Lae City Dwellers

Thrilling Semi-Finals Set Grand Final Stage

Yagi Yasasa's crucial goal in the second half of extra time proved decisive after a 1-1 draw in regulation.

Dwellers to play Team Wellington

This was confirmed this week after the official draw was held at the OFC Academy in Auckland, New Zealand, giving the quarter final match-ups, the semi-finals and finals.

Team Wellington, who topped Group D in Honiara at the weekend, will welcome Group A runners-up Lae City Dwellers to Wellington. This match is set for April 7.

Solomon Warriors, runners-up in Group B, will again find themselves on the road as they also travel to New Zealand to play reigning champions Auckland City FC.

Gunemba: I know we can play better

The Dwellers just didn’t click on game day resulting in their 4-1 demise to Nalktuan FC on Friday.

“We were supposed to play our best but something went wrong.”

Miscommunication between the back four cost them dearly, conceding four goals in the second half.

In attack, the Dwellers forwards didn’t have enough supply from the backline.

“We were thinking we would play better in the second half, even though in the first they raided our defence a few times. I know we can play better but I think they went in and went to sleep.

Dwellers go down; but book finals spot

Both sides went into the sheds at half-time with the score at nil all.

Nalkutan's Azariah Soromon powered his side to the front early in the second half with two goals in the 47th and 57th.

Another goal three minutes later put Nalkutan in firm control in front of the home crowd at Korman Stadium, Vanuatu.

Dwellers' only goal came from Nigel Dabinyaba.

But the show belonged to Soromon who found the back of the net for the third time right on the 90 minute mark.

Nalkutan's win has booked them a home final in Pool A after finishing first with three wins.

Dwellers triumphant over Ba FC

It was a scoreless first half yesterday at Korman Stadium.

The goal for Dwellers came in the 63rd off the boot of Solomon Islands import Tutizama Tanito, who sent a pearler through Misiwani Nairube and into the nets.

Dwellers’ last pool match will be against the home side - Nalkutan FC. This match will be played this Friday and kicks off at 5pm.

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The PNG club were 5-2 winners against Vanuatu's Malampa Revivors on Saturday, their first points in Oceania competition.

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Dwellers open OFC campaign with 5-2 win

Dwellers opened their account in the 8th minute after Raymond Gunemba slotted one past Naruel Maliu.

The Lae boys kept the pressure on and it was 2-0 minutes out from the break when Peter Dabinyaba Jr. fired a shot into the nets.

Vanuatu’s Revivors were let right back into the match on the stroke of half-time through an own goal from Gunemba.

It came from a corner kick from John Alick that slipped through Gunemba’s legs knocking it into his own goal.

This fired up the Dwellers who came out hungry for more points in the second half.

Dwellers win trial matches in Fiji

The Dwellers fought hard for their first win last Friday beating Suva FC 3-2 in rainy conditions.

Goals came from Obert Bika and a double from Emmanuel Simon.

Their second match against the Fijian national team yesterday at the Ba Football Academy was another hard fought one with the Dwellers coming out on top 4-3.

The Dwellers’ points came from two goals from Obert Bika, Raymond Gunemba and Japhet Tiampo.

Dwellers ultimate aim to reach semi-final

Their first match will see the Dwellers lock horns with Vanuatu’s Malampa Revivors on March 11 at Mangere Centre Park, New Zealand.

"We are taking all games seriously and we will treat the first game as our final.

"Our aim is to reach the semi-final but this will not stop us from achieving our utmost best.

"The side has prepared well and we will give our best shot to make a good start in our campaign,” said Gunemba.