The qualifying round for OFC Champions League continued on Tuesday with two games, both contested at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
In the opener, Kris Carpenter (29') and Maro Bonsu-Maro (30') each scored a goal in the first half-hour, a minute apart, as Puaikura FC from the Cook Islands locked up a berth in the group stage by defeating Lupe o la Soaga of Samoa 2-1.
In the nightcap, Halapua Falepapalangi scored the winning goal in the 50th minute as Tonga's Veitongo defeated Utulei Youth 3-1, eliminating the club from American Samoa in the process.
Qualifying Group Standings:
1. x-Puaikura (GP: 2; GD: +5; PTS: 8)
2. Lupe o la Soaga (GP: 2; GD: 0; PTS: 3)
3. Veitongo (GP: 2; GD: -2; PTS: 3)
4. z-Utulei Youth (GP: 2; GD: -3; PTS: 0)
x-Clinched berth in group stage