Cats beat Eagles to seal spot in final

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A STYLISH Bomana Cats rode on Eagles’ wings to progress into this weekend’s Port Moresby AFL preliminary final with a resounding 56-point win over West at the Colts Oval on Sunday.
It was a solid 4.3 haul in the opening quarter against the wind that set the tempo right for the AFL Academy boys to roll to another victory to the tune of 9.13 (67) to 1.5 (11).
High-flying full forward Jackson Ngawi nailed four goals while Kataha Seewee, Kelly Kaugla, Gilmore Morehari, Cedric Itta and Kila- Rawali goaled to seal the match.
The Eagles’ Alonge Mondo, Alois Melua, Allan Mara, Greg Ekari, Jack Reed, Morgan Mondo and Eddie and Dominic Meliwere expected to turn on a fine tune of aerial contests but found themselves struggling in the midfield to find any clear passage to the goal mouth.
They conceded a behind in the first quarter, nothing in the second and a goal and a minor in the third term before ratchetting up their intensity in the final quarter allowing only a point to be scored against them.
The Cats’ Seewee, Morehari, Kaugla, Ita and Rawali were at their usual best running aggressively in the midfield corridor to set up many scoring opportunities for Ngawi while fullback Peter Lavong did his job cleaning up as well as getting the pill out to his forwards on the counter.
The Cats scored 4.3, 1.6, 1.3 and 3.1 in quarters to win the match.
In the qualifying final on Saturday, the Gordon Kokofas held on to edge out Taurama Suns 7.3 (45) to 6.5 (41) in a tight finish to book an early grand final berth.

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