Four TSL matches confirmed for weekend
By Taromane Martin
HENDERSON Eels FC climbed a spot up the 2018-2019 Telekom Soccer League table after claiming their fourth win in round one.
H/Eels defeated Marist FC 3-1 in their TSL mid week clash yesterday at the Lawson Tama Stadium to see them move into second place with 13 points.
Surprisingly it was the youthful Marist who looked more threatening in the first half against the experienced Eels side but saw their final touches letting them down.
Eels had to wait until the second half to score their first goal after a sloppy performance in the opening 45 minutes saw the scores tied nil-all at half time.
Joses Nawo opened the scoring for Eels 56 minutes into the second half. Tuti Zama added their second before Obed Ofea sealed the win despite a late Patrick Taroga consolation goal for Marist.
Eels Head Coach Eddie Marahare said he was pleased with the way his players responded after their half time talk and a sloppy first half performance.
“I think the first half we controlled the game but I think the players were a bit rush in the final third,” Marahare said.
“The message for the second half was we need to be patient. Whilst we are controlling the game we need to be precise and make good decisions.
“The players responded positively and got three goals for us even though it should be more than that.
“But overall I’m happy with the way the players responded after out half time talk,” he said.
Meanwhile four matches are set for this weekend at the Lawson Tama, Competitions Manager Mr Gabriel Riotarau said.
Matches for this weekend will see Real Kakamora FC taking on Western United FC, Saturday at 2pm followed by KOSSA FC and Henderson Eels at 4pm.
“I’m sure it will be a tough game. While I respect them (KOSSA) we are also desperate for the three points come this Saturday,” Coach Eddie Marahare said.
Sunday’s matches will see FC Guadalcanal taking on Marist FC at 2pm followed by Solomon Warriors FC and Malaita Kingz FC at 4pm.