Minors cause upsets

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The National, Monday July 1st, 2013


UPSETS was the order of the day at the Port Moresby Soccer Association’s Super League challenge at Bisini Ground on Saturday. 

Competition leaders Maclaren got the shock of their lives when Cosmos, the underrated John Mogi-coached side, hammered them 3-0. 

Cosmos, who are currently running sixth on the ladder, played their hearts out in a tight and quality match to come out winners in front of a capacity crowd.

Leading 1-0 at half time, Cosmos came firing with Simeon Ealadona and Godfrey Dobbin taking the lead at midfield to set strikers Gary Moka and Abraham Enoch for the winning combination to come out victors.

In the other matches on Saturday, fourth placed Defence failed to live up to expectations when they got rocked by Bulolo miners Hard Rock 2-1.

Hard Rock are 11th on the ladder.

On Sunday, Yamaros proved they were the team to watch when they brushed aside a strong challenge from Mungkas winning 3-1.

Mungkas did not play to what their coach Robert Sabadi had anticipated and paid the price for complacency at the backline.

Mungkas’ only goal came from Andrew Marampau, who signed up for the Bougainvillean team.

The continued physical game of PS Rutz had cost them dearly, losing 1-0 to University.

In the main match, Blue Kumuls wnet down 1-0 to Momase.

 The boys from Gordon’s Barracks, under coach Steven Mune, failed to find the net on several occasions.

Unofficial point ladder: University 11, Maclaren 9, Rapatona 9, Momase 9, Cosmos 9, Yamaros 9, Defence 7, PS Rutz 4, Blue Kumuls 2, Hard Rock 3 and  Mungkas 1.