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Real Kakamora 0 – Solomon Warriors 1

The final whistle could not come quicker for the 2011 Telekom S-League championship series winners and the result was nothing like outcomes from the clubs’ 2 previous meetings. For the first 15 minutes of the game it was unclear who was in control as both sides took their time to settle down.
Solomon Warriors quickly picked up their pace when the dust settled and they almost tasted their first goal when Carroll Kakate fired from inside the box but Dida Qwaina made a brilliant diving save to deny him. This was the first of many more quality saves from Qwaina and it would take another 6 shots from Solomon Warriors before they could find a way past him.
Real Kakamora made their presence felt by refusing to give into Solomon Warriors’ dominating style of play and at times they tested their defence line with strong runs along the lines. Their best chance of the first half was from Johan Doiwale who chased a long pass towards the 18-yard box before letting loose a scorcher which Silas Seda almost let into his own net after misjudging the direction of the ball.
Despite their slight dominance of the scoring opportunities thrown up in the first half Solomon Warriors left the field for the halftime breather at par with Real Kakamora.
The second half turned into a real game and the halftime team talk was the catalyst. Solomon Warriors changed their line-up at front and attacked with a 4-3-3 formation that tore into the Real Kakamora defence which was starting to tire. With Judd Molea controlling their game from the centre Solomon Warriors had options everywhere on the pitch and this caused real problems for their opponents.
The breakthrough came for Solomon Warriors in the 80th minute as the Real Kakamora backline buckled under the pressure from the ‘men in red’. A poor clearance from Willie Garo rebounded off one his teammates and the ball fell kindly for Donga and the striker sent the ball past Qwaina without hesitation.
Real Kakamora were thrown a lifeline when 5 minutes of stoppage time were added and they made at least 3 advances towards the Solomon Warriors goal before Matthew Taro ended the game and their hopes of salvaging a point from the match.
Real Kakamora coach for the game Barnabas Loloito said that his players held out well against a strong team but lamented that they could have won at least a point.
“Late in the game the players got tired and made defensive errors. It was a high pressure match and the stakes were high as well and we were unfortunate that the result went the opposite way, however, I think that we played very well today,” Loloito said.
Solomon Warriors now have 15 points in the league table and they move to second place ahead of Malaita Kingz who slip to third place. They continue to pressure leaders Western United who maintained their claim to pole position by moving 6 points clear at the top.

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