Eels move up in third
By Taromane Martin
SOLOMON Warriors FC maintained their position on top of the 2017 Telekom Soccer League as round one of the competition nears the end.
Warriors extended their lead on the table to 15 points after their 1-0 win over FC Guadalcanal on Saturday.
That win sees Warriors still undefeated after five matches played and a five point cushion lead over Marist FC who are second with 10 points after defeating Real Kakamora FC 2-0 yesterday.
Sitting third on the competition table is Henderson Eels FC who is also with10 points after their securing their third win for round one.
The Chris Asipara eel’s coached side defeated Malaita Kingz FC 2-1 yesterday, midfielder Alick Mamae providing the goal in the second half for the new comers.
“We are happy with the win because that was our objective today. Malaita Kingz was really good this afternoon,” Coach Asipara said.
Their players really committed themselves to the game but unfortunately for them the result went our way.
Kingz PNG import Tommy Semmy leveled the scores for his side after Eels took the lead in the first half.
Mamae gave Eels the lead 20 minutes into the second half from close range. Semmy had two great chances to level the scores in the final ten minutes but saw his efforts blocked by the goal keeper.
Mr Asipara said the win yesterday will give his players extra motivation in training as they get ready for their next match against Solomon Warriors FC this weekend.
“The result will really give us a morale boost for our next game. Warriors are definitely a good side.
“Unfortunately I cannot predict the outcome of the game yet because we have no control over it.
“What we have control over is our preparations and what we can do in training. If we prepare well, who knows maybe we can get a positive result.
Eels will take on Solomon Warriors FC next and will face Western United FC in their final match for Round one of the 2017 Telekom Soccer League.
Meanwhile other results for the TSL weekend matches at Lawson Tama saw KOSSA FC thrashing Western United FC 7-3.
That win takes KOSSA up to fourth position with ten points while Western United remains in sixth position with three points.