23 Feb 2014

Junior Football Ferns win Oceania Championship

9:25 am on 23 February 2014

New Zealand have qualified for the Under 20 Women's World Cup this year in Canada 2014 with a 3-nil victory over Papua New Guinea in the final of the Oceania Uner 20 Championship.

Belinda Van Noorden opened the scoring in the tenth minute after cutting inside her defender and firing home.

It took until the 86 minute for the second when substitute Jasmine Pereira thumped the ball into the back corner with her first touch of the match.

The Junior Football Ferns sealed the victory in the last few minutes of additional time, with an unfortunate own goal from Papua New Guinea.