Hunters maintain winning streak

It was a very good afternoon for the SP PNG Hunters as they, once again, proved themselves to be the better side as they triumphed over the South Logan Magpies at Davies Park, Brisbane.

The Hunters’ defense were too strong for the Magpies as they kept them at bay with a 12-point victory.

The SP PNG Hunters have maintained their winning streak as they thrashed the South Logan Magpies 18-6 this afternoon in Brisbane.

9 minutes into the round 21 game and the Hunters were the first to put a mark on the board through a penalty goal.

3 minutes later, Junior Rau registered the team’s first try of the match.

It was 6-0, in favour of the visitors, when another penalty kick was awarded to them, courtesy of an infringement by the hosts. This placed the Hunters in the lead with 8 points.

34 minutes into the game and an agile Charlie Simon barreled through the Magpies’ defence. Unfortunately, an unsuccessful conversion by Captain Ase Boas left the score at 12-0.

A return from second half and the Hunters scored another 2 points through a penalty goal, thanks to another infringement from the host team.

The Magpies were under pressure as the score margin started widening.

It was a relief for them as George Fai used his weight to push through the Hunters’ defenders for their first try of the round 21 clash.   

Guy Hamilton, who is the leading point scorer for the 2018 Intrust Super Cup competition, converted the try, with the score now at 6-14.

60 minutes into the game and another penalty shot was made by the Hunters captain.

Ball handling errors and infringements topped the agenda for the nervous home side.

76 minutes in and once again, another penalty kick was awarded to the Hunters.

Captain Ase Boas made it count for a comfortable 18-6 lead.

It is sweet revenge for the Hunters since the Magpies previously defeated them during their round 7 challenge at the National Football Stadium in April.

The dream of making the top 6 will soon be realised by the PNG team.

Carmella Gware