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Brief break for Telekom S-League

The Telekom S-League will go into a brief break midway through its round one as the country is set to play host of the 2018 OFC U-16 Championship in Honiara next month.

Last season’s new boys Henderson Eels are leading the race after four weeks of action.

The Eels only managed to edge their close rivals with a better goal difference with 7 points from three game played.

A rejuvenated Western United are occupying second spot also with 7 points after a crucial 1-0 win over Marist FC on Saturday.

Despite playing with 10-man in later stages of the second half, United held on for a very important result in their hunt for OFC Champions League qualification.

United coach Jacob Moli uttered his team came into the encounter needing a victory.

“I am very pleased with my players for getting us another important three points”, he said.

“We needed to win because a defeat would leave us play catchup to the top four teams.

“It’s our second win in the league so it will help us go into the remaining match of round one with huge confidence.”

Defending champions Solomon Warriors handed another title contender KOSSA their first defeat of the season on Saturday.

KOSSA who needed a win to go top held the champions 1-1 at the break.

Leading by example, captain Harddis Aengari headed home in the 48th minute to put the Warriors back in front.

Solomon Islands international Jerry Donga puts the icing on the cake to make it 3-1 and seal the victory.

The win means Warriors settled on third position also with 7 points after three matches.

Warriors coach Moses Toata insisted that he was not fully satisfied with his team’s overall performance.

“Overall I think we still need to improve in some areas of our game,” he said.

“However, it was a very important win for us because KOSSA were a good side.

“Our position in the league give us a bit of confidence heading into the break.”

Meanwhile, Sunday’s only clash saw Real Kakamora continue its impressive run this season.

Real overcome Malaita Kingz 4-2 to move up to 5th position on the table with 7 points after playing four games.

Papua New Guinea midfielder Michael Foster and Solomon Islands U-19 defender Absalom Wawane leveled the score 2-2 at half-time.

Solomon Islands international Adrian Mara scored a brace either side of goals from Marlon Nonone and Willy Ngao to hand Real their second win of the season.

The Telekom S-League will resume on the last week of September after the OFC U-16 Championship 2018.

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