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Real Kakamora 1 – Western United 2

Former Hana forward, Cornelly Rata, unlocked the scores in the 33rd minute for Real Kakamora as Western United failed to impress in the opening stages of the game. Rata was set up by Jeff Kuper who returned to the Real Kakamora line-up following a period of illness.
Western United equalised through a free kick in the 38th minute with Benjamin Totori’s cross timing perfectly with Qaraba’s run and the big defender had no problems finishing the job. Olodin Arawa almost took the lead further minutes later but his shot landed squarely in the hands of the goalkeeper.
The match turned gritty in the second half as frustration broke down play in both camps. Match referee, Hamilton Siau, had to wave a number of yellows to get the situation under control.
Rolland Pweka came midway through the second half and brought some spark into the Real Kakamora attack but the Western United backline held firm against the waves of attack brought against them. For Western United Totori was not enjoying a single reprieve from his marker Fred Patrick who won each tussle with the former Wellington Phoenix man.
However, Western United got the breakthrough they needed with seven minutes left on the clock. Qaraba launched himself at a half clearance and sent the ball into the back of the net for the winner after a corner kick from Himson Teleda.
While the victory is as good as any for the Western United camp the match was a fifty-fifty serious questions remain about whether they can gather up enough steam to catch up with league leaders Solomon Warriors after a slow start this season.
Right now they have tallied only 11 points from eight matches and while this is good enough to take them to the third place they are still six points behind Solomon Warriors.
Real Kakamora, on the other hand, are now bottom of the league ladder this loss with only four points to show from seven matches played.
Real Kakamora: 1 (Cornelly Rata 33’)
Western United: 2 (Loni Qaraba 38’ 83’)
Halftime: 1-1
See below play by play text summary.
0’ Match kicks off
4’ Himson Teleda back heels into space and shoots but the attempt well wide of goal
5’ Davidson Tome extracts a great save from Izomo Bird
31’ Abraham Maezama beats the Real Kakamora defence but sends his attempt directly to the goalkeeper
33’ Goal Real Kakamora 1 – Western United 0: Jeff Kuper crosses for Cornelly Rata to head home, a deflection off Robertson Tanavoqa held the ball on it way but Rata will take full credit for the goal
38’ Goal Real Kakamora 1 – Western United 1: Defender Loni Qaraba equalises from a Benjamin Totori freekick
40’ Olodin Arawa picks up a through pass behind the defenders but his shot is straight at the goalkeeper
45’ Three minutes of stoppage time added
Halftime is signalled
Second half starts
50’ Robertson Tanavoqa misses a shot from 10 yards out
52’ Tanavoqa sends another attempt straight to the goalkeeper
57’ Totori breaks free on the far side and shoots but the Real Kakamora goalkeeper blocks
83’ Goal Real Kakamora 1 – Western United 2: Qaraba hammers home a cross from a corner kick
90’ Three minutes of additional time is indicated
The match ends

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