|| Player Name
|| No. Goals
|3|| Dickson Eddie
|5|| Nick Na'amoana
|6|| Nelson Sale
|7|| Oscar Sara
|8|| Ian Tolei
|| Real Kakamora
|9|| John Anita
|| Real Kakamora
|10|| Phillip Ahsley
Day 7 Match Reports
second half, substitute Willie Talonga opened the books to put
match drew on the Central players became more tired and this allowed
going to be a difficult match for
An extended period of lapse of concentration in the first half allowed Temotu to net 3 unanswered goals for healthy 3 – 0 lead going into the half time break.
Joses Nawo who has been outstanding in the tournament collected a pass from the midfield and he powered forward past the Western defenders before he slotted the ball to Frank Tuputa who tapped it past Paul Huia after 17 minutes of play. Three minutes later Tuputa scored his second with a powerful run towards the 6-yard box where he fired with top class accuracy.
matters worse for
the referee’s half time whistle that saved
Western’s only goal in the match came in the 71st minute through Cornelly Rata who found his way through after several unsuccessful attempts in the early stages of the second half.
Temotu, though, had the last say adding 2 more goals through Lenson Bisili and Frank Tuputa. Tuputa’s third was almost a mirror image of his first where he ran through 3 defenders before firing home.
move to 6 points with his win and
The match was equally fought technically but Makira Ulawa were the more entertaining of the 2 sides. Using their faster players up front they were able to attack down the lines but their crosses were not well received by the forwards. They also had the backing of the afternoon crowd and should have scored in the first half.
Nil all was the half time score as the teams went to the sidelines for the break.
Makira Ulawa were even stronger in the second half and a number of good opportunities came to them but again and again the pressure of the game was too high and the players faltered at the crucial moment. John Anita had to 2 chances handed to him on a platter but he failed to make use of both.
game was settled with a Ian Paia header in the 64th minute which
caught the otherwise outstanding Dida Qwaina off guard. Jeffery Bule who hit in
the corner kick can have an equal claim on the goal but it was Ian Paia who
would make the history books with the header that confirmed
Max Menapi had his best attempt at goal for Makira Ulawa ruled offside in a decision that the crowd found no favour for.
Makira Ulawa will need a big win against Isabel on Monday and hope for Malaita to lose to Rennell Bellona for a chance to go through.