The National, Friday 13th July, 2012
By HENRY MORABANG
COMPETITION leaders POMSOE’s stocks will be depleted this weekend against PS Rutz as some of their key players are unavailable.
Key player Cyril Muta has gone to the Queensland-based Sunshine Coast FC for the reminder of the season to join his brother David Muta, skipper Samson Poesi, Rhody Mago and Billy Ame, who all will not be part of the team.
Coach Wayne Taylor will turn to his reserve players.
Goalkeeper Charlie Lepani will be starting again as Ame is still on holiday.
Taylor said if POMSOE wanted to win, they had to shut down lanky midfield general Paul Komboi.
Mungkas must give a solid performance to beat red-hot Yamaros if they want to stay in finals contention.
After collecting a point each in the last two matches, Yamaros are desperate for a win to stay in contention with POMSOE.
Yamaros must win to avenge for their 4-1 loss in the first round.
The Mungkas’ form has been patchy, especially after Spartans dished out a 3-1 thrashing last weekend.
The Bougainvilleans desperately need a fit and committed David Taro to return to their starting line-up to control the game.
University will be hoping strikers Felix Bondaluk and Reginald Davani can start scoring goals as the star-studded side looks to make light work of a disappointing Momase outfit.
Momase will rely on midfielder Richard Matanga and fullback Junior Sasu to lead the way for the Gerehu-based team.
In other matches, the Fabian Bagi-led Cosmos, wearing their new yellow and blue uniform, should beat the unpredictable Defence outfit in a close game.
Michael Foster’s resurgent Spartans should reverse their round two loss by easily defeating basement side YMC.
In the women’s Super League matches, the former glamour team of yester-years in Port Moresby – Lamana – have pulled out of the competition, reducing the number of teams to eight.
Worse is to come if YMC fail to show up tomorrow to play POMSOE as they will be booted out for the reminder of the season.
YMC forfeited two games last weekend and one more default means an automatic expulsion under the Port Moresby Soccer Association competition by-laws.