The Bintagor Goroka Lahanis trounced the PRK Mendi Muruks by a point to book a spot in the semifinals.
The Muruks put up a tough challenge at the Rabiamul Oval in Mt Hagen over the weekend.
It was a blockbuster showdown at the Rabiamul Oval in Mt Hagen with the Lahanis outfit and arch rivals PRK Mendi Muruks.
Mendi Muruks fired up right from the start with a big crowd advantage, while the Lahanis were true to their form in white and red.
Lahanis' Kevin Inagafa’s breakthrough fixed speedster Bernard Tatsim Jnr to score the opener in the corner.
The Muruks were up for a season battle right from the first minute when Lahanis triggered the scoring board.
They went on a rampage spree, bagging two converted tries.
Lahanis replied through Minaho Goso right into halftime and settled at 8 points, the spirited Muruks settling at 12.
In the second half, Muruks continued their dominance as they went neck to neck, keeping the crowd on their toes.
It was a daunting yet flamboyant page-turner for both teams and the countdown continues.
The seeded Muruks played their cards well but the boys from Goroka came from behind, taking the win at 25-24.
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