Warriors back in top spot while KOSSA close in to leaders
BY ROMULUS HUTA
SOLOMON Warriors have reclaimed the top spot in the Telekom S-League (TSL) after defeating Henderson Eels 1-0 on Saturday while KOSSA closes the gap on the table’s two leaders following their 3-0 thrashing of Western United yesterday at Lawson Tama.
With two matches to go in the 2018/19 season league competition, the race for the top spot is expected to go down to the wire before a winner can be decided and that will be determined in two weeks’ time.
With the vital win on Saturday, thanks to a 38th minute lone goal by Tigi Molea, Warriors are now in front with 26 points from 12 matches.
Eels, who are the previous leader, had slipped to the second spot on the table with 24 points.
KOSSA continues to narrow the gap between them and the two leaders and the win over the weekend helped them to hold onto the third place with 22 points.
Malaita Kingz has made an unpredictable climb into the fourth spot with 17 points following their 4-0 thrashing of FC Guadalcanal on Saturday.
United had slipped down to the fifth place on 16 points while Real Kakamora occupies the sixth spot with 15 points.
Marist earned a 1-0 win over Real Kakamora yesterday but that did not greatly made an effect on their movement on the table as they remain at the seventh spot with 15 points.
FC Guadalcanal remains at the bottom with one point.
The TSL league competition for this season has two more weekends of matches to be played before it is wrapped up on December 9.
Meanwhile, the top two teams of the TSL will earn the right to represent Solomon Islands in the next season of the Oceania Club Champions League.
Winning the league comes with a reward of hosting the OFC Champions League Group D at home while the runner-up will join teams in Group B which will be hosted at Lautoka in Fiji.
Weekend TSL Results
Malaita Kingz 4, FC Guadalcanal 0
Solomon Warriors 1, Henderson Eels 0
Marist 1, Real Kakamora 0
KOSSA 3, Western United 0
TSL Table as at yesterday
|2.||Henderson Eels FC||12||7||3||2||37||19||+18||24|
|4.||Malaita Kingz FC||12||5||2||5||24||24||0||17|
|6.||Real Kakamora FC||12||4||3||5||23||35||-12||15|