Oceanian Football: weekend review


After a 0-0 draw in the first half, Jaushua Sotirio scored his first goal in the season to open the scoreboard for Wellington Phoenix against Western Sydney Wanderers. Nicolai Müller netted for Sydney to tie the match but Phoenix still managed to win after a penalty awarded by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Ulises Dávila converted the penalty kick in the 89th minute to give three points to Phoenix. The 28 years old Mexican player has now six goals scored in the league. Wellington Phoenix is now in the fourth position with ten points in eight matches. Click here to watch the highlights.

You can check the current league standings by clicking here.

1- Ulises Dávila taking the penalty kick
2- Ulises Dávila celebrating his goal in the 89th minute
3- David Ball celebrating the victory
4- Jaushua Sotirio scored the first goal of the match


The sixth matchweek of ISPS Handa Premiership ended with Auckland City increasing their lead in the league standings. The difference between Auckland City and the second place is five points but it could be bigger if Team Wellington did not win Eastern Suburbs.

SOUTHERN UNITED 2-2 HAWKE’S BAY UNITED: Ahinga Selemani scored another goal for Hawke’s Bay United but it was not enough to beat Southern United that managed to tie the match in the final minutes. Click here to watch the full match.

CANTERBURY DRAGONS 0-3 AUCKLAND CITY: Auckland City smashed Canterbury Dragons. Myer Bevan scored once again and he has now nine goals scored in the league – He scored in all Auckland City’s six matches so far. Click here to watch the highlights.

TASMAN UNITED 1-1 WELLINGTON PHOENIX RESERVES: Not a good result for both teams but Tasman United keeps its recovery after a bad beginning in the league.

EASTERN SUBURBS 2-3 TEAM WELLINGTON: Eastern Suburbs suffered a major blow by losing to Team Wellington after setting a 2-0 lead. Ollie Bassett scored twice for Team Wellington and Jack Henry-Sinclair netted the match-winning goal for Team Wellington.

HAMILTON WANDERERS 1-2 WAITAKERE UNITED (ABANDONED): This match was paused in the middle of the second half due to bad weather and it is supposed to be finished someday but it is not scheduled yet. Anyway this partial loss is a terrible result for Hamilton Wanderers’ that currently stands in the tenth and last position.

Check the current standings and topscorers by clicking here.

1- Jack Henry-Sinclair celebrating his match-winning goal for Team Wellington
2- Southern United players after the 2-2 draw honoring goalkeeper Liam Little for playing his 100th match for Southern recently.
3- Myer Bevan scored for Auckland City FC once again
4- Team Wellington players celebrating a goal


The 9th matchweek of Port Vila Premier League brought good news for Tafea and Galaxy after Ifira Black Bird draw’s against Erakor Golden Star. All matches were played at Port Vila Stadium.

GALAXY 3-0 MAUWIA: Galaxy had a very difficult match against Mauwia but Bong Kalo found the net for three times in the second half to give three points for Galaxy FC. Mauwia is now back to the last position in the league standings

TUPUJI IMERE 1-0 SIA-RAGA: Tupuji Imere won Sia-Raga by 1-0 with a goal scored by Azariah Soromon. This result took Tupuji away from the last position and they are now in the 7th place just one point behind Yatel and Sia-Raga. James Chilia is playing as goalkeeper again after some matches playing as central defender/defensive midfielder.

IFIRA BLACK BIRD 1-1 ERAKOR GOLDEN STAR: Erakor Golden Star opened the scoreboard in the beginning of the match with Daniel Junior but Ifira Black Bird managed to tie the game in the final minutes with a goal scored by Jonathan Spokeyjack. This result took Ifira away from the first position.

TAFEA 3-1 YATEL: Allista Kalip scored twice in the beginning of the match to give Tafea a 2-0 lead. Yatel tried to react with a penalty kick netted by Frank Reuben but Lucien Hinge scored Tafea’s third and last goal of the match to retake the lead of Port Vila Premier League with 18 points.

Check the current standings and topscorers by clicking here.

1- Allista Kalip scored twice in Tafea’s 3-1 win against Yatel
2- Azariah Soromon was the “Player of The Match” in Tupuji Imere’s win by 1-0 against Sia-Raga
3- Brazilian player Gabriel played his last match for Galaxy FC. He was honored by the club staff and he was the team captain in the 3-0 win against Mauwia
4- Bong Kalo scored a hat-trick against Mauwia


This weekend’s matches were postponed. Two matches are going to be played this Wednesday. You can check the league standings and goalscorers by clicking here.


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