The round was great for Henderson Eels; the current top-tabled side of the Solomon Islands’ Telekom S-League saw their direct opponent for the title Solomon Warriors falling against Laugu United yesterday and today they confirmed their favouritism against the Kossa’s good team.
This Sunday on Lawson Tama Stadium we had more two matches for the eighth week of the Telekom S-League; Marist played against Isabel United in the first game of the day. Both sides come from good performances in the past weeks, but at the end of the match both sides were tied up in a 1-1 draw. The talented Dalton Saeni scored for Marist while Thomas Amasia was the goalscorer for the Gideon Omokirio’s coached-side Isabel United.
The big match of the day saw Henderson Eels surpass Kossa – the first goal of the day was scored by the experienced Joses Nawo after dribbling the keeper and scoring through the legs of a defender. But the leadership of Eels did not take long; the young talented forward Barrie Limoki had an opportunity from the penaly spot and made no mistake to equalise the encounter.
Still into the first 45 minutes of the match Eels managed to score twice – all goals counted on the help of Kossa’s gloveman John Telengea. The first goal was scored through a free-kick taken by Timothy Bakale, the midfelder crossed to the area but unfortunately for Kossa their goalkeeper mishandled the ball that ended up at the back of the net. Already in the final minutes of the first half it was time for the first goal of the season for Kukuruku‘s member Arnold Maeluma – the player finished from long range and the goalkeeper was not in time to stop an weak shot that put Eels two goals ahead.
In the second part of the game Eels still managed to score one more time, this time the captain Boni Pride headed it home at the 85th minute of play to confirm his side win after a very good corner taken by the prodigy Raphael Lea’i.
With the win, Eels is now five points ahead the second-placed side Laugu United. The black and white side took the second place from Solomon Warriors after beating them yesterday by 2-0. You can check the updated standings, top scorers and full results of the season so far by visiting our session of the Telekom-S League.