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Koloale 3 – Solomon Warriors 3

Solomon Warriors started the game with a clear display of their intention to win all 3 points on offer and they settled quickly and started putting Koloale under pressure. Dennis Ifunaoa was especially troublesome for the Koloale defenders with his pace on the left and with Micah Lea’alafa and Jerry Donga in support the trio had the opposition fans worried early on.
The all important first goal came 17 minutes after kick off and was the result of some poor defending on the part of Koloale. Ifunaoa, after already making his mark on the game earlier with 2 shots on target, was left free on the left and a quick turn to the right followed with a shot to the far post saw him register Solomon Warriors’ first of the match.
Despite their situation Koloale still refused to get into the game and this cost them another goal 38 minutes into the match. This time it was Carrol Kakate who scored to take the Solomon Warriors lead to a healthy 2-0 at the break.
Koloale returned after the break with better organisation in attack and within 3 minutes they had their first goal bagged. Joses Nawo broke in through the right and his shot had the power and accuracy to beat Silas Seda who had been excellent for Solomon Warriors in the first half. However, Koloale were still behind and matters went from bad to worse for them when Lea’alafa scored to take the score line to 3-1.
With things looking secure Solomon Warriors allowed complacency to creep in and this gave Koloale an easy ride back into the game. With Chris Tafoa and Welchman Houkarawa both substituted Koloale plied pressure on the replacements and got the break they were looking for when Mostyn Beui put them within reach of an equaliser with 13 minutes left on the clock.
The equaliser came in stoppage time and was the result of an own goal but James Naka will lay full claim to it especially since it was his shot that was deflected in to the net by Solomon Warriors defender Hadisi Aengari. This meant that the match finish in a 3-all draw and despite such a strong first half Solomon Warriors were forced to share points with Koloale.
The result was more in favour of Western United who saw their lead in the table increase to 3 points from only 1 point the week before. Koloale’s single point gain from the match saw them overtake Malaita Kingz in terms of points but they sit 8 points behind the leaders.

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