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Massive clashes this weekend

First on Saturday is the matchup between KOSSA and Western United, 2 sides who finished third and fourth respectively in the last league. If KOSSA’s performance against Malaita Kingz in the last round is anything to go by their meeting with United this weekend is going to be a high power showdown. The former O-League finalists have come through a tough first round but signs are that the team is picking up in form.
KOSSA coach Saeni Daudau says that he looks forward to the challenge against Western United and claims that anything can happen.
“We will be there to play our game and if we do things right then the win can be ours. Western United are a tough team to play against but no team in this competition is unbeatable and we want to win too so anything can happen,” Daudau says.
Western United currently lead the table, albeit by a slender 1 point over Solomon Warriors, but the rest of the pack is closing in on them. They uncharacteristically dropped points in their match with Marist Fire the previous weekend and this has shaken the confidence of a side that has tasted defeat only once this season. With almost a 2 week break since their last match coach Stefan Metanolsmki’s injury concerns are likely to be over, however, dealing with the speedy KOSSA front line is sure to remain the cloud on their otherwise sunny skies.
If the Western United and KOSSA clash does not get our football taste buds stirring then there is the Koloale v. Solomon Warriors date scheduled for 4:00pm on Saturday that is sure to be a winner for fans. Solomon Warriors are currently in second place in the league ladder and have enjoyed wins in their last 2 matches. However, a win in this match can send to the top of the table and this is a fact not lost on their coach, Moses Toata.
“We look forward to this game against Koloale, we know that we have beaten them in the first round but they have performed well in their last 2 games so I have warned my players to not be complacent. It is our chance to go top of the table so we must not let this one slip by but I am optimistic that we will get the result we want,” Toata says.
Koloale sit behind Solomon Warriors in the league table after their 6-0 hammering of Real Kakamora saw them move past Malaita Kingz by way of a better goal difference. The ‘men in green’ also received a booster of confidence last weekend when they picked up their first win in the O-League after edging past Amicale 1-0.
The weekend’s football feast will continue on Sunday with Marist Fire taking on Hana at 2:00pm and Hana up against Malaita Kingz at 4:00pm.
Marist Fire clinched draws against Koloale and then against Western United in their last 2 matches in the Telekom S-League and a win could be on the cards for Patrick Miniti’s men on Sunday. However, Hana are also desperate for points and the result could go either way depending on which side does a better job at finishing.
Real Kakamora have the opportunity to bounce back from their big loss to Koloale but things will not be easy against Malaita Kingz who also suffered a defeat in their last match. Real Kakamora have displayed maturity in their build up and defence but often they find it difficult to score.
Entrance fees to weekend matches are $40 for grandstand seating and $10 for adults and $5 for children on the hillside. Weather forecast is predicting rain on both Saturday and Sunday so it is advisable to bring an umbrella if you are going to watch from the hillside.
View current standings here.

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