Bankers end netball round with victory


Defending champions Bank South Pacific ended round one with a comfortable win against Fairdeal Liquors 22-11 in the Private Companies Netball Competition at the Rita Flynn Netball Courts yesterday.
BSP were impressive with their passing game as they ran around the Fairdeal players who struggled to keep up.
The BSP mid-court supplied their shooters Jacky Hape and Vele Iamo, who converted their chances, for the 11-point win.
Last year’s premier division grand finalists Westpac found it tough going against Moore Printing as they managed to secure a 13-10 victory.
The Westpac team were out of sorts as they struggled to find consistency in their attack, squandering many chances and allowing Moore Printing to close the margin in the second half.
It was a closer affair in the match between Kina Bank and Brian Bell, with Kina coming out on top 18-15.
With the scores locked at 8-8 at half time, both teams came out firing in the second half.
However, it was Kina’s defence in the goal circle and mid-court that won them the game restricting Brain Bell’s scoring opportunities.
Kina’s shooters Rata Raula and Kula Iamo made their team’s dominance count with their goals to take out the match.
The Private Companies Netball Competition is the largest off-season netball competition in Port Moresby attracting 86 registered teams this season from various corporate and business houses.
The Private Companies Netball Competition is affiliated with the Papua New Guinea Netball Federation which was created in the 1960s.
There are over 10,000 registered netball players in Papua New Guinea.