Redal stays on in Division 1, Amical needs a win t
The two team drew 1-all in their first encounter at the Port Vila Stadium on Saturday 12 February. Amical could have won, but a John Varesmaite goal in the first half was ruled an offside resulting in a scoreless first half.
Amical were showing dominance in ball possession. But a good defence splitting pass from the Green Birds midfield found a closely markedBanga Kalotiti who made a dummy allowing the ball to continue its path to find an unmarked Kalin who raced down the left flank with the ball before placing the ball past an approaching Amical keeper to make it 1-nill.
But the much younger Amical side under national Under 17 Coach Philemon John continued to press on. Again they won another chance to win the game with a penalty. But the Green Birds keeper had anticipated well to deny Fabrice Samson a very important goal for his team.
However six minutes to full time, U17 striker William Fred who went in as a substitute, showed what he is made of when he struck a rebound from inside the box to level the score. Final score Pango GB 1, Amical FC 1.
Had Amical won, there would not be a re-match. But since they drew, they will have to play again on Saturday 19 February 2005.
One of the two teams must win to secure a place in the Premier Division.
Last Modified on 17/02/2005 10:47