Lautoka FC

Lae City FC thrash Lautoka FC

Nigel Dabinyaba and skipper Raymond Gunemba led the pack, with five goals in the first half.

Emmanuel Simon and Orbert Bika contributed impressively to the massive score-line.

Despite a yellow card against Simon, he was happy to have put two goals to his name.

Meantime, Hekari United will count on the experience and  cool heads of their leadership group when they face defending champions Hienghene Sport in a must win match for both sides this Wednesday, at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Madang fall to Lautoka

The Fijian side pushed out to a 2-0 lead with goals to Benjamin Totori in the 21st and Cory Chettleburgh eleven minutes later.

Madang fired back minutes before the break through midfielder Maskulan Pulung.

However, Lautoka secured the win in late in the second half when Brian Kaltack found the back of the nets to register the first win in Pool C.

Next up for Madang FC will be the defending champions Auckland City FC. This match is scheduled for next Wednesday, February 28 at 4pm (1pm PNG time).

Madang, Lautoka to open Pool C matches

Madang FC, Lautoka FC, AS Venus and defending champions Auckland City FC make up the pool.

The opening match will be between Madang FC and Fiji’s Lautoka FC at 1pm (10am PNG time) this Sunday.

Following this AS Venus from Tahiti takes on the home side Auckland City FC starting at 4pm.

The format is the same with the top two teams to advance on to the quarter-finals.

PNG’s other team in the Champions League, Lae City Dwellers FC, made history last Friday by becoming the second team from PNG to advance past the pool matches after finishing second in Pool A.

Lautoka FC qualify for OFC Champions League

Lautoka haven’t made an appearance in the region’s premier international club competition since 2011, and made sure their return would be a deserved one.

The side remains undefeated in the national league, topping the table with 34 points with one last match to play against Rewa.

Despite falling short in both the Fiji Fact and Battle of the Giants, Kamal Swamy’s side regrouped to ensure a fairytale run to the OFC Champions League maintaining an unbeaten run of 13 consecutive league games.