Solomon Warriors thrash AS Lossi 6-1 in second O-League matchup

Gagame Feni celebrates one of his goals. Photo: OFC

The Solomon Warriors, Solomon Islands’ OFC Champions League representative, defeated New Caledonia’s AS Lossi 6-1 in their second Group B match today in Papeete, Tahiti.

A goal from John Alick, two goals from Kensi Tangis and a hat-trick for striker Gagame Feni ensured a comfortable win and gave the team confidence after their first-game loss to Vanuatu’s Erakor Golden Star.

The Warriors’ striker and Vanuatu international Tangis opened the scoring just 80 seconds into the game after collecting a ball from a defensive error from AS Lossi.

Feni doubled the lead in the 30th minute, and Tangis got the third goal eight minutes later.

Jerry Donga and Gagame Feni celebrates. Photo: OFC

The Warriors’ midfielder Alick scored the fourth goal one minute before half-time to take the game to 4-0 in favour of the Warriors.

AS Lossi managed to pull one goal back in the 70th minute, but their celebration was short-lived after Feni scored the Warriors’ fifth goal from a chipped ball outside the penalty box.

Feni scored the Warriors’ sixth goal and completed his hat-trick with a long-range shot from outside the box one minute away from full time.

The Warriors will now take on Tahiti champions the AS Dragons on Sunday.

By Lowen Sei

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