7 Oct 2015

Sport: Samoa footballers confident for Vanuatu clash

12:26 pm on 7 October 2015

Samoa plan to go on the attack in today's penultimate match at the Oceania Under 20 Women's Football Championship.

The Samoans beat New Caledonia 6-2 on Monday to climb to second in the standings.

They need to beat Vanuatu today to set up a final round showdown against defending champions New Zealand, who have racked up 59 unanswered goals in three games.

Samoa Under 20 football coach Leti Tamasese.

Samoa Under 20 football coach Leti Tamasese. Photo: Oceania Football

Vanuatu conceded 18 against the Junior Football Ferns and Samoa coach Leti Tamasese senses some vulnerabilities.

"I watched the game against New Zealand and Vanuatu. We were just going to work on our strikers. As I can see yesterday Vanuatu don't have that solid a defence so we're just going to use our strikers to beat them. [Attacking football is] how we play the game and that's our game plan."

In the other game today New Caledonia take on hosts Tonga, with both teams still seeking their first win of the competition.