Telekom S-League: Raphael Le’ai brace gives win for Eels against Warriors as Real Kakamora beats Marist

The Sunday of football in Solomon Islands was thrilling for the local fans – the Lawson Tama Stadium was full of supporters for the most important match so far of the Telekom S-League season and a very interesting clash between Real Kakamora and Marist – but certainly, the fans were eager to see the clash of titants between Henderson Eels and the current national champions Solomon Warriors.

Adrian Mara continued his amazing goalscoring for Real Kakamora as the striker scored the winner for his side in the second half against Marist. But Kakamora had to fight as Bobby Lesley opened the scoreline for Marist in the first half, but still before the half time break Paul Hiri equalised for Kakamora. With this important win Kakamora jumped to the sixth place leaving Marist just behind at the seventh.

In the most important match of the day the bright of the 17-year-old diamond Raphael Le’ai had shone even brigther as the striker scored both goals in the very important win of his Henderson Eels against Solomon Warriors.

Le’ai opened the account in the first minutes of the match to give an early lead for Eels, but still in the first half Warriors managed to equalise through a well-taken penalty kick by the experienced Judd Molea – unfortunately for Eels and the midfielder Arnold Maeluma that tried to clear a ball inside the penalty box with a bicycle kick but the ball ended up touching his arm to gift Warriors a clear penalty opportunity.

Raphael Le’ai – TSL Media

But in the second half Eels managed to find a winner; this time Warriors gifted a penalty for their opponents after a clear foul inside the box. Raphael Le’ai stepped up and made no mistake with a strong kick giving no chances for Warriors’ stopper Abraham Bird.

Eels managed to control the game until the final whistle to confirm a very important win in the process. Now the men commanded by Eddie Marahare are five points ahead Warriors in the table – continuing as the first-placed side in the run. Warriors played five matches in the season so far while Eels played six, giving the current champions a great chance to reduce the point difference to Eels if they are able to win their match that is still to be played.

You can see the current table, results and top scorers for the Telekom S-League 2020 season by visiting the competition’s session in our site.


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