Wigmen thrash Vipers

The Kroton Hela Wigmen ran in four tries in the second half to defeat the struggling NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 28-8 this afternoon at the National Football Stadium.

The Wigmen hit the lead in the first five minutes after Clyde Name dived over on the wing.

The Vipers were able to hit back just before the break when centre Lawrence Kuso scored.

However, the kick from Maxwell Doriga was unsuccessful, leaving the score at half-time at 6-4.

Poor ball handling in the second half from the Vipers meant more possession for their opponents.

The Wigmen made the Vipers pay dearly, scoring twice in ten minutes through Standford Talita and Paul Karbi.

This brought the score to 16-4.

There was some hope for the Vipers after hooker Supa George Fabian caught the defence napping and burrowed under to slam the ball down.

But the nail in the coffin for the Vipers came not long after another try to Talita in the 62nd and Melvin Paul in the 68th minute.

Troy Taule