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KOSSA 2 – X-Beam 2

While lacking coordination X-Beam did not lack firepower and featured some of the big names in Solomon Islands football in their opening match including Tome Faisi and Kidston Billy. Former Koloale coach, Peter Eke, was at the helm of the debutants giving instructions from the sidelines.
KOSSA’s goalkeeper Severino Aefi was their star of the day starting the match off with some fines saves. On the other end of the park, Arnold Keni, was forced to make a goal line clearance at the half hour mark after George Suri had beaten his goalkeeper. Just before halftime, however, Suri scored the first goal of the match after a perfect through pass from Leslie Nate.
The match went into fever pitch in the second half with X-Beam trying their best to get on the scoreboard. Kidston Billy was on target with a free-kick in the 55th minute but Aefi made a fingertip save to deny the former Solomon Warriors forward. Another free-kick from Billy 15 minutes later, however, got the better of Aefi as X-Beam registered their first Telekom S-League goal.
X-Beam sensed that the momentum of the match was in the balance and they tried to muster it their way by keeping pressure on KOSSA inside their own half. This ploy was rewarded when substitute Bata Sade beat the offside trap to score and give X-Beam the lead.
Late in the match, however, a lack of concentration in their penalty box saw one of the X-Beam defenders handle the ball and KOSSA were given a penalty. Substitute David Ramosaea put the spot kick away to end the 2-2.
KOSSA are having the coming weekend off while X-Beam are scheduled to meet Hana.
See below play by play text.
0’ Match kicks off
5’ An even start to the match sees both sides test their defences
10’ Kidston Billy shoots from close range but Severino Aefi is up to the task
22’ John Anita goes for a lucky chip over Aefi but puts too much in to his effort
30’ Arnold Keni makes a goal line clearance to deny KOSSA’s George Suri
39’ Aefi again denies the X-Beam forwards with another fine save
41’ Anita sends an attempt wide of the mark
44’ Goal KOSSA 1 – X-Beam 0: Suri puts KOSSA in front after a lovely through pass from Leslie Nate
45’ 3 minutes of stoppage time will be played
The first half ends
The second half starts
54’ X-Beam hit the post and then the crossbar before Aefi tucks the ball away to safety
55’ Aefi denies Billy from a free kick
70’ Goal KOSSA 1 – X-Beam 1: Billy puts X-Beam on level terms with KOSSA by hitting his shot past Aefi from a free kick at the edge of the 18 yard box
77’ Suri beats the X-Beam backline but sends his attempt wide
78’ Goal KOSSA 1 – X-Beam 2: Substitution Bata Sade beats the KOSSA offside trap and finishes to put X-Beam in front
90’ A header from David Ramosaea just misses. Three minutes of stoppage time has signalled
90’ + 2’ A penalty is awarded to KOSSA for a handball in the X-Beam penalty box
90’ + 3’ Goal KOSSA 2 – X-Beam 2: Ramosaea scores the penalty to level the score lines
The match ends

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