The Port Moresby Hockey Association concluded their pre-season games over the weekend.
Since the usual playing venues are still under the construction for the 2015 Pacific Games, the Koroboro International School will play host for this season.
It was another flaring physical round of action in the Port Moresby Hockey Association pre-season, as teams jostled for field time in the lead up to the start of the official rounds.
Eight regular teams are hitting up the wildcard race at their new venues while awaiting work on the Sir John Guise to end. Sunam, Seagulls, Bismark, United, Wanderers, Golden Eagles, BSP and MVP were all cool, calm, and collected as they focused on producing quality and quantity for upcoming major events including the 2015 Pacific Games, and the Oceania Cup in December in Fiji.
The match between Seagulls in White and Black, and Sunam was evenly matched, as they continued doing the things that had worked for them all season. Seagulls came fired up right from the start, leaving Sunam handicapped to go past the strong Seagulls’ defence.
Sunam pledged to play it cool while on the brink of exchanging sticks to sticks. However, the Sunam’s goal keeper wasn’t able to freeze the ball for Seagulls to find the back of the net. Seagulls utilized the first 15 minutes to collect 3 points to 1 to half time.
In the second half, a revamped Sunam were up for action after a close assessment of their earlier mistakes. Sunam pounded heavily against their rivals to bag 2 points, adding a draw to the scoreboard.
In the men’s division, Wanderers in maroon, left Seagulls high and dry at 3 points to nil in the first half. The pressure kept mounting on a determined Seagulls side as they tried every attempt to go past the strong goalie. Disappointedly, Seagulls bagged a point before bowing out at 5-1.
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