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Honiara Warriors aims for top two finish

EQUAL CONTEST……. The Guadalcanal Hornets player and the Honiara Warriors player having an equal contest for the ball. Honiara Warriors won 2-0. MORE SOLOMON CUP REPORTS INSIDE. PICTURE: BENZ NEWMAN.

HONIARA Warriors remain in contention for a top two finish in Pool A of the Telekom Solomon Cup after they clinched a 2-0 victory over Guadalcanal Hornets yesterday at Lawson Tama.

Two goals in each half by Arnold Rhodi and Davidson Tome secured the much deserved win for the capital side.

The win propelled Honiara to go top of Pool A with six points and one match to spare.

The loss by Hornets made it three in a row and points them to the exit door of the competition with no chance of progressing further out of the group phase.

Honiara is not alone at the Pool A summit with six points but there is also Central Shields who are equal with them only for goal difference to push them to the second spot.

Following the win over Hornets, Honiara now switched focus to Temotu Arrows whom they will take on tomorrow at 1pm.

The match is a decider for Honiara and they need nothing less than a win.

Acknowledging his side for a well-deserved win yesterday, Honiara Warriors coach Eddie Marahare congratulated his boys for putting up a good game.

“Regardless of the scoreline, I expected a win.

“We need to win games as we are after maximum points.

“We have two wins in three games and there is still one final match coming up.

“Our important game is on Thursday and we need to work hard.

“I want maximum points in the next game to give us chance to qualify.

“This tournament is very tough for us having to be given only one rest day. I had to use all my players to make sure some of my key players are given enough rest,” Marahare said.

Pool A table after yesterday’s round:

Honiara Warriors 3 2 0 1 10 3 7 6
Central Shields 2 2 0 0 8 4 4 6
Temotu Arrows 2 1 1 0 6 1 5 4
Lauru Kuvojo 2 0 1 1 1 5 -4 1
Guadalcanal Hornets 3 0 0 3 2 12 -10 0