The National, Monday 23rd January 2012
A REJUVENATED University Inter FC recaptured their old form to brush aside a late charge from VAT Yamaros to win 3-2 in the Ox & Palm Women’s National Soccer League at Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Flanker Esther Kurabi, who missed out on selection for the Olympic Qualifier, was in top form for University, contributing strongly to their win.
However, after Saturday’s performance she could convince selectors to reverse their decision and get her in the training squad.
She is not the only one who performed outstandingly. Francisca Mandoni was also impressive in defence thwarting chances taken by their opponents.
Kurabi was in blistering form. She collected a pass from the centre and raced into the Yamaros danger zone and sliced it through for the opening goal.
Several minutes later, striker Deslyn Siniu, a devout Seventh Day Adventist, scored the second before Esther Muta extended the lead to 3-0.
It was a more improved University side compared to the last match. They look certain to pick up from this match winning performance.
However in the second half, Yamaros came back strongly and made University work overtime.
Yamaros came back strongly in the second half with flanker Flossie Makeu picking up a double but by then it was too late.
Makeu scored her first goal from a deflection to slice it past University goalkeeper Linda Bunaga.
Few minutes later she beat Bunaga before pushing into the net.
In the early match, Mungkas defeated Hekari 1-0 to maintain the top spot.
In Lae, competition leaders Poro thrashed Wau 3-0 and Bara edged PNG Power 2-1.