Hunters’ win maintains their spot on ladder

The SP PNG Hunters’ win on Sunday has ensured that they remain sixth in the Intrust Sup Cup competition.

Their dominant performance in their final home game was more than satisfying for Coach Michael Marum.

True to their word, the SP PNG Hunters made their last home game count in front of a record crowd of 12,000 people at the National Football Stadium.

It was 40-16 when the final whistle blew, with the team looking forward to taking on the Central Queensland Capras on Saturday, August 25th, at Browne Park.

Though every player was outstanding, it was the Koiari man, Edene Gebbie, who was the man-of-the-match.

“He’s just a really exciting player to watch,” said Coach Marum.

“He’s got speed, he’s got good skills and passes both sides.

“After a good game in Lae he sort of went quiet for a bit there but now he’s picking up again.”

Coach Marum said just like Gebbie, it is a challenge for the players to maintain consistency in their performance. However, he will continue to encourage the boys to work on that area.

Meantime, the team has suffered no major injuries while a lot of positives have been taken from the round 23 match.

(Edene Gebbie going in for his second try, supported by teammate Brendon Gotuno)

Carmella Gware