Football Ferns thrash New Caledonia 26-0

The New Zealand junior women's footballers continue to make Oceania's World Cup qualifying route look ridiculous, with a 26-0 hiding of New Caledonia.

The Junior Football Ferns led 17-0 at half-time at the Oceania Under-20 Women's Championship in Nuku'alofa, with striker Emma Rolston scoring 11 goals before the break.

Coach Leon Birnie's side again underlined their strength at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre as eight further goals came in the second half.

Grace Jale and Paige Satchell each scored hat-tricks while captain Jasmine Pereira scored six.

Goals to substitutes Jade Parris, Michaela Robertson and Isabella Richards completed the scoring.

The Ferns thumped Tonga 15-0 first up on Thursday.

The New Zealanders look dead-set certs to again qualify for next year's World Cup, which is being held in Papua New Guinea.

Their third match is against Vanuatu on Monday at 3.30pm (NZT).