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Damalip stars in Vanuatu win

Damalip displayed good dribbling skills and was a thorn for the Papua New Guinea defence.
The three goals were enough to push the young striker to the top of goal scorer’s list for the tournament.
Damalip has four goals to his name and is a head of Fijian’s Rusiate Matarerega and New Zealand’s Louis Fenton both whom who have scored three goals each.
Vanuatu head coach Moise Poida was happy with the result saying his boys put up a strong display after two losses.
“I am happy that Dalong scored three goals today.” Poida said.
“If he continues to play smart and score in the last match then he could win the golden boot award. After our two losses, our main objective was to play smart and win the game.”
“The boys played according to our game plan. Now we want to finish the tournament on a high note by winning our final game.” Said Moise Poida.
Papua New Guinea shocked the Smile Team scoring the opener through Patrick Aisa in the first minute.
Vanuatu drew level in 20th minute through Dalong Damalip. The young striker scored his second goal in the 44th minute to edge Vanuatu in front 2-1 before the break.
Kevin Shem scored Vanuatu’s third goal in the 48th minute while Damalip completed his hat-trick ten minutes later.
Jackson Tasso slotted in a penalty kick in the 66th minute to make it 5-1 in the boy’s favour.
Substitute Philippe Tabilip scored Vanuatu’s final goal two minutes before the final whistle.
On the other hand, Papua New Guinea coach Wesly Waiwai was a disappointed man after the match.
“ I am not happy with the scoreline but good for the boys they came here t ogain more exposure. Unfortunately, we lost to a very good side.” Concluded Mr. Waiwai.
Vanuatu last game of the competition is against New Caledonia on Friday 29 March 2013.

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