Gigira Laitepo

Hekari United registers six straight wins

Hekari remain undefeated after beating Gigira Laitepo United FC in round six of NSL at Bisini Soccer Grounds, Port Moresby today.

It was a replay of round one when the two teams first met with Hekari claiming victory 4-2.

Hekari wasted no time scoring eight minutes into the game through striker Papalau Awele.  Upaiga extended the lead 23 minutes later, scoring an easy goal from in front of the goal mouth, 2-0.

Hekari aims for six straight wins in NSL

They take on Gigira Laitepo United FC at 3pm today at Bisini Soccer Grounds in Port Moresby in round six of the NSL competition.

Hekari remains unbeaten in the southern conference on 15 points after round five while rival Gigira Laitepo has five points on the ladder.

The minor premiers will be banking on skipper and national representative David Muta to lead them to victory and the strong attack of Koriak Upaiga, Papalau Awele and Erickson Komeng.

Newcomer Gigira has top players July Elijah, Ian Yanum and Moses Arisim to keep them on track.

Rapatona and Gigira end match scoreless

It was a tough encounter as both teams struggled throughout the game but they both had the advantage of a strong backline.

This was the first time they have ever met so the pace in the first half was slow as they got used to each other’s game.

Rapatona picked up speed in the second half but missed an opportunity five minutes into the second half when a hand ball was awarded by the referee.

Despite Rapatona officials’ complaint against the referee’s call which stopped the match for about ten minutes, the referee stood by his decision and continued the game.