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17th of October 2018

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Davis Scores 3 On Debut

Vodafone Fijian Women’s football striker Trina Davis (right) celebrates with a team-mate after socring one of her three goals against Vanuatu on August 24, 2018. Photo: OFC Media

The Vodafone Fijian women’s football team thrashed Vanuatu 5-1 in the 2018 OFC Women Nations Cup (OFCWNC) Qualifier at Churchill Park,Lautoka yesterday.

The Marika Rodu– coached side avenged the 1-2 loss in the final of the Pacific Mini-Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu last year

And Trina Davis, 16, from Washington D.C, United States made a grand debut, scoring three goals.

What happened: The Fijians started attacking right from the first whistle.

It was a moment of excitement for Luisa Tamanitoakula as she scored the first goal for Fiji in the 6th minute, 1-0.

The Fijians took control and set-up multiple scoring opportunities.

And they finally extended the lead in the 41st minute with a classic goal scored by striker Davis.

Halftime: Vanuatu 0 –2 Fiji

Vanuatu started the second half on a high note but the side was unable to secure any goal. In the 55th minute, Davis scored a sensational goal extending Fiji’s lead 3-0.

She scored her hat-trick in the 56th minute to the delight of the crowd, 4-0.

The Fijians continued their dominance as Cema Nasau scored in the 60th minute, 5-0.

Vanuatu’s Annie Gere came off the bench to score in the 75th minute, 5-1.

Big Play: Davis was brilliant for Fiji.

Comments: Fiji coach Marika Rodu said:

“The girls did what they were instructed to do and we are all happy to start with a win.”

Vanuatu coach George Kalo said: “We did not play as planned but I still think our girls can play their best in the coming matches.”


12pm Vanuatu v American Samoa;

3pm Fiji v Solomon Islands

– Edited by Osea Bola


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