17 Mar 2012

Sport: NZ footballers beat PNG

9:39 am on 17 March 2012

The New Zealand football team hoping to qualify for the London Olympics has beaten Papua New Guinea 1-nil in their qualifier in Taupo - despite going down to 10 men early in the second half.

Things looked bleak when striker Dakota Lukas was handed a straight red card but the OlyWhites scored about 10 minutes later through fellow forward Sean Lovemore and then saw out the victory.

In other results from yesterday, Vanuatu's 8-0 win over American Samoa leaves them top of Group A with Fiji sitting second on goal difference after beating the Solomon Islands 2-0.

Tomorrow, Papua New Guinea will meet Tonga, American Samoa will be up against Fiji and Solomon Islands faces Vanuatu.