Cats with attitude keen to block out Suns


BOMANA Cats are confident that the frantic pressure that suffocated West Eagles last week can be replicated against Taurama Suns in the Port Moresby AFL preliminary final at the Colts Oval tomorrow.
There is just so much brilliance in the young De La Salle Secondary School boys and their never-say-die attitude, together with their speed and physicality will be the main weapon to prove skeptics wrong that big-game occasions do not belong only to the big boys.
“That’s the beauty about my boys. No-one really gets subdued by the big occasion but they just love to turn up and play football in big games,” Cats coach Joe Magio said.
Magio will have Gilmore Morehari, Kelly Kaugla, Kila Rawali and Cedric Isa manning the midfield, with Kataha Seewee, Jackson Nawi and Joshua Jesse given the task to set the scoreboard alight.
They will be battling against the Suns Raymond Vogae, Jeffery Namete, Haksy Ehava, Gideon Hauta and Ben Tirang for precise ball movement wide on the flanks into their respective forward lines.
Star fullback Peter Lavong will again play a key role, with Casper Babo to put up effective stoppers against the Suns Ferdinand Musi, Gary Kele and Dunstan Kase.
The Suns are the practiced troupers of finals football since their entrance into the competition in 2013 (their premiership year) and then losing to Koboni in last year’s decider.
They will be taking that familiar road once again and that should give them sure bundle of confidence to get another crack at the title.
Their performance against Gordon Kokofas last week was shabby with lots of miscalculated shots and half-hearted aerial contests.
They certainly are a team of persistent battlers with broadmindedness and if they want to wrestle the grand final berth off the Cats they must maintain stable tolerance without any underhand tactics.

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