BURLEIGH LOSE COMPETITION LEAD AS HOME RULES FOR HUNTERS
Burleigh’s impressive run at the top of the Intrust Super Cup came to an end on Sunday afternoon in Port Moresby as the Hunters maintained an even more impressive run with another victory at home. They last lost in PNG in June 2014.
That home record includes no losses ever in Port Moresby, so it was always going to be a tough assignment for Burleigh coming into the game on the back of a shock loss at home to the Pride.
PNG too had their scare last weekend against Ipswich at home, on the back of some crucial penalties, but they got home a little more comfortably this weekend.
The Hunters scored three tries in each half, one in the very first minute, to set up the important victory in Port Moresby. The Bears scored two themselves in each half, and some better goal kicking may have got them closer – they kicked 2/4. However PNG’s goal kicking was no better, or in fact even worse with just two conversions from their sixth tries.
If not for conceding a late try at Redcliffe a few weeks back, the Hunters could be leading the competition themselves this weekend.
|National Football Stadium|
|Lloyd Robertson Oval, Port Morseby|