Guns shoot to top in Agmark 9s league challenge

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The National,Monday16 January 2012

YOUNG Guns continued their top form in the second week of the Niugini Islands Agmark 9s rugby league challenge winning both their games at the Kalabond Oval, Kokopo, at the weekend.
Young Guns from Baliora Police Barracks started off well when they thrashed Raniolo Settlers 3-0 in a one-sided affair.
They went on to beat Crusaders from Rabaul 14-6 to jump three places to the top of the table on eight points.
Young Guns, with the experience of current Gurias five-eighth Ase Boas and brother Joel combined with half back Rolly Matalau were on top of their game.
Early pacesetters Locksmith Tigers and Butex Electrical Hunters dropped to second place on seven points.
They won one of their games and drew the other.
Tigers beat Nguvalian Sharks 4-0 and drew with Gawara Trading Rangers while Hunters defeated Paveks Reds 16-4 but were held to a 4-4 draw against J Malfox Jailbirds.
Tournament director Michael Marum said it was another exciting weekend.
He said they had students returning home for holidays from their studies overseas.
“A few of them took part. Their involvement also drew their parents to the oval to cheer for them. It was fun for them,” Marum said.
In the other results, Gazelle, with 16-year-old Jason Tong, one of the students studying overseas was playing against his older opponent.
His style of football caught the eyes of fans.
He helped Gazelle beat Warangoi Razorbacks 16-6 in their opening encounter. However they lost to Kenabot Jets 12-4 in the other game.
After the second week of games, Young Guns are leading the competition on eight points followed by AK Balmain Saints seven, Hunters seven, Boroko Motors Wanderers six, Paveks Dogs six, Keleone Panthers six, Orong Estate Sidewinders six, Lisko Eagles five, Hardware Hammerheads five and Gazelle five making the top 10.