7 mins 53 secs into the match, James Segeyaro picked up an inside ball, offloading to Lachlan Lam who opened up the account for the PNG LNG Kumuls.
Lam, although on debut, made no secret of his ability in rugby league.
Rhyse Martin then had no problem converting, giving PNG an early lead, 6-nil.
Kicking dead off the restart, the USA Hawks struggled with the wind behind them.
Justin Olam went through from a pass from young Lam to score out right in the 11th minute.