7 Sep 2012

Sport: Solomons ponder ways to unlock Tahitian defence

10:30 am on 7 September 2012

Solomon Islands football coach Jacob Moli says their opponents in Friday's opening world cup qualifying match in Honiara are a difficult team to break down.

The Bonitos host Nations Cup winners Tahiti at Lawson Tama Stadium in the first of six matches in the third and final stage of Oceania qualifying.

Jacob Moli says his side is going out there to score goals but knows they'll have to run a tight ship at both ends of the park.

"I think Tahiti is a more organised and disciplined side when I saw them recently in the recently held overseas nations tournament. If we are to crack them we will have to beat their discipline, especially in defence."

In Friday's other match, New Caledonia host New Zealand in Noumea.