Vikings, Dolphins to lock horns in Motu-Koita grand final


TATANA Island A-Grade teams Vikings and Dolphins booked grand final spots with wins in the Motu-Koita Rugby League preliminary finals at the Papua New Guinea Football Stadium on Saturday.
Dolphins edged reigning champions Baruni Eagles 11-10, thanks to a late field goal.
The win for the Dolphins did not come that easy as the Eagles put in a solid performance in attack and defence.
In the other match, Vikings beat Baruni Dunas 12-4.
The two Baruni teams bow out of the premiership race.
It was clean and solid football in the two fixtures with Port Moresby Rugby League referees Michael Kalpi and Aaron Henry controlling the matches.
Vikings and Dolphins will lock horns in the grand final at the Sir John Guise Stadium on Saturday.
Regardless of the result, the title will be going to Tatana Island.
Vikings were leading 10-0 at the break and registered only a penalty goal seconds before fulltime to win 12-4.
Vikings scored tries through Linus Dick and Asilada Alvin. Heni John bagged two goals.
Dunas’ sole try was scored by centre Sale Misi in the second half to trail 4-10.
League acting president and secretary Arthur Patrick commended all the teams and supporters for their behaviour to end the fixtures peacefully.
Patrick said there was only one winner and it was decided on the field on the day.

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