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Business House Producing Interesting Results

The competition is played using a mixed format with men and women playing in the team. Each game is played for forty minutes with the teams receiving a 5minute half time break after 20 minutes. Teams are also given unlimited number of substitutions and players can sub in and out as much as they want.
Thursday saw the Ministry of Agriculture playing Samoa Water Authority. Both teams, after a slow start, were able to produce some very good results in the past week. In the end, Agriculture managed a hard fought 3-1 win. Pool B leaders ANZ produced another good performance in winning 3-0 against the Water Recourse Division. The last game of Pool B resulted in CSL winning 3-2 in a hard close game against SMI.
In the day’s other results from Pool C, SNPF scored in the last minute to defeat Legislative 2-1. This result assured SNPF top spot in their group for another week. The volunteer group, known as the Redbacks, drew 2-2 with the Audit Staff in a very entertaining game.
On Friday, other results from Pool C saw Min Justice keep alive their hopes of a top two finish in their pool with a 2-0 win against pervious Pool C leader Samoa Shipping. Tradepac Marketing had a 2-1 win against Fono’s Takeaways and were able to get their first win of the season.
The match on Friday between The Ministry of Police and Transam Samoa Ltd was a special encounter for Kuno Falanifisi. During last year’s business house tournament, Kuno played for Transam and now he would be playing for the Ministry of Police against his former teammates. His knowledge about Transam proved to very useful as Police quickly scored two goals through Joe Taioalo and Chriss Peni to take a 2-0 lead at half time. In the second half Police defended well and looked to keep Transam scoreless. However, Transam were awarded a penalty with only five minutes to play, which Ringo Tapelu converted to set up an interesting finish. Police however, were able to hold on for victory.
In the day’s other results from Pool D, Punjas, who have been undefeated so far in the tournament, continued the trend winning 2-0 against Peace Corps. National Bank produced the biggest win of the season with a 9-1 win against UN/SPREP. In the last fixture of the day, Lesa’s Telephone Services won 4-1 against Origin Energy.

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