Goroka Lahanis advance to finals

The Bintangor Goroka Lahanis secured a 10-6 victory over the Giru Waghi Tumbe in Sunday afternoon’s Digicel Cup preliminary finals at the Oil Search National Football Stadium.

It was a tough encounter between both teams as each fought to gain the upper hand.

However, 19 minutes into the match and a pass from Tumbe’s fullback, Micah Pia, got intercepted by Amos Kafare at the Lahanis’ 40-metre mark.

With three chasers behind the left winger, he gave them a run for their money as he broke the ice with the first try of the match.

It was 4-0 until right before half time, the Lahanis slotted in another try through hooker, Charlie Buka.

A successful conversion ensured a 10-point lead for the Goroka team until 54 minutes into the match and Emmanuel Waine slid over the Lahanis’ try line.

The Tumbe converted the try for a 10-6 result but unfortunately for them, the Lahanis prevented them from further reaching their line.

The Lahanis will now meet leaders of the competition, the Enga Mioks, in the grand final next Sunday.

Carmella Gware