BY ROMULUS HUTA
AS Magenta coach feels to have had the impression that his boys lost two important points after yesterday’s one-all against home side Marist in match day two of the Oceania Champions League Group D competition at Lawson Tama Stadium.
Frenchman Alain Moizan was hoping for his boys to secure a win over Marist and get early qualification into the quarterfinals following the first win recorded over Lupe Ole Soaga on Saturday.
In the post-match conference, Moizan said it was a close match but feels they have lost two points.
“We have the impression that we’ve lost two points.
“In the ensemble it was a close match and probably with better control from us we could have won.
“It’s football, you need to be effectual in front of the goal and once again today we weren’t.”
In an entertaining fast-paced contest, the homeside took up earlier lead in the first five minutes through a header by Michael Boso.
Boso’s goal emerged via a well-crafted free kick which was sent from the right by Atkin Kaua.
Magenta equalized six minutes later through stunning strike by Joseph Athale from outside the area.
That 1-1 scoreline remained until fulltime.
Magenta will play their final pool match against favourites and three-time Oceania finalists Team Wellington 1pm on Friday.
Moizan and his boys ought to remain focused ahead of the final pool encounter with the aim of going after maximum points.
“We’ll play our final game with our usual high pressing tactic.
“They’re a team this year, which from what I’ve seen, is a little weaker than last year.
“We’ll do everything to win this match.
“If we win we’ll qualify and finish top of the group so we’ll do our best to recover over the next two days, then we’ll see on Friday,” the former national New Caledonia said.