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ULAWA DISSAPOINTED DESPITE WIN

MAKIRA – Ulawa (Our Kakamora) coach, George Harisimae was disappointed with his side despite winning 1-0 over Frigates in the Telekom Cup yesterday at Lawson Tama.

It was one of the poorest performances displayed by the Makira Ulawa in Pool B since their 3-1 victory over Central Honiara last Saturday.

“I am not really happy with the performance of the boys,” said Harismae. “It is totally different from our first game.”

He said his boys might underestimate the Frigates in the match.

“Isabel played well after they lost their first match,” he said. “I think my boys have underestimate them.”

Ian Ngahu scored Our Kakamora’s only goal in the match. It came in the first half after he headed In a Tolei cross from the right, past Frigates outstanding goalkeeper Kenny
Alfred.

The Frigates got five scoring chances in the match however their strikers couldnt turn them into goals.

Midfielder Gerald Boka was the player who caused the most problems for Our Kakamora in the midfield with his dribbling and vision.

Coach Blanks Schultz was full of praise for his star players like Boka, Charles Erick, Gerard Lodo and captain Rodney Gigini.

Asked what was behind his sides much improved performance compared to their 3 nil defeat to Western Turtles in the first match, Blanks said, “They have upgraded their
defense.”

He said the team also experienced some internal problems before their first match.

“We sorted out the problem before the second match,” Blanks said.

He said his side is looking forward to get some points from their remaining three matches against Temotu Arrows, Central Honiara and Lauru Kuvujo.

Our Kakamora: Dida Qwaina (GK), Charles Taniro, George Henua, Dykes Taka, Humphrey Uraimae, Richard Mama, Ian Ngahu, Inny Tolei, Ramphton Lohe, Nicholas Muri and Max Menapi; Subs:
Gabriel Tagi, Irvin Ngahu, Junior Dagi, Moses Wotomarau, Rodney Waiwori, Jackson Muri

Isabel Frigates: Kenny Alfred (GK), Charles Harry, Gerard Lodo, Johnson Vunagi, Junior Siapu, Obed Havimana, Charles Erick, Clifford Tivo, Gerald Boka, Rodney Gigini, Jama Jimmy;
Subs: Clense Mackey, Eddie Heslop, Rex Bako, Ben Teilo, Delah Hiropuhi, Junior Clement

By EDDIE OSIFELO

U23 Telekom Cup update:

Martin Rence was one of the new Western Turtles players making his presence felt in the Our Telekom national under 23s competition in Honiara.

The Vella La Vela lad got singled out after scoring in his sides 3-1 win over Lauru Kuvujo yesterday at Lawson Tama. Rence said he was very happy to score in this national
competition.

“It is my dream to play in the Solomon Cup because I normally play in Western province,” he said. “I wish to score more goals and aim for the golden boot.”

Martin is only 21 years old and little brother of Turtles striker, Hickley Rence. He has previously won the golden boot award in the Gizo Football League.

But Martin is not experienced like his brother Hickley who represents Western Turtles in the Solomon Cup and the National Club Championship in Honiara.

Hickley scored in the opening match against Isabel Frigates and yesterday’s match against Kuvujo.

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