The Lahanis advancing in the Digicel Cup competition proves the point I made earlier in round one before the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis and the Agmarck Rabaul Gurias met in Kokopo.
There are teams with flair early in the competition, there are those that peak mid-competition and then there are those that gradually grind their way up from the rear.
The boys from Nokondi land are among the group which has a wait-and-see attitude, partly because of the young players who are being groomed into positions.
In this manner, the Goroka Lahanis over the years and under different sponsors have always displayed this style of play, much to the annoyance of opposing teams.
We have done it before and we can do it again by grinding our way up from the bottom of the competition to the top.
Only time can deny us our ultimate goal.
Our games over the years have been given the respect they deserve.
Some see us as the team to beat, but we are taking it one game at a time and we have nothing to lose.
Each year, ninety per cent of our team is made up of simple young street boys who we groom into rugby league players.
How wonderful it would be if the Hunters selectors started looking at Lahanis-trained players to add flavour to the team.