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X-Beam 3 – KOSSA 4

The match was supposed to take place in January but was postponed due to bad weather.
X-Beam were favourites to win the match but KOSSA were hyped up after drawing with league leaders Solomon Warriors on Sunday. X-Beam were on the back of 4-2 win over Hana and obviously were seeking another three points to move up in the league ladder.
KOSSA drew first blood after 15 minutes with James Naka finding the back of the net from a free kick hit right at the top corner of the goal. The momentum was utilised by KOSSA and within 11 minutes they were two goals in front. Harrison Mala got on the end of a Naka cut-back pass and he hammered the shot home.
X-Beam were not fazed by the scoreline and slowly shook themselves into action. Kidston Billy broke through for them in first half stoppage time with a freekick that curled over the wall and into the top right hand corner.
Twelve minutes into the second half X-Beam were level with KOSSA as Tony Otini drove into the penalty box and finished a through pass from Billy. Otini needed only two touches to send it past Severino Aefi who could not recover after mistakenly reading that the shot would go to the far post.
X-Beam sensed that the game could go their way after Otini’s goal and put KOSSA under pressure forcing them back into their own half for long periods. Caroll Kakate then gave X-Beam the lead for the first time with his goal in the 71st minute.
With time running out and their lead gone, KOSSA regrouped late in the match and capitalised on the tired X-Beam defenders to try and reclaim the superiority they had in the first half. Mala got number two and in the process levelled the scores again with six minutes left on the clock.
The winning goal came well into stoppage time with Mala again heavily involved. This time he went down along the wing and crossed for Hudon Felani who fired home and sent the KOSSA bench into jubilation.
Despite the win KOSSA remain behind X-Beam in fifth position on 15 points and are nine points behind Solomon Warriors.
View standings after match.

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