Junior All Whites win Oceania under-17 crown
Pre-tournament favourites New Zealand have lifted their eighth consecutive Oceania under-17 football title in Suva but were made to fight for it by New Caledonia.
Niko Bruce's first-half goal - when he capitalised on a goalkeeping blunder - was enough for a 1-0 win for the Junior All Whites.
They finished the game with just ten men after Luka Coveny picked up a second yellow card in the second half for a professional foul.
New Caledonia pushed their numerical advantage, dominating play for most of the half, but New Zealand held on, boosted by a terrific performance from goalkeeper Matthew Foord.
The win was New Zealand's second win over New Caledonia in the tournament after edging them 3-2 in both team's opening group game.
Despite the loss, New Caledonia have qualified for the World Under-17s Cup in Peru later this year alongside the Junior All Whites.
In the earlier game, Tahiti secured third place with a 3-0 win over Fiji.