The Nationl, Monday 3rd September, 2012
By HENRY MORABANG
POMSOE flanker Numa Kila’s 60th minute goal put Cosmos out of business in Port Moresby Super League football at Bisini Soccer ground yesterday.
Coming on as replacement for Rodney Mobiha, the lanky winger wasted no time making his presence felt with his speed continuously out-pacing Cosmos defenders.
Mobiha, who had a good game breaking through Cosmos defence but coach Wayne Taylor thought otherwise to replace him with Kila.
Cosmos showed improvement in playing structured football but midfielder Abraham Enoch and skipper Fabian Bagi let them down by not converting scoring opportunities.
The Joe Turia-coached team had more chance in the first half while POMSOE dominated the final half which resulted in Numa’s goal.
In the Spartan versus Yamaros clash, African striker Paschal Wojem for Yamaros danced his way through Spartan defence to hit a long range goal to help his team win 3-0.
Spartans fielded the full strength side which included former PNG U20 players such as Ricky Mesak and Kialou Pouru plus former Hekari Charles Paranda, Richard Pono, Michael Foster and Roniel Igens but had little to answer to the fast-finishing Yamaros team.
On Saturday, the return of midfield maestro Paul Komboi saw PS Rutz belt Defence 3-0.
Komboi organised his team well by linking the midfield and forwards which saw three well-worked goals by speedy striker Terence Bandi and Frank Tulem.
Bandi scored a double while Tulem picked up a goal for a much-needed three points in the competition.
University’s Reginald Davani scored a hat-trick while Felix Bondaluk picked up the double as the boys in sky blue beat YMC 5-2.
In the women’s Super League football matches, Guria claimed the minor premiership beating University 2-0.
Flanker Flaire Sali and Samantha Peninsa scored in the 38th and 70th minute respectively to lay claim to the minor title.
In other matches, striker Lani Aifa scored four goals to help Mungkas belt Lamana 5-0 while Spartans thrashed POMSOE 14-0.
Hipak Pokichong and Cecillia Dobbin scored four goals each to help their team rout the POMSOE development squad.