Solomon Football > News > 2014 Telekom S-League > Real Kakamora, Hana book semi spots

Real Kakamora, Hana book semi spots

KOSSA, after their loss to Real Kakamora in their earlier meeting, were a much better side this afternoon at Lawson Tama stadium ending the match with a 2-0 win. However, this was not enough to meet the minimum four to nothing scoreline they needed to win the tie.
KOSSA’s goals both came in the second half but the goalless first half was mostly dominated by them. Real Kakamora promised to come out firing but were forced to be on the defensive under pressure from the KOSSA forward.
Charlie Otainao got KOSSA in business just after the half time break with a goal worked from nothing. After chasing a loose pass down the right flank the midfielder turned towards goal and beat two defenders before beating the keeper from the narrowest of angles.
With six minutes left on the clock Harrison Mala made some reparations to the KOSSA fans for his earlier misses with another seemingly simple goal. Again it was a long through pass which tore past two defenders and the chasing Mala took control of it, drew the keeper to one side before hammering it to the back of the net.
Hana coach, Sam Wa’aria, states that the result is far from what he was looking for but he is grateful to qualify for the semi finals.
“It was not an easy game for us because KOSSA put us under continuous pressure. We did not show up today to lose but we are fortunate that our win in the first leg was large enough to cater for this situation,” Wa’aria says.
Hana’s 0-0 finish with Malaita Kingz was on the back of an equal struggle which saw both sides squander the best of their chances but the former are the ones smiling after sneaking through 2-0.
Their 2-0 win in the first clash with Malaita Kingz provided enough propulsion for the club to escape the commendable efforts from Malaita Kingz to catch up. However, it was Malaita Kingz who showed more hunger but the goals were simply not coming for them.
“Our game did not pan as planned,” says Hana coach Luke Eroi but added that in the end they are where they want to be.
“We played to our best ability today and even though this is not a win it is also not a loss. The most important thing is we have qualified for the semi-finals and our focus will shift there.”
Real Kakamora will play the winner of the Solomon Warriors/Koloale clash and Hana will meet the winner Western United’s second leg with Marist.

Related posts