Marist Football Club
-Marist starting 11 against Solomon Warriors.
Faro’odo on score sheet as the pre-season friendly encounter with Solomon Warriors ended in one all draw.
Solomon Warriors came from behind to draw 1-1 with Marist in a friendly played at NAC, Tenaru yesterday.
It was a gritty, sometimes end to end affair lit up by Fa’arodo’s clever lob from the distance in just 12mins to give Marist the lead. Marist took control of the match in the first half with a commanding 1-0 lead at the break. Solomon warriors came back stronger in the second half with multiple clear cut chances denied by good defending from Diego and Boso.
Outstanding goalkeeping from Zantas denied Warriors the equalizer in 50minutes as he saved Donga’s penalty before was beaten in the 59min when substitute Silas Eke tapped in from Gagame’s low cross. Solomon Warriors continue to threaten Marist defence with wave of attacks in the final minutes and though Fa’arodo was at his best, usual active offence, the team could not able to hold on to the ball possession.
Marist held on with several attempts and almost found the winner in the dying minutes when Waroi unleash a powerful shot just inch wide. Match ended 1-1 at fulltime.
Marist starting 11. Zantas (GK), Diego, Boso, Waroi, Laua, Bule, Amasia, Bakale, Iniga, Fa’arodo, Guilherme.
SUBS: John, Bala, Aba, Kairi, Dola, Aeta, Leeroy, Talo, Alwin, Nata, Foli,
Not available. Kaua, Marcelo, Sira, Houpere, Paka, Iani, Rafael.
Solomon Warriors Starting 11: Izomo (GK), Aengari, Poila, Fakari, Lods, Tigi, Donga, Samani, Paia, Gagame, Ifunaoa.