The National, Monday June 24th, 2013
MAMOSE midfielder Richard Matanga inspired his team to beat their backyard neighbour from Gerehu suburb, VAT Yamaros FC, 4-2 in the main Port Moresby Super League soccer clash at Bisini Oval 2 yesterday.
Matanga spared his busy study schedule at University of Papua New Guinea to put on the red and white Mamose jersey to lead his team to a convincing victory over the star-studded Kevin David coached team.
Trailing 1-0 midway into the first half, the part Morobe and Kavieng player slotted two spot kicks within the space of 15 minutes to put his team in front 2-1.
Before the game went into the break, Matanga made a long kick to the flank to find Allan Kororo who beat the Yamaros defender Peter Yang and goalkeeper Benjie Wilbert to put Mamose in front 3-1 just before half time.
Yamaros had earlier taken the lead through striker Patrick Aisa.
In the second half, Yamaros moved the ball around and let Mamose chase them.
Young midfielder Jacob Sabua, formerly of Besta United, started to take control with the support of skipper Gerard Makain to set the pace.
Midway into second half, Yamaros narrowed the score to 3-2 when Tommy Sammy found lanky Tony Pepea’s head for their second goal.
Fifteen minutes before full time, Yamaros managed to put the ball into the back of the net but it was disallowed after referee David Charles consulted with his assistant referees.
Yamaros tried to find the equaliser but to no avail.
Instead it was Mamose’s Gabriel Kanamon who scored the fourth after he met Junior Sasu’s corner kick.
The other results played yesterday saw Rapatona beat PS Rutz 1 3-1 while University edged Mungkas 2-0. On Saturday, Maclaren beat Blue Kumuls 1-0 while Cosmos defeated Hard Rock 2-1.