Tuesday, 23 October 2007 10:17 AM

KOSSA Downs Laugu in DJ League Match

KOSSA Football Club put in a dominating second half performance on Saturday to convincingly beat rivals Laugu FC 3-0.

Both teams looked competitive from the start but it was Laugu who took the early initiative on attack pushing the ball deep into the KOSSA half through their flankers. However, poor finishing saw a lot of their scoring opportunities go wide at the goal mouth.

KOSSA sent a clear message to the Laugu defence in the 31st minute of the match when a thundering long range strike from their midfield went straight past the Laugu defenders only to strike the Laugu goal post before going out for a goal kick.

KOSSA piled on more pressure on the attack, well into the dying minutes of the first half, the somewhat rattled Laugu defence were composed enough to hold the score at nil all until the break.

KOSSA increased their tempo on attack in the second half and were rewarded minutes later when they were awarded a free kick from a heavy Laugu challenge.

The free kick was beautifully struck by KOSSA's left winger and a mix up in the Laugu defence allowed the scavenging KOSSA attackers to score from the rebound causing wild celebrations among the edgy KOSSA fans.

A further two goals from KOSSA in the second half put the game beyond doubt and Laugu's woes increased when their only goal of the game was disallowed by the match referee.

Meanwhile in another match, Marist were forced to come from behind to defeat a strong AGFA Hana side after going into the match break trailing by two goals to nil (2-0)

The Marist boys showed great courage and displayed spectacular football in the second half of the match to snatch a 3-2 victory from what looked like a sure defeat.