By ISAAC LIRI
FC Morobe Wawens skipper Ferdallas Namuesa says they need to polish up their attack despite edging FC Momase 1-0 at the PNG Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Both sides had an equal share of possession in both halves, but it was the visitors who broke the deadlock when Moses Kamakeng scored in the 53rd minute.
In attack, Wawens’ Alu Awi and Giwi Simon missed a lot of opportunities to put the game beyond doubt.
Wawens skipper Ferdallas Namuesa said they expected a tough game against the home side.
“We knew they were a very good side,” Namuesa said.
“That is why we prepared well for them.
“Last week, we beat Buang FC 10-1 which gave our boys a lot of confidence heading into this game.
“I thought the game was going to be a draw after we were nil all at the break, but we were lucky to score in the second half.
“We had a lot of chances but we didn’t make use of them, so we will have to go back and work on that at training.
“We will be playing Besta United next (this) week and they beat Madang, so we will have to prepare well.
“With back-to-back wins, I think we have a good chance of making the finals. We were on third spot coming into this game and if we can come up with another win, then it would be good for us.”
Meanwhile in other results, defending champions Toti City FC beat Southern Strikers 3-0 while Besta PNG United caused an upset, beating Madang FC 2-0 in Lae’s double-header.
Unofficial NSL table after round eight: 1. Toti City FC (21 points); 2. Madang FC (14 points); 3. FC Morobe Wawens (12 points); 4. Besta PNG United (nine points); 5. FC Momase (five points); 6. Southern Strikers (four points); and 7. Buang FC (nil).
By ISAAC LIRI