By ISAAC LIRI
ST Joseph’s International School remain unbeaten in the Port Moresby Schools Football Association Under-18 boys division after five rounds.
On Saturday, Joeys edged a strong Limana outfit 1-0 at the Administration College at Waigani.
St Joseph’s coach John Agovai praised his midfielders Joseph Waiwai and Nehemiah Gaudi, who have been key to their success in the competition.
“I think our midfielders have been playing well so far and that has helped us stay undefeated,” Agovai said.
“Our two midfielders have been controlling the ball so well, they’ve been setting up the strikers and flankers and with a well-controlled engine room we have seen success.
“Eight of our boys from St Joseph’s are also part of the Southern Strikers Academy and that has helped them with their performance.
“They’ve been consistent in training with the Academy and they’ve been applying that in the school competition and I’m happy about that.”
Agovai, who is also the competition manager for the U18 division, commended the other schools like Jubilee and Hohola Demonstration who had shown good form over the last few weeks.
“Jubilee Secondary and Hohola Demonstration, who are new, have had some good performances so far in the U18 division,” Agovai said.
“Port Moresby Grammar have a few boys from the Academy however they’ve were held to a draw by Jubilee on Saturday.
“It’s good to see that many teams are competitive and that’s great for the competition.”
U18 Results: Boys – Pomis 0 Waigani CA 0, POM Grammar 0 Jubilee 0, St Joseph’s 1 Limana 0, Della Sale 1 Paradise 0, Philip Aravure 0 Hohola Demo 0; Girls – Waigani CA 2 Pomis 1, POM Grammar 2 Limana 0, Jubilee 3 St Joseph’s 0.
By ISAAC LIRI