Makira Ulawa province football team has continued dominance in pool B of the 2016 Solomon Games after cruising past Lauru football team 5-1 at the Lawson Tama Stadium Monday afternoon.
This is their second win of the competition after they defeated Malaita 2-0 in the opening match.
The win gave them the six points lead while the underdogs Renbel province football team sits on second spot with three points following their impressive 2-0 against Guadalcanal in yesterday’s opening match.
Makira Ulawa and Lauru started off strongly having had equal possession chance in the opening minutes of the game.
Lauru broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the first half but could not hold on to the lead for long as Kakamora’s captain, Nicholas Muri leveled the score two minutes later.
Makira Ulawa extended the lead to 2-1 before the half time whistle.
The second half was more a one sided affair which saw Makira Ulawa slot in three more goals to make it 5-1.
Lauru had some good long range shots at goal but were unfortunate to find the back of the net.
They sit on third place also with three points but with a lower goal difference.
Meanwhile the underdogs Renbel defeated Guadalcanal 2-0 to register their first win of the Solomon Games football competition.
Roman Tongaka and Vazard Kaitu’u were the heroes for Renbel against Guadalcanal football team in the day four of the Solomon Games soccer competition.
Renbel shocked Guadalcanal with extra ordinary soccer skills and well-connected passes to deny Guadalcanal a win to start off their campaign for the competition.
Star Striker Tongaka surprised his opponents with a classic goal after both teams were struggling to find the back of the net for about 40 minutes of play.
Tongaka registered his name for the golden boot race 41 minutes to take his team into the lead.
Guadalcanal regrouped in the second stanza and had their moments but solid Avaiki Chiefs defenders kept them at bay.
In fact it was Renbel’s Kaitu’u who utilized one of their many chances 17 minutes after second half kicked off.
Kaitu’s fired home a long range shot outside the 18 yard box to further extend their lead to 2-0.
Guadalcanal best opportunity came midway through the second half after Renbel’s goal keeper was given his marching order from match referee.
The Guadalcanal tried their best to capitalise on their one-man advantage but the brickwall defence from Avaiki Chiefs shattered their hopes of picking up their first win or a draw.
Matches will continue today with Honiara taking on Temotu at 2pm followed by Isabel and Central Islands at 4pm.
By CARLOS ARUAFU