In a game witnessed by thousands of people, Koloale FC on Saturday beat Hekari United from Papua New Guinea, 3 goals to 1 at the Lawson Tama stadium, Honiara.The game could only be described as hard hitting, exposing extraordinary talents from both teams.
Abraham Iniga of Hekari shook the Koloale team after scoring a goal within the first nine minutes of the game from the eighteen yard box.
Celebrations for the Hekari team were short-lived after Koloale was given a penalty after some clumsy defending from the Hekari defence. Richard Anisua slotted the ball past Hekari keeper, Fred Hale, Koloale fans were sent into wild celebration frenzy.
A few minutes later, Marlon Houkarawa provided a pin point chip kick to Nicholas Muri, who headed the ball into the net, bringing the goal to two.
In the second half, Koloale's Junior Kluvert was unlucky to not have scored, as he was caught offside. Joses Nawo of Koloale put the game beyond reach for the visiting Hekari team with a stunning third goal. Fans and supporters could not contain their joy, some running onto the pitch.
The huge turn out on Saturday was said to have been one of the reasons the Koloale team played to their best despite the absence of star player, Henry Fa'arodo.
"The game was really exciting and I couldn't sit properly. My friends and I couldn't stop screaming. We thank both teams for a wonderful game," said Jones Utuarina, an excited fan.