Tahiti warmed up for tomorrow's Oceania Football Confederation Beach Soccer Nations Cup final with a resounding 10-0 victory against New Caledonia.
The Tiki Toa made it four wins from four on home sand in Aorai Tini Hau, Papeete, to top the group with 52 goals scored and just nine conceded.
Against New Caledonia, runners-up at the last Nations Cup tournament in 2013, the hosts needed just one minute to get on the scoresheet through Heimanu Taiarui.
Gervais Chan Kat made it 2-0 before Teaonui Tehau bagged a brace to hand his team a 4-0 lead after just eight minutes.
There was no let up from Tahiti who closed the first period with a fifth goal from Heiarii Tavanae.
Taiarui grabbed a second-period goal before completing his hat-trick in the 25th minute.
Rain made playing conditions tricky in the final period but there was still time for Tearii Labaste to net a double before Patrick Tepa rounded off a 10-0 victory.
STANDINGS 🔢 | After the group stage #OFCBSNC Tiki Toa 🇵🇫 have well and truly secured a home match in the finals tomorrow against Bilikiki 🇸🇧 #TAHSOL Vanuatu 🇻🇺 with 6 points will play-off against New Caledonia in 3rd/4th playoff #VANNCL pic.twitter.com/G3zBuynugR— OFC Oceania Football (@OFCfootball) June 22, 2019
Debutants Tonga suffered a fourth successive defeat against Vanuatu as a difficult week in Papeete came to a close.
A Don Mansale brace and Evaristo Kapalu penalty gave Vanuatu a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period.
They built on this for a commanding 8-1 lead after the second period with a second for Kapalu and a brace from Ivong Wilson, while Octav Meltecoin and Loic Boulet got on the scoresheet.
Tupou Uhatahi scored for Tahiti but it was in vain as Vanuatu cruised to a 15-3 triumph.
Boulet added three goals in the final period for a four-goal haul, with Meltecoin grabbing two for his hat-trick.
Mansale also completed his treble before goalkeeper Seiloni Iaruel netted.
Tonga grabbed two late goals through Tevita Havili and Sione Tutone to end their tournament with some consolation.
Victory sealed third place for Vanuatu in the group to set up a third-place playoff against New Caledonia tomorrow, as Tahiti and Solomon Islands meet in the final.