Mioks prove their worth

The Enga Mioks have proven yet again why they are top of the ladder in the 2018 Digicel Cup competition.

This afternoon they sailed over the Gulf Isou at the Sir John Guise stadium, 36-16 at fulltime.

In the opening minutes it was fair play from both sides as they tested each other on the field, but the Isous were quick with first try just after 10 minutes into the game.

Mioks returned the favour some six minutes later with a try from John Orope. Roger Laka levelled the score with a conversion.

It was 6-all until a close call by Mioks winger, with a second attempt that was unsuccessful.

However, the Mioks came back with a second try by Eddie Daffa, fending off Isou’s backline to place the ball under the post.

12-6 at halftime and Mioks captain Supa Kokot said the game structure was not being played as shown in the many errors.

Isou captain Moore Evara also said his backline needed more work and was hoping for a turnaround as they play with the wind.

However, back to second half and the Mioks piled on more points through number 9 Hoods Kawage, with a little sidestep away from the Isou full back.

Two minutes later, Mioks number 10 was fed by Kawage to put the competition leaders 26 points ahead to Isou just 6.

In the 57th minute Isou lost a chance for a second try when number 2 dropped the ball just metres away from the corner.

Mioks’ captain took advantage of this with a runaway, 60 metres from the Mioks’ own try line, sliding into the right corner.

Laka almost met his skipper halfway with a conversion but the ball bounced off the post.

It was 30 points to Isou 6.

Isou captain Moore Evara responded with his own, and bounced back from the onslaught in the 71st minute.

Despite the Isou’s 80 metre runaway in the 77th minute, the Mioks were already miles ahead, stealing the match 36 points to 16.

Salome Vincent