The National, Wednesday 24th April 2013
THE second round of the AFLPNG BSP Cup provided some strong hints of the makeup of the season, with some big results for early premiership favourites Hitron Bomana Cats and the Moore University Tigers.
Both clubs dominated their matches against less-fancied rivals in City Pharmacy Gerehu Magpies and the Kwila Gulf Giants.
The real story of the weekend was the domination of new club Moniplus Taurama Suns, who handed a football lesson to their fellow newcomers, Kenmore Central Bombers.
Led by big man Jeffrey Namate and with nine goals to Fredinan Musi, the Suns piled on 25 goals in an awesome display.
It was a weekend for the full forwards with Lamana Docker’s Stanis Isu kicking 11 of his side’s 14 goals against SP Defence. The Dockers will lose five of their key play makers in Jason So’ong, Michael Macca, Greg Aki, Scott Johnson and Theo Gavuri, who jetted out to Australia today to play with Australian clubs.
The University Tigers will lose Jeconiah Peni, who has headed south.
Hitron Bomana Cats’ Kataha Siwee continued his good form with a best on ground performance in the Cats win over a resilient Gerehu Magpie.
Siwee won PNG’s best player award in the Coca-Cola Binatangs recent undefeated campaign to win the South Pacific Cup.
Results: Taurama Barracks Oval: Cats 15.18.108 Magpies 03.08.26, Giants 03.02.20 Tigers 15.10.100, Suns 25.21.171 Bombers 02.01.1. Murray Barracks Oval: Kokofas 13.08.86 Koboni 11.06.72, Hawks 06.04.40 Dockers 14.07.91.