Komara put seven goals past Star Mountain


Gulf Komara came from a goal down to thrash Star Mountain 7-2 in round seven of the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League (NSL) Southern Conference in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Ronald Igens was the star, scoring a double to help Komara register their third win.
The win sees them in third spot in the conference.
The Percy Mataio-coached side scored six unanswered goals in the second half and looked dominant until the final whistle.
Meanwhile, Hekari United beat Central United 2-0 to maintain their unbeaten start to the semi-professional competition.
The boys from Central did well to keep Hekari at bay in the first half.
But they could not find the winning formula, as Hekari went to clinch the match with two second-half goals to maintain their record of seven straight wins.
Central now drop to fifth place following back-to-back losses.
The main game was a thriller between Bougainville and Port Moresby United, a battle — which could have gone either way — for second spot.
Bougainville had the upper hand in the first half, leading 1-0 but Port Moresby seemed hungrier of the two sides, resulting in two goals to win the game.
Port Moresby now hold second spot with 16 points.
NSL assistant manager Micah Kaneng said the Southern, Northern and Highlands conferences would head into a recess this weekend before resuming on March 23 with round eight.
He said for the New Guinea Islands Conference teams, they started late so they would have two more weekends of games before heading into a recess.
Meanwhile, the transfer window is now open until March 23 and all franchises planning to strengthen their roster are now urged to do so.
Kaneng advised all clubs with outstanding fees to settle them to avoid exclusion.