By BUSTIN ANZU
GIGIRA Laitepo Morobe FC are not in dire straits yet but things could go from bad to worse with another loss this weekend against a Besta United brimming with confidence after hanging with Hekari in their 4-2 loss on Wednesday.
Gigira have performed well below par in the NSL so far and with a shock 1-0 loss to Madang Fox in the last round (4) relegating the powerhouse Lae side to last place on the ladder the only way for them mis up.
The NSL’s other round five double-header match at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium in Lae will see Madang Fox and Tukoko University clash.
Gigira coach Jack Jonathan has gone back to the drawing board and revised his training modules and activities to produce that can spark Gigira this weekend.
Jonathan admitted the problem laid with his finishers who were not converting their chances.
“We had problems up front in our two outings and I need to work on that area.
“Chances were there but went begging and thats just not good enough,” he said during training at LFA Park yesterday.
“Striker Pascal Worjen is in the thick of things but ultimately needs better support.”
However, Besta, the U23 development side, is prepared for another great performance against their seniors when they meet tomorrow in the crunch match.
Mentor and former national goal keeper Max Foster was able to get side push NSL champions Hekari in their last effort and will draw from that experience to take down the foundering Gigira.
Foster said they lacked experience in the second half against Hekari and lost although, the scores were 2-2 at halftime.
Foster is likely to stick with the combinations which troubled Hekari and may just be able to continue Gigira’s misery.
The NSL points ladder is: Hekari 12, Tukoko University 5, Madang Fox 4, Eastern Star 4, Petro Souths 3, Besta United PNG 2 and Gigira Laitepo Morobe 1.