Hunters were not determined to win: Coach

The SP PNG Hunters were not determined enough to get a win against the Redcliffe Dolphins, says Coach Michael Marum.

Speaking at the post-match conference after the round 17 clash, a disappointed coach Marum admitted that more work needs to be done before their next game.

Though the Dolphins were the first to record a try in yesterday’s match at the National Football Stadium, the SP PNG Hunters came from behind to lead 14-12 at half-time.

However, a return from second half saw the visiting team dominate the game, resulting in an 8-point margin win for them.

“We had all the opportunity, we had the wind behind us…the attitude of the players was just not good,” said Marum.

“With 10 minutes, 15 minutes to go, there was just no energy there.

“The Dolphins were hungry all throughout the match. They got hit hard but they kept turning up.”

The Hunters will be facing Northern Pride on July 15th at the National Football Stadium.

Yesterday’s loss has resulted in the Hunters dropping back to the 11th spot while the Northern Pride are currently fourth on the ladder.

Carmella Gware