Ontrack Tribes looking to defend Moresby touch title

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By JACK AMI
Defending champions Ontrack Tribes and Datafix will face off in the Corporate Touch Port Moresby women’s grand final at the National Football Stadium on Oct 7.
Tribes edged Parapella 3-2 and Datafix beat Bank South Pacific 5-3 at Murray Barracks on Sunday to book their places in the final.
It will be the second straight season that Tribes and Datafix meet in the big dance.
The match between Datafix and BSP was electrifying, as experienced hands Kelly Peter, Hannah Tu’u, Karen Koh, Diane Vetu and Kila Karara battled their way to victory over the bankers, who had national representatives Joylyn Tikot and Natalie Kuper.
Datafix took a 3-2 lead at the interval and touched down again twice thereafter to hold on for the win despite BSP managing to score another try.
It was unfortunate for BSP to go down to a better side with a lot of determination and supply play to win.
Datafix coach Johannes Dame commended his players for maintaining their defensive structure towards the end when BSP stepped up in attack.
“We also have our masters and boys sides in the finals, so we will continue training,” Dame said.
In the men’s division, Parapella edged Datafix 7-6 and Tribes beat Transport 6-5.

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