Philippines stun Ladies’s World Cup co-hosts New Zealand with 1-0 win in Wellington

New Zealand’s dream Ladies’s World Cup has been upended by the Philippines’ historic first win on the event.

After the euphoria of a gap evening win over Norway, the Soccer Ferns crashed again right down to earth with a 1-0 loss in Wellington on Tuesday.

Sarina Bolden will go down in historical past as the primary Philippines scorer at a males’s or girls’s World Cup, netting a strong first-half header, and the match-winner.

A resurgent New Zealand thought that they had an equaliser when Jacqui Hand netted a looping header, just for Hannah Wilkinson to be deemed fractionally offside within the build-up.

The purpose was dominated out following a VAR overview greater than a minute after wild celebrations, popping the Kiwis’ balloon.

Olivia McDaniel then produced the save of a lifetime, diving low to her left to disclaim Grace Jale’s volley to protect the Philippines win.

New Zealand had the very best of a bodily encounter however couldn’t discover a rhythm amid the Philippines’ dogged defending.

Bolden punished the Kiwis on 24 minutes, climbing above Rebekah Stott and heading Sara Eggesvik’s cross straight at Vic Esson with such energy the Rangers goalkeeper fumbled it into the online.

The purpose was a Filipina first with a Western Sydney flavour: The place coach Alen Stajcic was raised and scorer Bolden performs her membership soccer for the Wanderers.

Regardless of taking part in on enemy territory, the Philippines had loads of help among the many 32,357-strong crowd.

Olivia Likelihood and Annalie Longo have been injected at half-time because the Ferns chased an equaliser.

Opening evening hero Wilkinson – responsible of a nasty first-half problem on Sofia Harrison – was simply shy on 58 minutes, attending to CJ Bott’s cross forward of McDaniel however heading simply excessive.

Likelihood was taking part in a blinder and performed an distinctive ball for Hand, who thundered a first-time shot in opposition to the put up.

On 68 minutes the Soccer Ferns thought their second had arrived, just for VAR to halt celebrations after Hand had the ball within the web.

From that time on, the die appeared solid, with McDaniel proving as a lot together with her unbelievable fingertip save in added time.

The consequence takes the Philippines degree with New Zealand and Switzerland in Group A on three factors, with the Swiss dealing with Norway of their second group stage match afterward Tuesday.