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Warriors stay top, X-Beam edge up

X-Beam claimed second spot in the league table after defeating provincial outfit, Malaita Kingz, 2-0 on Saturday. Former Western United winger, John Anita, dealt the double blow for X-Beam with his goals in the 25th and 35th minute. Malaita Kingz could not repeat the strong performance against the Solomon Warriors last week, however, managed to contain the hungry X-Beam front pack in the second half.
The win, however, did not come cheaply for X-Beam who got two players red carded in the match. Defenders Silas Samo and George Kwanae both got their marching orders after offences in the 50th minute and in stoppage time respectively. Both players will miss their club’s next match with the automatic one-match suspension and $200 fine applied to them.
The nightmare start continues for Commins Menapi’s Western United who now have not won a single match from their six outings this season so far. The best results for the club were three draws which gave them 3 points and a berth at eighth position in the league ladder.
KOSSA handed the 2012 runners-up a hurting loss in a 3-0 slamming that summarised a fine day of football for the Jacob Moli coached side. KOSSA’s goal scoring maverick, George Siru, led the way after nine minutes of play but more pain was in store for Western United in the second half.
Former LEARN&play programme student, Harrison Mala, slotted KOSSA’s second of the game in the 77th minute before Johnson Wanefai scored the third 12 minutes before fulltime. Western United midfielder, Mostyn Sanga, was given a red card in another blow that the club cannot afford as competition picks up in the Telekom S-League.
Action continued on Sunday with a resurgent Koloale holding defending champions, Solomon Warriors, to a 1-all draw in the opening match of the day. It is Solomon Warriors’ second draw in two matches and their fairytale start to the season starts to get a reality check.
Joe Luwi gave Koloale the lead before half time and the former champions looked like they were going to bag the game. Solomon Warriors, however, regrouped late in the match and capitalised on their opponent’s tiring backline to equalise with winger, Moffat Kilifa, scoring in the 88th minute.
Lesley Ramo was Hana’s star in the 4:00pm match on Sunday as the scorer of the only goal of their match against Real Kakamora. Ramo was lurking deep in the Real Kakamora half when a defensive error allowed him to pick up a loose pass which he chipped over the advancing George Lifu.
This is Hana’s second win of the season and it propels them to third place in the league table. They are followed by KOSSA in fourth place while Malaita Kingz slipped back into fifth. Real Kakamora are in sixth with four points from while Koloale are in seventh place with three points from only three matches.
2:00pm Saturday 16 November, 2013
X-Beam: 2 (John Anita 25’, 38’)
Malaita Kingz: 0
Half-time: 2-0
4:00pm Saturday 16 November, 2013
Western United: 0
KOSSA: 3 (George Suri 9’, Harrison Mala 77’, Johnson Wanefai 85’)
Half-time: 0-1
2:00pm Sunday 17 November, 2013
Solomon Warriors: 1(Moffat Kilifa 88’)
Koloale: 1(Joe Luwi 32’)
Half-time: 0-1
4:00pm Sunday 17 November, 2013
Real Kakamora: 0
Hana: 1(Lesley Ramo 20’)
Half-time: 0-1

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