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Monday, January 22, 2007

Solomon Islanders shine in New Zealand Football Championship

Several Solomon Islanders who are playing in the New Zealand Football Championship have performed well for their respective teams in club games over the weekend.

In a game on Saturday between YoungHeart Manawatu and Canterbury at Christchurch, Alick Maemae and Benjamin Totori have shined in helping their team YoungHeart Manawatu beat Canterbury United 3-1.

Solomon Islander Henry Jnr Faarodo who plays for Canterbury was denied at least two goal opportunities when his rasping drive in the 3rd minute rattles the crossbar. In the 32nd minute, Manawatu keeper Phil Imray had to dive full stretch to deny Henry Fa'arodo the equaliser for Canterbury.

For Manawatu, Alick Maemae scored a goal in the 92nd minute after being unselfishly set up by Benjamin Totori. Totori was also the provider for Manawatu's second goal after a nice one-two touch with Ian Sandbrook who scored in the 50 minute mark.

Another game on Saturday at Waitakere between Otago United and Waitakere saw Solomon Islander Commins Menapi in action and scoring a goal just on the half time mark for his Waitakere side to thrash Otago 5-1.

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