Battle on for top spots

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The National, Friday October 11th, 2013


WITH the season winding down, teams in the Port Moresby men’s Super League soccer challenge will be battling for the top five spots.

With teams picking up form at the right time, it should be a tight tussle, making it difficult to predict who the potential finalists will be.

But the top five will not want to lose their grip as all teams are eyeing the finals.

After last weekend’s 3-0 win, are Rapatona going to pull off another victory when they face Cosmos tomorrow? 

They have some of the best players on the trot in the likes of flanker Michael Foster, midfielder Roniel Igens, striker Felix Bondaluk and defender Kelly Jampu and if there is any ingredient that will be lacking it will go down to their form and stamina.

 Cosmos have midfielder Godfrey Dobbin at the helm and he could be instrumental for his side.

In the other game, Mungkas are definitely looking for a win when they clash with Hard Rock. 

Mungkas, except for Andrew Marampau, are a crop of new blood and are looking convincing. 

If they can hold off Defence before being edged 1-0 last week, they have the potential of pulling off a surprise win. 

There are a couple of promising youngsters and with the right attitude they have a long way to go. They could be stocking up something for their opponents. Defence have been waiting for the right moment to put on their armour. 

They have secured two wins on the trot after a dismal performance at the start of the second round. 

But they should be aware that the battle has just started. The green and gold face PS Rutz, who had that unique style of one-touch football – which is missing on the pitch. 

Led by old hands in Nathan Vincent, Paul Komboi and Lazarus McOwen, they should be able to spoil the party for the green machine, who are looking for their third consecutive win.

On Sunday, Blue Kumuls, who always rise up when they face the big guns, are looking to pull off a surprise against University. 

In the other match, an even tussle is expected between Momase and Maclaren. However, both sides should be aware that they are not in the comfort zone and should fight to hold on to their spots.