The National, Monday July 15th, 2013
By PETER ESOP WARI
HELA Wigmen registered an upsetting win over home ground rivals PRK Mendi Muruks 30-24 at the Joe Keviame Oval yesterday.
Muruks and Wigmen share the same venue.
Just minutes after the kick off by the Muruks, Wigmen prop Jerry Tapara made a deep run into the Muruks territory gaining 20 meters.
Five-eight Kewa Kili jolted through the Muruks defence to set up a try which was not converted by half-back Chirs Lai.
The Muruks struck back in the 16th minute when dummy-half Joshua Molsie ran amok the Hela territory which resulted in a try. Muruks missed the conversion kick and score stood 4-4.
The Wigmen retaliated and executed a well planned ball work that reulted in a successful converted try by half-back Chris Lai which brought the score to 10-4.
A fair game was played in the first half, where both took turns in scoring points leading to the halftime where the score stood at 14-14.
Former Muruks power house Joseph Omae scored a point after six minutes into the second half making the Wigmen to lead the race to 20-14.
The Kemele Wigmen proved to Southern Highlanders that Mendi was their home ground and fought fiercely to score two more tries.