29 Mar 2009

Koloale through to O-League final

9:58 am on 29 March 2009

Whoever prevails in next Sunday's deciding O-League pool match between Auckland City FC and Waitakere United will face Koloale FC in the final.

While the New Zealand Football Championship final will be decided this afternoon between City and United in Auckland, the two teams must also meet again in a week to see who wins Pool A of the Oceania club championship.

And they'll then meet the Solomon Island club champions in the O-League decider, after Koloale beat the Fiji champions Ba 1 - 0 in front of a buoyant home crowd of 10,000 to finish top of Group B.

Nicholas Muri played hero for the Solomon Islanders, heading home in the 34th minute in a game dominated by physical play and aerial balls due to the wet conditions.