American Samoa notches second competitive win

Ramin Ott became American Samoa's all-time leading goalscorer as the Pacific minnow claimed a 2-1 win over Tongo in its OFC World Cup qualifying match.

Known throughout the world as the team to have suffered the worst World Cup qualifying loss - a 31-0 thrashing to Australia in 2001, the victory was American Samoa's second in its history.

Justin Mana'o and Ramin Ott scored within two minutes of each other early in the second half to put American Samoa in front, after Sione Uhatahi's strike for Tonga just after the break.

American Samoa's maiden competitive victory came almost four years ago when it defeated the same opposition again 2-1, with Ott having also scored in that match.

Ott became his country's all-time leading scorer with the goal, as he hit the back of the net for the third time in his international career.

The win kept American Samoa's hopes of reaching Oceania's second round of World Cup qualifying alive, as they moved to three points and second in the four-team group.

Cook Islands, with 6 points, lead the group after its 1-0 victory over third-placed Samoa.

In the final round of matches, Tonga take on Samoa and American Samoa meet Cook Islands.

Source Omnisport