Pago Youth A takes over the No. 1 spot in Pool B after sitting in second place for more than a month behind Vailoatai Youth. The latter falls to No. 2 after drawing 1-1 with FC SKBC while Pago A won their match by forfeit.
In Pool A, Utulei won convincingly against Pago B to jump up two spots, leaping over idle Kiwi Soccers and Fagasa Youth. The latter stays at No. 3 after a comeback draw against Tafuna Jets A.
Pago A, 2008 champions, are on top of their pool after winning by default over a no-show Jets B and coupled with Vailoatai’s 1-1 draw with FC SKBC. At the moment the standings are Pago A, Vailoatai, FC SKBC, Lion Heart, PanSa, Lauli’i, Green Bay and Jets B.
The group playoffs for both pools are for the top 6 teams.
VAILOATAI YOUTH 1, FC SBKC 1
Vailoatai struck first with Junior Maiava scoring just four minutes into the match, causing an eruption of cheers from a very boisterous Vailoa bench.
It wasn’t until the second half that SKBC equalized off of the head of John Levaula.
They thought they had won the match when Gun Chul Kang scored with a shot to the far post off of a breakaway run by Tau Mapusua but the latter was called for being offside.
PANSA 4, LAULI’I
PanSa topped Lauli’i 4-0 to move away from the precipice of falling out of the top 6, occupying the fifth seed while the latter falls down to No. 6.
Tito Tuimaseve helped PanSa win by scoring double on the day.
LION HEART 5, GREEN BAY 1
A Nixon Collins-hat trick led Lion Heart’s 4-1 domination of Green Bay to maintain their fourth spot in the standings.
Utulei Youth has completed their season and will await the final results on Saturday, Nov. 13 to see where they sit at in the standings. Fagasa Youth or Kiwi Soccers have the potential of unseating Utulei with a favorable result in their last game of the regular season.
FAGASA YOUTH 2, TAFUNA JETS A 2
Fagasa was close to losing a game for the first time this season after the Jets A jumped up 2-0 by the end of the first half.
Henry Schaff and B.J. Larson put Jets A up 2-0 only to see Fagasa’s Justin Tome score a brace in the second half, including the equalizer with five minutes to spare, for the comeback draw.
BLACK ROSES 7, ILAOA & TO’OMATA 2
Deon Ott hat-tricked Ilaoa & To’omata to lead their 7-2 dominating win last Saturday.
He scored twice in the first half and then completed his three-goal performance in the second.
UTULEI YOUTH 5, PAGO YOUTH B 2
Utulei played strong in their final pool game of the 2010 regular season by dispatching bottom of the standings’ Pago B.
Mau Kaleopa and J.P. Fa’avae scored two goals apiece for Utulei in the win.