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Watch: Football Fern bamboozles goalie with lofted stunner in big semi-final win

The Football Ferns are one step away from qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after another dominant performance in the OFC Women's Nations Cup.

The NZ women's side comfortably overcame hosts New Caledonia in their Lifou semi-final 8-0 to book a spot in the final and move to within one win of next year's World Cup in France.

With the huge win, it takes the team's impressive tally to 35 goals in the tournament without conceding one.

The most impressive goal from last night's semi came from Emma Rolston who managed to control a ball off her chest and volley it over the goalie's head to score the team's third goal.

Rolston went on to score a hat-trick in the match - her first for the Ferns.

Coach Tom Sermanni said after the the match the team is taking confidence into their final against Fiji on Saturday - a side they demolished 10-0 on Sunday in pool play.

"We were delighted again, particularly with the way we started - I think starting games very well has been a highlight for us," Sermanni said.

"We've been fortunate to score early goals and that's taken the pressure off us. But I think I need to make special note of New Caledonia today, they came out here and really tried to play. They tried to push players forward and attack and went about the game differently than the other teams that we've faced here," he added.

"In some ways, that benefited us because of the openess of the game. But it took a lot of courage for them to do that and they deserve to be given great credit for it."


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