Tonga downs Solomon Islands U16 women's

A spectacular five-goal performance from Tamaa Faletau inspired Tonga to an impressive 5-1 win over Solomon Islands in the opening match of the Oceania Under-16 Women's Championship in Papeete, Tahiti.


Faletau gained her hat-trick before the break, and added two more in the second half.

Solomon Islands had some reward for their endeavours in the 74th minute when substitute Gracester Kini scored.

In yesterday's other match, New Caledonia and hosts Tahiti fought out an entertaining goalless draw at Stade Pater.