Demons in a must win game against youthful Giants

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The National, Friday August 2nd, 2013

 IT’S a must win situation for Graffiti Koboni in Round 17 AFL match at a new look Colt Ground tomorrow.

The Demons take on the youthful Kwila Gulf Giants in the second double-header clash which they must win by a big margin to remain a chance for the finals.

The 2009 premiers are currently on sixth place on the ladder behind Hitron Bomana Cats. 

Their victory over the Giants tomorrow would push them into equal footing with the Cats on fifth spot.

The Cats will face the toughest challenge of the round against ladder leaders Lamana Dockers at Colts on Sunday and the Demons will be banking on the warfies to beat the Cats by a big margin.

The Cats, however, are now back in full force with the return of their stars from the Pacific Cup tournament in Sydney two weeks ago.

A win by the AFL Academy boys will jeopardize the former glamour team’s finals hopes.

The Demons key assault will come from the centre square with experienced Tau Morove, Francis and Allan Brown, Dominic Livuana and David Evertius leading the rising youngsters Lai Lai and Tohian Robert.

Koboni also has one of the finest goal kickers in Richard Rawali, who if given a chance will set the scoreboard alight for the Demons. 

Rawali should receive able assistance from Donald Kelly and Leslie Ralai in the forward line while Pala Renagi, Blacky Brandon and Henry Henry should hold the backline. 

The young Giants have dropped in their standard of football lately with key figure Peter Milaura out with injury. But if Robert Daniel, Obert Muri, Clency Kei, Junior Tokiala, Glen Goloki, Eksy Frank and Harry Kia combine well with a sense of purpose they will cause headache for the Demons.

In the opening double-header tomorrow, second-placed Moore Printing University Tigers are favoured over SP Defence Hawks while Digicel Gordon Kokofas are assured of free competition points over Kenmore Central Bombers.

On Sunday at the Colts Ground, CPL Gerehu Magpies face an uphill battle against Moni Plus Taurama Suns while Bomana Cats should provide a good competition for Lamana Dockers.