The National , Monday, May 23, 2011
By HENRY MORABANG
PORT Moresby School of Excellence side (POMSOE) sent a warning to other premier teams that they are no easy beat when they thrashed Babaka 3-1 on Saturday at Bisini Park.
Coach Wayne Taylor, who was instrumental in getting the team into the premier division, was a happy man after his team beat the newly promoted club.
POMSOE comprises the U17 team that went to New Zealand and three senior players in former Hekari defender Charles Paranda, expat African Emmanuel Hugo Apuap and former Inter University player Pwakot Poesi leading the charge.
The presence of the trio really lifted the youngsters who dominated the match.
Skipper Samson Poesi played a good captain’s knock in the midfield and was assisted by former Lahi youth representative Rodney Mobiha and flanker Daniel Taylor.
Poesi latched onto a corner kick for the opening goal in the 26th minute before Mobiha added another goal in the 30th minute to put them on easy street.
Babaka sensing the game was slipping away regrouped with Willie Walliau scoring before the break to trail 2-1.
Walliau with the assistance of Hekari goalkeeper Gure Gabina had to work overtime to contain an enthusiastic POMSOE team.
Mobiha scored his second goal for the afternoon in the 55th minute to give the youngsters a big boost in confidence.
Babaka rang in the changes from the bench but was not enough reel in the two goal advantage.
In the other premier matches played on Saturday, Momase drew with Saints 2-2, Mungkas beat Guria 1-0, Yamaros got the better of YMC 1-0 and Hard Rock edged Cosmos 2-1.
Yesterday, the star-studded University comprising NSL players in David Muta, Alex Davani, Andrew Marampau Jr, Felix Bondaluk Daniel Joe, Gerard Pombuai had to struggle to force a 1-1 draw against Gordon Mates – formerly known as Blue Kumuls.
Other results on the day Mungkas edged out Kokoda Warriors 3-2, Kurti Andra led by former Cosmos and PNG representative Michael Lohai defeated Muiah Brothers 3-1, Saints crushed Defence 3-1 and Bavaroko drew with Babaka 1-1.
In the women’s premier matches, Yamaros defeated Babaka 1-0, Mungkas proved too strong for Telikom 2-1, Lamana drew with Nakemo 0-0, Sea Eagles drew with Saints 1-1, Murat thrashed Murik United 3-0 and Guria outclassed University 3-0.