By Taromane Martin
Henderson Eels moves six points clear on the 2020-2021 Telekom Soccer League (TSL) competition table after a stellar performance against KOSSA FC yesterday.
Four first half goals and a double in the second half was enough to secure all three points for the Eddie Marahare coached side, despite having goal keeper Anthony Talo red carded in the final minutes of the first half.
Golden boot race leader, Raphael Lea’i scored three goals in that match to see him extend his goals tally to 25 points, while Eels team mate Joses Nawo, who was also on target yesterday, is with 22 points.
Despite losing Talo late in the first half, Eels Head Coach Eddie Marahare said he was confident in securing all three points while also containing KOSSA’s attack in the second half.
Tutizama Tanito and Augustine Waita were also on target for Eels scoring in the 16th and 88th minute of the game respectively.
“I’m happy with the win today because we have five games left to play and we aim to win all our remaining games,” Coach Marahare said.
“We know winning the TSL is something we want to achieve. However, looking at the current standing on the table it is still a close race so all our remaining matches are important to us.
“I was a bit concern with the referee’s decision on sending off Talo however I was sure we’ll all get three points with the four goals we got in the first half.
“Also, I was sure we would be able to contain their attack despite having less defenders while also maintaining our attacking.
“So, win today I think sets us on the right track for the title. From here we’ll regroup and focus for our remaining matches,” Marahare adds.
With yesterday’s result, Henderson Eels FC now leads the competition table with 41 points while defending TSL champions Solomon Warriors FC are lurking with 34 points in second.
TSL matches for Round 2 of the season meanwhile continues on Wednesday with the mid-week clash between Malaita Kingz FC and Real Kakamora FC at 4pm.