Marist Football Club
The veteran forward was on target again netting the only goal of the match in the 78th mins from Guilherme’s low cross to give 10-man Marist an important 3points.
Marist looked doomed when attacking midfielder Henry faarodo was sent off early in the first half following a foul on Malaita Kingz captain, Alford Poia inside the box. Marist had to play with a man down the whole remaining 60mins. Few changes were made in the second half as Bakale and Kaua comes on to replace Boso and injured Marcelo. Deep into the second half, John Rofeta comes on for injured Waroi.
Despite going down to 10-men, Marist controlled most of the ball possessions in each half and clearly the team likely to score. But as the minutes ticked down amid increasing desperations among fans, it began to look like the fate was on Marist side. The goal finally came in the 78th mins when Guilherme burst from the left and beat Malaita kingz defence before unselfishly squares it to Iniga to tap home the only goal. Despite late pressure form Malaita Kingz, Marist held on to secure a 1-0 win at fulltime.
Marist remained second on the table with 13points, 5 points behind leaders Solomon Warriors. Next… Marist will meet Kossa coming Saturday 4pm.
Marist Starting 11: Zantas (GK), Boso, Diego, Laua, Upaiga, Bule, Waroi, Fa'arodo, Marcelo, Iniga, Guilherme.
Sub: Harold, Natanela, Bakale, Kaua, Amasia, Mathias, Rofeta.