Warriors hunt down Panthers in second 40

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The National, Monday July 29th, 2013

 REIGNING champions Dobo Warriors are making a positive surge to make the top eight following a morale-boosting 16-12 win over Paga Panthers in Port Moresby Rugby League at the Lloyd Robson Oval yesterday.

The Warriors had to fight tooth and nail as they were down 12-6 at half time with the latter scoring two tries to Jackie Mark and Eugene Mel.

The Warriors could only manage a converted try to winger Gary Num at the fifth minute and from there were given no chance of breaking the Panthers defence.

However the tide turned in the second half with Anton Bar and Kopex Lipat scoring to give the men from Sogeri the much needed win.

The Warriors playing has been given a boost by the return of a strong and decisive management team and the results are being translated on field.

In the other strong match, Tarangau showed they mean business when they nailed Hawks 30-18 in a strong performance.

The warders were in a rampant mood scoring tries through Moses Nini, Solomon Pokari, Manu Kamu, Andrew Umbi, Junior Levi and Puti Forova for the win.

The Hanuabada men gave some resistance but could only manage three tries to Pio Allan, Vaieke Vani and Vagi Agalu.

In the other results, Wests looked good with tries from Ila Alu, Gideon Koivi, Bernard Luke and Philemon Andrew to nail Hohola Flies 22-8, Butterflies beat Souths 20-16, Magani ran over Defence 20-10, Kone Storm blitzed Maiari Eagles 26-8, Kone Tigers beat Pumas 22-8 and Royals edged out Brothers 9-8.