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KOSSA 2 – Malaita Kingz 1

The 41 year old veteran goalkeeper saved a penalty in the 80th minute to deny Malaita Kingz what would have been the equaliser. Coleman Makau apparently underestimated the dexterity of Aefi who read the shot and made a the perfect catch.
While the match got off the ground evenly it was Malaita Kingz who were threatening throughout. KOSSA only displayed sparks of brilliance but their finishing was far superior than their opponent’s.
Malaita Kingz took the lead in the 31st minute through Richard Fono. The midfielder read that Aefi was out of his position and he cleverly lofted the ball over the KOSSA goalkeeper who could do nought but helplessly watch it drop into the net.
Instead of sparking more aggression from Malaita Kingz the goal actually shook the KOSSA camp into action. Seven minutes later, Hudson Felani, was given too much space and too much time inside the penalty box and he hammered home KOSSA’s equaliser.
The lead swung KOSSA’s way in the 42nd minute when George Siru netted in a similar fashion to Felani. Siru is fast becoming one of the most feared forwards in the S-League and has scored every one of the seven matches his club has played so far.
With a lead to defend going into the second half KOSSA were nervous and Malaita Kingz tried to capitalise on that. However, at least at the back, KOSSA were rigidly organised and it was not easy for Malaita Kingz to drive past the line of defenders.
Several opportunities fell to Malaita Kingz midway through the second half as they attacked along both the left and right wing but the crosses are not met inside the KOSSA penalty box. Their best chance to salvage something from the game came in the form of the penalty after Dunstan Quanafia Jnr. was fouled by Charlie Otainao but even that was squandered.
KOSSA move up to second place with eight points in the 2013 Telekom S-League standings courtesy of this victory while Malaita Kingz are now in fifth place.
KOSSA: 2 (Hudson Felani 38’, George Suri 42’)
Malaita Kingz: 1 (Richard Fono 31’)
Half-time: 2-1
Play-by-play Summary:
0’ Match kicks off
5’ Even start, KOSSA opened well but Malaita Kingz are
7’ Thomas Taloga shoots but is blocked by Willie Lamani
17’ KOSSA win a freekick in a good position. Leslie Nate shoots directly for goal but the Malaita Kingz backline clear away
31’ Goal KOSSA 0 – Malaita Kingz 1: Richard Fono scores from a hopeful shot which the KOSSA goalkeeper misjudged and the ball dropped in right at top corner of the far post
38’ Goal KOSSA 1 – Malaita Kingz 1: Hudson Felani finishes a brilliant individual run with a well struck goal to level the score line
42’ Goal KOSSA 2 – Malaita Kingz 1: KOSSA maverick George Siru scores KOSSA’s second goal of the match
45’ Two minutes of stoppage time will be played
The first half ends
The second half starts
66’ Cliff Honi of KOSSA is stretched of the field after a clash with Michael Misitana
76’ Substitute Coleman Makau clips the KOSSA cross bar
80’ A penalty is awarded to Malaita King after Dunstan Quanafia Jnr. was fouled by Charlie Otainao. Makau takes the shot but Severino Aefi saves.
89’ KOSSA’s Samuel Osifelo volleys just wide at the far post
90’ Four minutes of injury time is indicated
The match ends

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