The National, Tuesday October 22nd, 2013
By JACK AMI
PARISCHO Sisters booked a grand final spot after defeating Hohola Flies in the Port Moresby Women’s Rugby League preliminary final on a technicality.
The match ended 10-10 after regulation and extra time and was awarded to Sisters as they scored the first try.
Sisters being the 2012 grand finalists, were the favourites going into the semis.
Mulai Reuben scored an unconverted try in the first half. Then full back Jenny Joel pushed the team up to 10 points with another try and a successful penalty conversion to lead 10-0 at half-time.
The Flies did not give up easily with Gepora Bob scoring a four pointer. Another try by teammate Jenny Paias and conversion from Miriam Jack gave the girls a fighting chance that saw the team lock horns right into extra time.
PMWRFLA president Elis Siki was upset with the actions of some Sisters’ officials who abused a touch judge.
The second half was delayed for more than 30 minutes after senior coaches from other clubs and referees calmed down the match officials to continue the game.
Siki said male officials should respect the females matches and not disrupt them because of referees and touch judges decisions.