The Telekom S-League midweek match was played this Wednesday between 2nd placed Henderson Eels and 8th placed Guadalcanal. After a difficult time in the first 15 minutes of the game, Eels managed to meet the expectations and smashed Guadalcanal just like they did in the first round.
Raphael Lea’i opened the scoreboard for Eels in the ninth minute but Guadalcanal managed to tie the match a few minutes later with a goal scored by Clifford Kesi. Their happiness did not last for so long because Lea’i scored again in the 19th minute to put Eels ahead again. Team captain Andrew Rarangia netted in the stoppage time to finish the first half with the scoreboard at 3-1 in their favour.
Guadalcanal did not have the necessary strenght to keep up with their opponent. Raphael Lea’i scored two more goals in the second half while Joses Nawo (returning from injury) and Rodney Suri netted once each. The final score was 7-1.
Raphael Lea’i ended the match with four goals scored and he now has six goals scored in three matches in Telekom S-League, an amazing beginning for the wonderkid.
Eels remains in second with 28 points, the same amount of points of Solomon Warriors but Warriors played ten matches while Eels played eleven so far. You can check the updated standings and the topscorers by clicking here.