Dwellers open OFC campaign with 5-2 win

Lae City Dwellers opened their campaign at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League with a 5-2 win over Malampa Revivors today at Mangere Centre Park, New Zealand.

Dwellers opened their account in the 8th minute after Raymond Gunemba slotted one past Naruel Maliu.

The Lae boys kept the pressure on and it was 2-0 minutes out from the break when Peter Dabinyaba Jr. fired a shot into the nets.

Vanuatu’s Revivors were let right back into the match on the stroke of half-time through an own goal from Gunemba.

It came from a corner kick from John Alick that slipped through Gunemba’s legs knocking it into his own goal.

This fired up the Dwellers who came out hungry for more points in the second half.

Two quick goals to George Debenham and Obert Bika put them in firm control at 4-1 after 55 minutes of play.

Revivors showed some fight and managed a goal in the 62nd minute through Edwin Bai who capitalized on a mix up in the Dwellers backline and scored.

But Alex Kamen put any hopes of a comeback to rest making it 5-2 just four minutes later to go on and win the Group C match.

Troy Taule