Rapatona given scare

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The National, Monday July 22nd, 2013


LOWLY-rated Blue Kumuls put on a strong performance to hold high flying Rapatona to a 1-1 draw in the Port Moresby Super League Cup at Bisini Soccer ground on Saturday. 

Nothing must be taken away from coach Steven Mune’s boys as they played their hearts out to hold the highly- fancied Manusian team.

With some of their key players in Sydney to watch the Manchester United and Australian League Stars match, they could be using that as excuse for the drawn match.

However, Blue Kumuls put up a good fight in the second half, threatening their goal mouth on several occasions but could only score one goal.  

Former international, who is a member of the coaching staff, Nasa Wangu said his team lack finishing power, something Mune needed to work on to stay competitive in the semi-professional competition.

Wangu, a member of 2004 Nations Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, said his objective was to field a competitive team to challenge 

other clubs.

Other results: Momase 4 Hard Rock 1, Cosmos 2 PS Rutz 1, Defence 2 Mungkas 0 and Yamaros 1 University 0.

After the weekend’s matches, Rapatona have claimed the top spot on 16 points, Maclaren 15, Yamaros 15, Momase 14, Cosmos 13, University 12, Defence 11, Blue Kumuls 7, PS Rutz 5, Mungkas 4 and Hard Rock 4.