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0’ The match kicks off.
2’ Malaita Kingz are awarded a freekick just outside the Western United penalty box after a foul by John Anita. The kick is taken by Johnstee Kusilifu and he sends the attempt wide.
4’ Ben Hibiscus turns in a lovely cross for Commins Menapi in the box but the striker misses the ball entirely and Malaita Kingz recover to take possession of the ball.
7’ Moffat Kilifa collides heavily with Felix Filiaramo and play is halted for the medical attendants to assist the injured player.
10’ Western United win a freekick after a foul on Hibiscus by Kusilifu (Johnstee). John Anita goes for goal with the shot but Leon Fox is able to save.
12’ A foul by Clifford Huta sees Western United win another freekick. The pass is long but wasteful as it goes out for a Malaita Kingz throw in.
15’ A switching cross from Anita finds Kilifa free on the right and the winger goes for goal and misses. He had 3 options in the box but decides to go it himself.
18’ GOAL Malaita Kingz 1 – Western United 0: A series of defensive blunders from Western United saw 2 Malaita Kingz players free in the penalty box and one them, Michael Taeman, scores with a carefully weighted chip over Felix Ray Jnr.
20’ YELLOW CARD: Malaita Kingz win another freekick after a foul by Michael Boso and the Western United defenders gets a booking. The kick sets up a shot for Kusilifu (Johnstee) but it bends away to the left and goes out for a goalkick.
28’ GOAL Malaita Kingz 1 – Western United 1: Mostyn Sanga equalises for Western United after the Malaita Kingz defenders fail to clear the ball away.
30’ A shot from Teleda is blocked by Kusilifu (Johnstee).
36’ Another freekick is awarded to Western United after Huta is called for obstruction. Anita goes straight for and 2 of his team mates miss the ball right in front of goal before Fox scoops it up to safety.
39’ Western United receive a freekick after Francis Saemala is called for holding his opponent. Max Ruku goes straight for goal but Fox saves comfortably.
41’ Malaita Kingz receive a freekick outside the Western United penalty box. Hudson Kusilifu goes for goal but his shot is too high.
45’ 3 minutes of stoppage time are added.
The first half ends.
The second half kicks off.
47’ The first shot of the second half comes from Taeman and he had good power behind his shot but Ray Jnr. blocks it away.
48’ Malaita Kingz win a cornerkick. Kusilifu (Hudson) curves in a banana kick which almost finds its way into the back of the net but Ray Jnr. taps it way.
50’ A shot from Hibiscus is deflected upwards and almost escapes the clutch of Fox.
51’ SUBSTUTITION: Mickson Suiomea comes in to replace Felix Filiramo.
52’ Another curved cornerkick from Kusilifu (Hudson) is saved by Ray Jnr.
55’ Kusilifu (Hudson) tries a shot from distance but Ray Jnr. saves.
57’ SUBSTITUTION: John Iani comes in for Ben Hibiscus for Western United.
66’ SUBSTITUTION: Max Ruku is replaced by Coleman Makau for Western United.
67’ SUBSTITUTION: George Ladusu replaces Chris Hano for Malaita Kingz.
70’ Malaita Kingz win a cornerkick. Kusilifu (Hudson) crosses the ball but Boso clears.
71’ Western United win a freekick and Makau shoots for goal but Fox makes an easy save.
74’ Malaita Kingz win a cornerkick. Irobina crosses the ball in but Boso heads away.
77’ Anita shoots from distance but the ball goes too high.
78’ SUBSTITUTION: Doke Huka replaces Himson Teleda.
79’ Western United win a freekick after Menapi is fouled in the centre of the field. Boso crosses the ball in but Saemala heads away.
84’ Irobina breaks free from his marker and heads towards the Western United goal but Derol Melo catches up with him and blocks the shot.
85’ GOAL Western United 2 – Malaita Kingz 1: Commins Menapi puts Western United in front.
88’ SUBSTITUTION: Henry Temewale replaces Charles Irobina for Malaita Kingz.
90’ 4 minutes of stoppage time are added.
90’ + 1’ Malaita Kingz win a cornerkick. The cross goes in but the Western United defenders clear the ball away.
90’ + 2’ GOAL Western United 3 – Malaita Kingz 1: A long range shot from Coleman Makau beats Fox to make it 3-1 in favour of United.
90’ + 3’ Sanga tries his luck from distance but Fox tips the ball over and Western United get a cornerkick. Malaita Kingz recover and the cross is cleared to safety.
The final whistle is blown.
Malaita Kingz 1 – Western United 3
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