Warriors still optimistic

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Honiara City FC striker Ali Mekawir tries to get through two Laugu players Jeffery Bule, left and Alick Stanton during the Telekom S-League at Lawson Tama.
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City move into fifth spot

BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II

REIGNING TSL Champions Solomon Warriors are yet confident for a top spot finish this season after maintaining their second spot in 6-3 win over FC Isabel United yesterday – seven points behind leaders Henderson Eels.

Honiara City FC continues their fine form following two draws to grab three points in a 2-0 win over Laugu FC to move in the fifth position on the league standings.

Despite conceding three goals Warriors Head Coach William Omokirio plays down worries in his defence department.

“The goals came in the dying minutes where we had injuries and it allows conceding the goals,” Omokirio stressed.

Jerry Donga scored eight minutes from kick-off before Gagame Feni and Dennis Ifunaoa extended the lead after Sam Vahia pulls one goal back before half-time.

“It’s a very good performance from the boys, we all were looking forward to the game we also know that to keep the second spot all our games are important. And by winning today’s (Sunday 14th February) game it helps the team to build up for the next match,” Omokirio said after the match.

“We have to maintain our form if we have to return top in the league. Our opponents made a very good fight, they played very well on occasions they caused us a hard time, especially in defence.

Feni collected a brace before Alvin Hou adds another in the 80’minutes despite a late comeback attempt from FC Isabel.

Two second-half goals by Alick Solo and Coleman Wasi aids valuable three points for the capital boys over a determined Laugu FC.

Following a goalless first half Solo broke the deadlock with a fine header before Wasi extended the lead for the Jerry Allen coached side in the final ten minutes of play.

Laugu FC remains in the third position in the league.

TSL Match Week 18 continues on Wednesday 17th between top contenders Southern United against Central Coast FC at 4 pm.

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