The Football Ferns have kept their Olympic campaign alive after thrashing Cameroon 3-1 this morning in their final pool match of London 2012
New Zealand discovered 15 minutes before kick-off that a win was all they needed to get them through to the quarter-finals as one of the two best third placed qualifier and that instantly turning a meaningless match into an all-out affair.
The Football Ferns took the lead shortly before half-time through captain Rebecca Smith and after an own goal doubled their lead, striker Sarah Gergorius added a third goal.
Cameroon pulled one back through Gabrielle Ogunene but the Ferns held on to book a place in the last eight .
The win, and the three points, mean they edged out North Korea for the final spot in the quarter-finals on goal difference.
They play reigning Olympic champions United States on Friday morning (NZT) in Newcastle.