Thursday, May 29, 2008
Haikau scored from 20 yards with a long strong pullet shot which left the Lau Valley defenders wondering whether it was a score. Referee was right on spot with a clear view pointing to the centre cirle (meaning it was a goal).
From a similar set piece later, Kuylard teamed up well with one touch football skills caughting the defenders off guard and Mark made no mistake in the finishing.
In the first half, Santos dominated the game, had many goal scoring chances but lacked the finishing conversions.
Our last catch up match will be against Eastern Knights (formerly Island brothers).
Thanks - jak, 30/05/008. at 9:45 am).
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Telekom National Club Championships are underway in Honiara with the winner earning the honor of representing the Solomon Islands in the 2008/2009 O-League.
Kossa and Makuru have both made encouraging starts and the competition looks very tough.
Below are match reviews from the first three days of action.
Day One – Saturday 24th May 2008
Match # 1 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 2.00 pmKossa vs Landowner (5-0)
The current Telekom NCC champion scored five unanswered goals against the newcomers Landowner FC of Malaita. James Naka, Joe Luwi, Reginald Davani and Paul Wale all scored to wrap up a deserved victory. All the goals came in the first half. In the second half, Landowner came back strong and were able to shut down Kossa from scoring further goals.
The match was Davani’s final for his Kossa club. He left for Australia on Sunday to ply his trade with another club in Melbourne.
Davani expressed his intentions to return to Kossa if they qualify for O’ League again more over,
Match # 2 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 4.00pm
Marist vs FK te Kokohale (1-1)
This was basically a repeat of their match in the same tournament in 2007. Again the Western Football Association Champion provided the spark through its striker Godwin Bebeu. He threatened early on before slotting home the first goal. Marist was fortunate to have scored the equalizer from the penalty spot, late in the second half to keep their hopes of qualifying alive.
Day Two – Monday 26th May 2008
Match # 3 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 10.00am
Banika Bulls vs Vatu FC (0-0)
Banika Bulls represents the Central Shields Football Association and Vatu FC – Guadalcanal Football Association. The Bulls settled in quickly when match kicked off and provided the early spark. Could have grabbed an early lead through their most experienced player Silas Diau but Vatu defenders stood firm and repelled all their raids. Vatu also had their chances in both halves but poor finishing had cost them a win. In the end both teams settled for a draw.
Match # 4 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 12.00noon
Koloale vs Fasi Roos (1-1)
As the champions of the DJ League Super 8 Challenge, Koloale was expected to have the upper hand in this match but it turned out, the little known Fasi Roos turned the heat on from the opening whistle. They invaded Koloale’s territory almost at will and made them look like beginners at times. It was evident from that match that Koloale simply ran out ideas and was fortunate to grab the equalizer injury time. Otherwise, it would have been a different story. Both teams had other chances which if scored would have separated them.
Match # 5 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 2.00pm
Makuru vs Lagoon Brothers (7-1)
As anticipated, Makuru settled down the quickest and got into the score sheet not long after the match kicked off. Batram Suri and Alick Maemae combined sweetly with support from their entire team to demolish Lagoon Brothers of Western Football Association. It was quite obvious the gap that exists between some provincial clubs and those of Honiara in terms of their standard and style of play. Despite of that, the bonus for the provincial sides was they get good exposure from this competition.
Match # 6 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 4.00pm
Uncles vs IC Rovers (4-1)
Uncles is another of the clubs representing the Honiara Football Association. A young side with a lot of young players, Uncles could only score four goals in that match. Three goals were scored by Ian Ngahugari who happens to come from Makira Province. The IC Rovers represents this province and Ian has always represented his province in previous national competitions. An intelligent player he had a brief stint in Fiji with Navua in 2007. He was a former national U17 player.
Day Three – Tuesday 27th May 2008
Match # 7 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 12.00noon IC Rovers vs FK te Kokohale (2-6)
Having played in the last match the day before, IC Rovers did not quite recover when they took the field for Day 3’s opening match against high flying FK te Kokohale of the Western Province which boasts the services of national striker Godwin Bebeu and National U23 striker Nathan Kera and former national U20 rep Lenson Bisili. By halftime, the scoreline was 3-2 in Kokohale’s favour. IC Rovers could not fight on and in the end conceded three further goals. The loss is a blow to their campaign – they stand a remote chance of qualifying in their group.
Match # 8 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 2.00pm
Koloale vs Vatu (4-0)
Koloale came into this match with one aim and that is to win after it drew 1-1 with Fasi Roos of Malaita on Monday. It was full strength side that played Vatu. They had more chances that they did not utilize. Lency Saeni scored three of their goals while Richard Anisua scored one to revive their hope of qualifying. Vatu fought bravely and had good scoring opportunities but their forward players could not put them away.
Match # 9 Played at Lawson Tama: Time: 4.00pm
Marist vs Kossa (0-5)
A sizeable crowd flocked to witness this final match at Lawson Tama. The clash of the two clubs has generated huge interests. Kossa lost twice when the two teams met in the DJ League – their most recent meeting was before Kossa traveled to Auckland for its away match with Waitakere FC. As anticipated, Kossa with the O’ League experience got into the scoresheet as early as the 7th minute through its nippy forward player Joe Luwi. He combined well with James Naka to demolish Marist. Luwi scored three of the five goals with Naka and Gideon the others. It was a sweet revenge for Kossa.
(Article taken from the OFC Website)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
This is not a good sign for the development of football in this country. The HFA Normalisation Committee must address any outstanding issues it has with the referees and match officials for its organized leagues to run smoothly. The clubs have paid their subscription and affiliation fees to the HFA for these matches to be played and completed and it is not fair on the clubs to see all their preparations for scheduled matches wasted unnecessarily at the last minute due to HFA's incompetence and incapability in running this league.
We're all just hoping that things will improve and become better in the new 2008 HFA League Season.
Santos FC's next match is scheduled for this coming Thursday 29th May 2008, 3.30pm at the KGVI School ground. The Santos boys has Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to prepare for this next match which will be against Lau Valley FC. The Santos- Eastern Knights FC match will now be played as a catch up match.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Koloale went into the Super 8 top four as huge underdogs, managing only 1 win in its pool matches, but stood up to tournament favourites Uncles FC to win the final.
The match was marred by rough play but Koloale were able to rise abover it and walked away with the $10 000 top prize.
Richard Anisua opened the scoring for Koloale FC in the 36th minute before Judd Molea equalized in the last minute of injury time for Uncles.
The match went to extra time and looked destined for penalties before Lency Saeni popped up to score the winner after 118 minutes of play.
Koloale FC Line-up – Shadrack Ramoni (21) GK, Timothy Joe (6), Mahlon Houkarawa (17), Jeffrey Bule (3), Welchman Houkarawa (2), Henry Koto (18), Mostyn Beui (15), Augustine Anisi (7), Pressly Futa (9), Oscar Sara (12), Richard Anisua (5) Subs – Santos Soeasi (20), Cecil Buru (4), Steve Anisi (16), Thomas Taloga (8), Leonard Olea (19), Ian Paia (11), Lency Saeni (13)
Uncles FC Line-up - Paul Huia (21) GK, George Kwanae (17), Eddie Ngaitini (13), Hardis Aengari (16), Gibson Daudau (3), Milton Furai (2), Micheal Molea (9), Fulton Temoa (18), Ian Ngahu (12), Junior Billy (11), Judd Molea (10) Subs – Alfred Lofana (1) GK, Brian Feni (7), John Gilbert (19), Loea Aaron (4), Molis Gagame Jnr. (15), Kaliasi Feni (6), Francis Masibata (14)
Goals: Richard Anisua (Koloale FC) 36, Judd Molea (Uncles FC) 95 (stoppage-time), Lency Saeni (Koloale FC) 118
Cautions: Koloale FC - Welchman Houkarawa 45, Henry Koto 57, Thomas Taloga 83, Mahlon Houkarawa 98 (stoppage-time)
Uncles FC – Gibson Daudau 58, Thomas Taloga 83, Judd Molea 99 (stoppage-time), John Gilbert 101
Expulsions: George Kwanae (Uncles FC) 62, Milton Furai (Uncles FC) 117
See photos of the 2 Super 8 finalists namely: Koloale FC and Uncles FC posted below in the photos section (Photos taken from the OFC Website)
In the losers’ final Makuru FC beat a very young but tough Marist 6 – 3 win in what was arguably the most entertaining match of the tournament. Marist made a number of changes to its line-up and really boosted their game but their efforts could not surpass the skill and experience of the mighty Makuru FC.
Makuru midfielder and top scorer, Alick ‘Superfoot’ Maemae, registered 3 goals which extended his lead on top of the goal scorers tally to 9. Veteran ace, Batram Suri, added 2 goals to aggregate a handsome total of 6 goals.
Looks like Marist is a team to watch in the upcoming DJ League this year.
Makuru FC Line-up – Leon Lekezoto (20) GK, Berry Galokale (12), Nelson Sale (22), John Iani (4), Moffat Kilifa (5), Max Ruku (15), Derrick Taebo (21), Paul Kakai Jnr. (19), John Anita (17), Batram Suri (10), Alick Maemae (7) Subs – Felix Ray (1) GK, George Afia (14), Monystyn Sanga (9), Ezra Sale (11), Adika Maeta (3), Leslie Kakai (2), Ben Kunua (8), George Lui (13)
Marist FC Line-up – Phillip Samani (18) GK, Joseph Lani (7), Ronny Wale (3), Eddie Ligi (14), Phillip Misibini (13), Luke Taloi (8), Gibson Hosea (17), Sam Mara (12), Joachim Waroi (9), Aloysio Orosua (15) Subs – Lucian Sikwae (1) GK, Michael Misitana (10), Michael Patiti (16), Johan Doiwale (2), Sebastian Misiga (11), Martin Ruhasia (6), Alford Po’o (5)
1st – Koloale FC
2nd – Uncles FC
3rd – Makuru FC
Honiara Football Association will be represented by five (5) clubs in the upcoming Our Telekom National Club Championship. Makuru FC, Marist FC, Koloale FC and Uncles FC enter as the top 4 teams of the Super 8 and KOSSA FC was given direct entry by SIFF as the defending National Club Champion. The winner of the Our Telekom National Club Championship will represent Solomon Islands in the next Oceania Football Confederations Club Championship tournament.
Article taken from the OFC Website
DJ League Solomon Islands
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Santos FC management however has encouraged the players to accept the 2-1 loss and concentrate and focus on the next match against Eastern Knights (Island Brothers) on this coming weekend being Saturday 24th May 2008 at 3.30pm. The Santos FC coach did turn towards the end of the match when the boys were already 2-1 down. The coach made the assurance to take the trainings for the boys and to prepare them for the 2 remaining matches and asked the players to turn up at the training ground this Friday afternoon being the 23rd May 2008 at 5.00pm. No photos were taken of the last match between Santos FC and Kolei FC - hopefully some photo shots will be taken in the next match with Eastern Knights.