The National, Tuesday March 4th, 2014
By HENRY MORABANG
THE final fifth spot is up for grabs as Defence and Brown Eagles try to win their remaining matches in the Port Moresby A grade men’s softball.
With two games remaining before the final series starts, Defence have two tough games to play to consolidate their position on the points table.
The Douglas Paak-coached team will meet reigning champions PNG Power and then Bears to complete the season proper.
Brown Eagles seem to have to easy games against the lowly Stingerz and Mantarays.
On record, the young Matupit boys have a much better chance than Defence who will need a miracle to beat heavyweights PNG Power and the Bears.
Bears after their two victories on the weekend have joined the top four teams and need a win to consolidate their position for the finals series.
The Julius Uvia-coached team is the silent achiever capable of delivering a giant-killing performance against the competition’s top teams.
The two victories have propelled them into third spot on a rather congested points table, with teams separated by a point.
Competition leaders Gazelle lead on 29 points, followed by United Brothers 28, Bears 27 and Yokomo on 26.
Defence 20, Brown Eagles 19, PNG Power 13, Wolves 13, Kopex 9, Stingerz 3 and Mantarays 2 follow in that order.
The draws for this weekend: A grade – 0900 Defence vs PNG Power, 1030 Kopex vs United Brothers, 1200 Wolves vs Gazelle, 1330 Brown Eagles vs Stingerz, 1500 Yokomo vs Mantarays.