Dabaris beat Vipers

The Central Dabaris have gotten back into the winners circle after a convincing 32 – 14 win over the Port Moresby Vipers today.

Leading at halftime in the round 10 match, 10 – 6, the Dabaris added 22 extra points to put away the Vipers.

The Dabaris were the first score in the 11th minute through Makara Hura after some simple lateral passing.

Thirteen minutes later the Dabaris left edge would strike again when Hura would find an unmarked Kostika Tobata.

A defensive misread by the Dabaris saw the Vipers five-eighth, Mathew Girimai, run through a gap and put through a grubber for winger Frank Tole to score.

The Dabaris were then penalised for a high shot in front of their posts, giving the Vipers two easy point for a 10 – 6 scoreline going into halftime.

10 minutes into the second half and the Dabaris’ Buli Henao runs a beautiful line 20 metres out to score for a 16 – 6 score.

Three minutes later Alan Simbiri would score off a Junior Belo grubber to add another six points.

In the 58th minute Shane Haro would fend and shrugs off five defenders to score a much needed try for the Vipers.

Seven minutes later Ravu Otto would finish a Dabaris raid down the right edge, catching a short pass from Tekila Kini to extend the Dabaris’ lead.

The Vipers did not give up with Rex Tandowa finishing a set move to add another four-pointer.

However a John Boge try in the 75th minute was the final nail in the coffin as the Dabaris went on to beat the Vipers 32 – 14.

(Picture: Central Dabari)

Cedric Patjole