Isou learn from first loss


GULF Isou will look to improve in their next Digicel Cup match after suffering their first loss of the season to Port Moresby Vipers at the Santos National Football Stadium on Sunday.
Isou coach Roger Laka said after the game that his men would learn from the loss.
He said complacency was evident in the round-five match which saw them concede five first-half tries.
“We will have to re-assess where we are at the moment and learn from our mistakes,” Laka said.
“We need to fix our defence for the next game as we let them (Vipers) score five tries in the first half.
“Our attack improved in the second half.
“But there is more work that needs to be done.”
Laka said the Vipers were the better side on the day. “We came back strongly in the second half as we attempted a comeback,” the SP Hunters legend said.
“We scored three unanswered tries and kept the pressure on the Vipers, but full credit to their defence.
“The Vipers’ defence really stood out in the last 15 minutes.
“We couldn’t score more tries to level the scores or gain the lead.
“Unlike our last four wins, we didn’t stick to our game plan, which is why we suffered our first loss.
“We must get those things right in round six.”
Meanwhile, Central Dabaris coach Steven Gunua said his men were continuing to improve after they beat Mt Hagen Ealges 30-20 for their second win of the season.
“I believe we are making progress each week, we are competing in every game and the win over the Eagles was well-deserved.”
Isou host the Mendi Muruks in Port Moresby on Sunday.