Monday, 31 May 2010 9:41 AM

Koloale Reigns Supreme

Koloale Football Club of Honiara has beaten Solomon Warriors, also of Honiara, 2-1 to win the Our Telekom National Club Championship.

In typical style, Koloale pounced on Solomon Warrior's defence line through its two big names, Benjamin Totori and Henry Fa'arodo (Jr). It only seemed a matter of time before Koloale registered its first goal, and it was through the leading golden boot candidate, Benjamin Totori.

Solomon Warriors, formerly known as Uncles FC, put up some classy attack of their own, questioning Koloale's defence. Despite the concerted attack, the game remained tight at 1-0 going into the break.

The second half saw Solomon Warriors maintain its attack through the likes of Gibson Daudau and Coleman Wasi, but it was Wasi who struck the decisive blow with an equalizer.

Despite a well contested second half, the game took a turn when Totori was challenged heavily in the penalty box resulting in a penalty. Despite an initial save by the keeper, penalty specialist Henry Fa'arodo Jr tapped the ball back into the net calmly giving Koloale the lead.

Desperate attacks by Solomon Warriors did not eventuate in goals, but in two red cards, as they were keen to show Koloale that they will not go down without a fight.

The win means Koloale will represent Solomon Islands in the upcoming Oceania League later this year.

In the losers finals KOSSA defeated Rendova Devon of Western Province 2-1 to decide the third and fourth placing in the competition.