​ Striker helps Hekari grab fifth win

Hekari United FC top striker Koriak Upaiga helped his team achieve five consecutive wins scoring two goals today in round five of the Telikom National Soccer League.

Hekari defeated newcomers Huawei PS United FC 3-1 in the main game of the Southern Conference thanks to Upaiga’s two added goals.

Upaiga’s first goal came 20 minutes into the first half.

It was an easy one right in front of the net after Huawei’s goalie ran out of his box in an attempt to stop the ball which gave Upaiga the perfect time to score without much effort.

Huawei was able to hold on till half time 1-0 preventing Hekari from striking again.

Upaiga wasted no time in the second half scoring his second goal 7 minutes into the second half.

Huawei fought back to score their first goal but this was not enough to take them home against the soccer giants who went on to score their third goal to finish on top.

In the first match of the Southern Conference, Gigira Laitepo drew with PKA Rapatona FC nil all.

For the Northern Conference, Madang Fox FC also drew nil all with champions Lae City Dwellers while Besta PNG United lost to Admiralty 3-0.

In Goroka, home team Gosiha FC lost to visitors Welgris Morobe United FC 2-1.

The only game to be played on Sunday (tomorrow) at 3pm will be between Erema Gulf FC and FC Port Moresby.

Quintina Naime