17 May 2011

Kurukuru pile 13 goals on New Caledonia

11:10 am on 17 May 2011

The Solomon Islands have reaffirmed their favourites tag with a resounding 13-5 drubbing of New Caledonia on the opening day of the Oceania Futsal Championship in Suva.

Meanwhile Fiji fought back from a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4 with New Zealand.

Fiji coach, Intiaz Khan, praised his side's resolve while New Zealand boss Matt Chandler admitted the draw felt like a loss.

Tahiti got their campaign off to the perfect start with a 6-0 win over Tuvalu while Vanuatu also posted a comprehensive 9-2 victory over Kiribati.