We’re still not there yet: Toata
By Taromane Martin
SOLOMON Warriors FC extended their lead on the Telekom Soccer League table to 27 points after beating FC Guadalcanal 6-0 at the Lawson Tama stadium.
Despite their seven points lead over second placed KOSSA FC on the table, Solomon Warriors Head Coach Moses Toata says they are not in a comfortable position yet to claim the title, with four more matches left to go.
“For me I’m happy with the win today. We won it very convincingly and it was a very exciting game,” Coach Toata said.
“Personally for me if you ask me if we are comfortable to win the title this season I’d say we are still not there yet.
“While we are sitting at the top of the table for me our remaining four matches are the important ones. We have to play some big teams in our remaining four games.
“If we win two then if you ask me I’d say yes, I’m comfortable and confident of claiming the title but for now I’m not yet that comfortable. Our game on Sunday will be treated as a final for us,” he said.
With the injury to Vanuatu import Kensy Tangis and the red card to defender Emmanuel Poila yesterday Toata said finding replacements for their next match will be easy.
“Some of the tackles my boys received today were unfair fouls and should have been punished. With the injury to Kensy (Tangis) today I’m a bit worried because I’m still without one of my main defenders Jason (Thomas). Now I have to go back with the team medical and check on our injury list.
“Gagame (Feni) is slowly making recovery after picking up an injury. He is slowly ticking the boxes and will likely be ready for Sunday’s match.
“There are lots of good players in the team and finding a replacement for Poila in defense won’t be that difficult.” Toata said.
Meanwhile FC Guadalcanal Head Coach Luke Eroi said it was a huge loss for them adding his players just did not execute their game plan.
“It’s a great loss. We knew they will be tough because if you want to beat a quality side like that you have to have structure in your game which we did not have,” Coach Eroi said.
“We wanted to keep the score margin low but unfortunately conceded six which is very hurtful for us. We had no presence in our attack because of injury to our key players,” he said.