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Blues Coach Confident Of Upset Win In Honiara

Blues Coach Confident Of Upset Win In Honiara
Lautoka midfielder Dace Radrigai controls the ball against Marist FC on April 22, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
April 24
10:00 2018


The Lautoka FC side are working on improving their finishing before they face Marist FC in the return match of the OFC Champions League semifinal clash at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Is­lands on Sunday.

After their 1-1 draw last Sunday, Marist FC now hold a slight advantage as they only need a scoreless draw to qualify for the final.

Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy said yesterday they would beef up their attack with the likes of Rory Chettleburgh, Benjamin Totori and Osea Vakatalesau.

“We will try to contain Marist FC as they are good in building up from the middle,” he said.

“Of course it will be an uphill battle as it is their home ground. Anything can happen, home advantage is not an issue if we play football we can beat them. We will have to change the line-up and see how it goes.”

The Blues will be without striker Samuela Drudru who copped a red card and is now serving a one- match suspen­sion.

Marist FC head coach Jerry Allen said, losing first choice goalkeeper Anthony Talo is also not an issue with them in the second leg.

Talo landed heavily on his right foot in trying to tap away a cross after four minutes of play.

“We will work on a lot of things. We are not too worried but will get the right man for the spot,” he added.

– – Edited by Leone Cabenatabua



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