PNG Games: WNB set for gold

West New Britain is known for its outstanding talent in AFL but at this year’s 7th BSP PNG Games, there are sadly only two teams registered for the sport.

Host province West New Britain and East New Britain are the only two teams vying for the gold medal.

The first match was staged at the Hoskins Mini Stadium.

Team West New Britain showed no mercy as they ran rings around neighbouring province ENB to score 26 points to 7 in the first quarter.

Both teams showed determination but it was home side West New Britain that had the upper hand in defence, shutting down the ENB team.

The game ended with a huge win to Team WNB 101 to ENB 10 points

Team WNB captain Allan Kaumu admitted the game was tough but his team managed to execute play well.

West New Britain will go on to claim gold in AFL if they score another win against East New Britain.

In other game results, Madang defeated hosts West New Britain 14 points to 10 in the men’s rugby nines competition at the Peter Humphreys stadium in Kimbe town.

Sophie Yaruso