The Pacific Games football in Papua New Guinea has become farcical.

Micronesia suffered their third successive gigantic defeat as Vanuatu beat them 46-0 yesterday.

They bettered their 30-0 loss to Tahiti, by losing 38-0 to Fiji in their second group game and the Vanuatu defeat means they've conceded 114 goals in three matches.

The Herald looks at five other ridiculous scores from sport.


1. Royal Kituro beat Soignies 356-3 in Belgian rugby

These scorelines normally appear in the lower leagues of domestic competitions but this victory came at the top level of Belgian rugby.

Royal Kituro scored 56 tries and 38 conversions to Soignies solitary drop goal but the win meant they were bizarrely still below Soignies in the table.

The referee arrived more than an hour late and Soignies - assuming the game was off - left on their team coach with most of their players on it.

The remaining sixteen players decided to fulfil the fixture. In hindsight that's a decision they will regret.

2. "Suspicious" scores of 79-0 and 67-0 in Nigeria

Four football clubs were suspended after a match-fixing investigation looked at this pair of scorelines in Nigeria's Nationwide League Division three.

Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine needed to outscore each other in a race for promotion on the final day of the season.

The Nigerian FA grew suspicious when they saw Plateau scored 72 goals in the second half to beat Akurba FC 79-0. Police Machine thrashed Babayaro FC 67-0 but could only manage 61 goals after half time.


The players involved from all four clubs were banned for life and each club was banned for 10 years.

3. 286 runs in one over

An offical game of cricket in Western Australia in 1894 became comical when one bastmen hit the ball into a nearby tree.

The umpire said the ball was still in play because it hadn't touched the ground yet and was still in view to fielders.

The batsmen started to run and fielders were frantically trying and failing to climb the tree.

The efforts to retrieve the ball became a military operation and a gun was used to blast away at the tree while the batsmen continued to run and run.

They eventually stopped after scoring 286 runs.

4. Bulgarian women's hockey team lose 82-0

An international tournament in 2008 saw the Bulgarian women's hockey team set an unwanted record.

They lost to Italy 41-0, and then Latvia 39-0, in their first two games before they came up against Slovakia.

After two periods they were already 55-0 down and managed to hold out for just an 82-0 defeat - the highest ever in women's hockey.

5. Madagascan champions AS Adema win 149-0

AS Adema set the world record for goals scored in senior football in a Madagascan football league game in 2002.

Stade Olympique L'Emyrne were the opponents - and defending league champions - so how could you score 149 goals past them? It certainly helps if they deliberately score 149 own goals.

Reports in Madagascar said they were protesting after the SOE head coach Ratsimandresy Ratsarazaka lost his temper with the referee.

AS Adema took full advantage of their opponent's self destruction and went on to win the league title.