Sunday, May 16, 2010

NSL: Academy draws with Spirit 08

Robert Tasso - 9 Spirit 08  |
Academy F.C. again draws with Spirit 08 yesterday at the PVM Stadium after previous draws with Top guns in the NSL series - Amicale F.C., Tafea F.C. and Tupuji Imere.

The young guns went down to Spirit 08 by 3 goals to 1 in the opening of the series, but manage to put themselves back together and now proving unbeatable to NSL viewers and fans when they are holding their opponents to draw.

Moken Maltungtung open the score for Academy 21-minutes in the game, but a penalty before the end of first half saw Robert Tasso equilizes the score and that remained unchanged to end of full 90 minutes.

When interviewed by Vanuafoot, Spirit 08 captain, Tari said he was ok about the draw but they could do better if the pitch was 100% dry and that was a driving factor to their mistakes on the pitch.

Spirit 08, led by former Vanuatu coach, Carlos Buzetti from Uruguay and former national reps, Noel Vari and Russell Nari, have missed a lot of good opportunities which could have led to an easy victory, but the mistakes and failures are part of the game. 

However, Academy captain, Leyley said he is happy about the draw and the mistake leading to the penalty could have been avoided, but they are happy over their performance that aims to prepare them for the Oceania U-20 championship in New Zealand in 2011.

Both teams are playing the 2nd Round of the NSL tournament and Tafea is leading the table with 10 points followed by Amicale that have now gained points after beating Tupuji Imere in yesterday's 2nd match.

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