Mauriki Maintain Their Lead

Mauriki FC in green and black, and Kings United FC in red and blue

With the premier division completed with Tafea FC claiming the premiership, the lower divisions are still battling it out for a chance to climb to the next level.

In the second division, table leaders, Mauriki FC of Mele village took on Kings United FC on Friday 12th April at the Port Vila Stadium.

Both teams started of with a high level of confidence and determination. However, the Mele boys found the back of the net twice in the first half through goals from 19-year-old David Avok.

In the second half Kings United put on the pressure and created a few scoring opportunities, however the NTM Church youths could not seem to find the back of the Mauriki net.

The boys in green and black stripes kept up their momentum from the first half which paid of when Kela Taia added the third goal for Frank Kings Men.

A few minutes later defender Mole Mansale netted the fourth goal while 15-year-old Gerald Avok celebrated his first goal in senior football to make the final score five nil.

Mauriki coach, Frank King told Buzz FM 96 Sports that he was proud of his team’s performance against a strong Kings United side.

King said that he fielded a team comprised of 70 % of players under the age of 20 and went on further to say that he can see his side developing well since they have been on a winning streak.

This is their 3rd game and they remain unbeaten, in their previous games, they had won by big scores which were 7-0, 3-1 and now 5-0.

Mauriki FC was at one stage in the premier division but dropped to the 1st division, which they played in last season. The team further dropped to the second division which they are in today.

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