Three-way tussle on Group B’s final day

In what shapes as a fascinating final day at Stade Pater, hosts AS Dragon (6 points and a goal difference of +5), Solomon Warriors (3 points, +3) and Vanuatu’s Erakor Golden Star (3 points, +1) could each top the group, qualify as runners-up or miss the playoffs altogether by finishing third.

In the most complex scenario, wins to Erakor and Solomon Warriors would leave all three teams level on six points with the final positions decided on goal difference, goals scored then a countback on head-to-head results if required.

Leaders square off in Group B

Meanwhile, in the afternoon kick-off at Stade Pater it’s do-or-die for Solomon Warriors and New Caledonia’s AS Lossi who each need points to keep alive their hopes of claiming one of the two playoff places on offer.

Buoyed by their 2-0 win over Solomon Warriors on Sunday, Erakor Golden Star’s coach Obed Jimmy said the Vanuatu club were riding a wave of confidence as they look to back up against the Tahitian champions.

“I told our players before the first game that the first match would push us to a new level,” Jimmy said.

Ifira Black Bird top first leg after draw with Erakor

Ifira Black Bird head coach from Solomon Islands, Batram Suri said on Wednesday that they are going for a win against PVFA Champions but if they draw with Erakor he will still be happy and his dream come through.

Both teams missed chances to score but credit goes to the two goalkeepers of the two teams for their outstanding performance.

This is the first time in the Premier League, ifira Black Bird top the ladder after first leg.

Second leg of the Digicel Premier League kicks off on Monday.

Fixtures Second Leg.