U19 held to a draw - Solomon Star News

U19 held to a draw

12 July 2018
Patrick Taloga slides in for a tackle on Jerry Donga during the match. [Photo: Martin Taromane]

THE national U19 side held Solomon Warriors to a 1-1 draw yesterday in another entertaining friendly match at the SIFF academy.

It was a good test for the U19s as Warriors coach Moses Toata fielded his full strength first team.

The young lads had to defend in most parts of the game and break on the counter when a space present itself.

Head coach BatramSuri said he is very pleased with his team's defensive discipline.

Suri added the draw against the TSL champions is a positive step towards how he wants his team to play.

Both teams are using the match as build towards their respective competitions.

The U19s are only three weeks away from the FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifiers in Tahiti next month and Warriors are set to defend their Telekom S-League title when the new season starts on 21st this month.

– SIFF Media