Ladies in Black crowned champs

Wednesday 24 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Ladies in Black crowned champs
Ladies in Black won the women’s title in the CIFA Beach Soccer Championship on Saturday. 21022327

Top teams went all out in the final round of the women’s CIFA Beach Soccer Championship last weekend.

The open women’s division final in the CIFA Beach Soccer Championship was held on Saturday at Nikao beach court.

PFC Maidenz were at the top of the points table and were favourites for the CIFA Women’s Beach Soccer Champions title.

But they faced close challenges from Ladies in Black and The Vibers who were only one point away from overtaking the Maidenz.

The first match saw the Ladies in Black taking on Titikaveka Blue Blazes. Ladies in Black made a strong start, leading 2-0 at the break.

Early in the second spell, Ladies in Black extended their lead to 3-0 before Titikaveka replied with a goal.

But the Ladies in Black had better ideas, scoring their fourth goal to win the match 4-1.

Next up was the PFC Galz and Matavera FC, battling it out for consolation win.

The young PFC Galz went on to secure their first win overcoming Matavera 3-2.

PFC Galz were first to score with Matavera equalising a minute later. As the game continued, the Puaikura side scored two more goals to give them a solid 3-1 lead on Matavera.

In the second half, Matavera pulled one back before the hooter as PFC Galz held on to win the match 3-2.

The final match was the decider for who would be first placed and take home the trophy, as the PFC Maidenz and the Vibers took the pitch.

Both teams were fierce and it was difficult for either team to best the other and get points on the board.

The Vibers scored the opener in the dying stages of the first half to lead 1-0.

PFC was on the roll looking for an equaliser in the second half when the Vibers doubled their advantage with a second goal.

There was still time for the PFC Maidenz to make a comeback but they were unable to execute their opportunities, going down 0-2.

With the difference in points after the final round of games, the trophy went to the Ladies in Black who were placed first, the Vibers moved up to take the second place after defeating the PFC Maidenz, who finished third in the competition.

The open men’s matches were up next, starting with Matavera FC versus Nikao Sokattak clash.

Both teams were neck and neck in the first half, levelled at 2-all.

Nikao had some good opportunities from few penalties in their favour but were unsuccessful in their attempts.

Matavera however capitalised on the opportunity they had to score and win the match 3-2.

Team Wantoks thrashed the MC Stallion’s 8-0 followed by the Black Wolves and Titikaveka Blue Ballz battle.

A goal from the Black Wolves in the first half gave the side a slender 1-0 lead. Titikaveka equalised through a spot kick before the Wolves scored again to lead 2-1.

As the second half was underway, Titikaveka equalised again before scoring their third to win the match 3-2.

The final game of the day saw the PFC Guyz and Boys take the field. The young PFC Boys struggled in the first half as the PFC Guyz went on to score three unanswered goals to lead comfortably at the break.

The PFC Boys bounced back in the second spell putting on a much-improved performance but fell short, going down 2-3.

Results

Open Women’s – Titikaveka Blue Blazes 1 Ladies in Black 4, PFC Galz 3 Matavera FC 2, The Vibers 2 PFC Maidens 0. 1st Place: Ladies in Black,

2nd Place: The Vibers, 3rd Place: PFC Maidenz. Open Men’s – Nikao Sokattak 2 Matavera FC 3, MC Stallions 0 Wantoks 8, Titikaveka Blue Ballz 3 Black Wolves 2, PFC Guyz 3 PFC Boyz 2.

Fixtures

Open Men’s – 3:54pm PFC Boys-Wantoks, 4:18pm Titikaveka Blue Ballz-Nikao Sokattak, 4:42pm Matavera FC-Black Wolves, 5:06pm PFC Guyz-MC Stallions.