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Payne at the double

Posted: Tue 26 Mar 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Tim Payne

Tim Payne

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Tim Payne scored both goals for New Zealand as they ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over the Soloman Islands on Tuesday.

The All Whites had already qualified for the play-off stages of the World Cup, but maintained their unbeaten campaign with a comfortable win in Honiara.

Just three minutes in Payne grabbed his first goal for his country, firing home from 25-yards.

Payne's second came in the closing stages when he reacted quickest after an initial shot had been saved.

After six wins from six, New Zealand now wait to find out who they'll play from the CONCACAF region next November for a place in the 2014 summer finals in Brazil.