THE Malaita Eagles Beach soccer team out clashed the determined Western Kikio in an electrifying match by 5 goals to 2 Thursday afternoon at the Waikiki (Mamanawata) beach, Central Honiara.
With the win against W/Kikio, Eagles now registered 9 points after winning three matches.
Waikiki beach come alive yesterday as hundreds of spectators flocked in to support their favourites.
Eagles in the first quarter netted their first goal bringing fans and supporters to the top of their feet and voices shouting.
Western Kikio gave no chances, thus, slotted in an equalizer before the lapse of the first quarter.
With some quality goal keeping from the Kikio side, the chances for the beach Eagles were however denied.
Both teams were equal at the beginning of the first quarter.
Kikio has a lot of chances but failed to utilize them which seen Eagles leading the score board in the second and third stanza till the final whistle.
Meanwhile, Kikio coach Benjamin Mela said that his boys did their best.
“It’s a tough game. My boys play hard and give their best.
“They were just panic since it was their first time to participate in such big competition like this but I trust them they will do better in their other game against Guadalcanal,” Mela said.
In the other two beach soccer matches yesterday Honiara City beat Renbel with 3 goals to 7 while Guadalcanal won over Lauru Kuvojos in a penalty shoot-out.
The young lad, Fa’ari Iro from Kwai Island in East Malaita is currently leading the Golden Boot race in Beach soccer with 11 goals after day three of the competition, yesterday.
Matches will continue today.
By STEPHEN DIISANGO