PNG Under 23 Residents

PNG won through defensive play: Nami

The PNG team’s assistant coach, Glen Nami, said this after the inaugural match against the New South Wales Country League on Sunday.

It was a slow start riddled with errors for the PNG team as they took on the New South Wales Country Under 23 boys.

PNG’s assistant coach Glen Nami attributed their win to good defensive play.

PNG U23 Residents triumphant

The score was 18-12 when the hooter went off.

The home team claimed victory in the inaugural PNG Residents match, but not without a few minor hiccups.

Winning coach Stanley Tepend admitted to a slow start with a few errors, but credited the PNG boys for a great win.

The first try of the match was from the visiting team when Owen Blaire intercepted a pass and sped 70 metres to give his team an advantage in the first half.

Around 14 minutes later and a burly Muku Peter Kalu shrugs off a defender for PNG’s first try of the match.