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Kiwi side flying high

The encounter was closely fought but two first-half goals from Mason Hoeflick secured the win for Kiwi.
Coach Terry O’Donnell knew his charges were in for a stern test and is delighted to have earned the three points.
“We expected a tough game from Moataa and that’s exactly what we got,” he says. “We tried to dominate them early and it worked. But full credit to Moataa for the way they approaced this game, I fully expect them to win many games this season.”
Kiwi SC have now won all four of their matches and are four points clear of second-placed Sogi. A key aspect of their winning run has been the defence, which has conceeded just one goal in the competition so far.
But O’Donnelll says it is not just the players’ abilities on the pitch that has been a contrbuting factor.
“At the base of our success is a very strong team spirit and sense of togetherness, which runs throughout the whole club. We have built on the foundation of this spirit with a modernisation of the team formation and structure. The players have been very willing to learn and adapt to the new systems.”
In other premier league action, Sogi looked like having all three points in the bag as they led Vaivase-Tai with only a few minutes left to play. But Vaivase-Tai were able to score a late equaliser goal to earn a share of the spoils.
Apia Youth proved too strong for Lepea with a 3-0 win, Central United won by default over Togafuafua, and the game between Moaula United and Adidas was postponed to a later date.
In the first division, leaders One Way Win from Moamoa managed an impressive 7-0 victory over Leauvaa while second-placed Vaipuna won a thrilling encounter against Lupe Ole Soaga 4-3.
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