarter of an hour into the game.

Jayda Stewart’s first-half goal ensured that Samoa were through to the quarter-finals this weekend.

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