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Malaita Kingz 5 – Marist Fire 0

The result takes Malaita Kingz to their third victory of the season after 5 matches. Their only loss was a 3-1 defeat to defending champions Koloale in round 2. But they regrouped strongly after that loss to defeat Hana 1-0 and draw with KOSSA 3-3 and then yesterday they registered the biggest win for any club in the season so far.
Confidence was a major factor in their victory and it took only 8 minutes for Malaita Kingz to take the lead. Returning from a 1-match suspension Michael Taeman easily slotted the ball home after a quick counterattack saw him free inside the box. Minutes later he was again left free and slammed home another to take the scores to 2-nil.
Relying on their tough backline Malaita Kingz had their lead remain intact as Marist Fire were left to wonder what had went so wrong for them. Despite enjoying good possession things were not happening for Marist Fire and a sign of worse things to come arrived in the 38th minute when Charles Irobina struck to make it 3-nil in his team’s favour leaving fans in Lawson Tama amazed.
The only consolation for Marist Fire in the game was the half time break and when that was up they were left to the mercy of a team that was far from satisfied with its already hefty lead. However, Marist Fire did play better in the second half but their spirits were already low and the enterprising football they displayed against Western United the week before was nowhere to be seen.
Malaita Kingz looked for ways to increase their lead early in the second half but could not find a way through as Marist Fire were busy themselves with the ball trying to score at their end. However, as Marist Fire’s morale started to dip they were up to maximum speed once again and they got 2 more in before the final whistle came.
Winger Jack Jethro took the score line to 4 – 0 in the 75th minute with an individual after he turned in from the right to beat a defender and feigned a pass to his teammate before going for goal himself. Four minutes later Irobina got his second and his team’s fifth as he tapped home the final goal of the day.
The superiority of Malaita Kingz’s counterattacks was central to their game against Marist Fire and was key at least in their last 2 goals. Moving with speed and accurate long passes Malaita Kingz were able to penetrate the defensive line Marist Fire imposed and score with ease. When Marist Fire tried to do the same at their end they were met with a resolute back four who were not about to let them get through.

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