There were two home ground loses in round 15 ofthe Digicel Cup matches played in Port Moresby overthe weekend.
Prima Gulf Isapea succumbed tothe Enga Mioks andthe Lahanis were impressive overthe Vipers.
ther big winners werethe Rabaul Gurias 62 to 8 win overthe Hagen Eagles.
Supporters turned up in record numbers for the double header atthe Lloyd Robson Oval.
The Isapeas were first onthe scene againstthe visitors Enga Mioks.
They trlied to capitalise on home ground advantage butthe Mioks proverdthe better side with an eight point win 24 to 16.
The star studded Vipers were next against crowd favourit’s Goroka Lahanis.
Vipers led fromthe start with two converted tries from Sebastian Pandia and Josiah Abavu.
Their defensive game plan leftthe Lahanis scoreless to half time 20-nil.
Vipers maintainedtheir form inthe second half leaving no room for the Lahanis to score. Bettheir defence began to crumble inthe dying minutes ofthe game.
Competition lLeadersLahanis ran six tries with successful conversions to narrowly clinchthe match 24 to 20.
Points Ladderfter Round 15
The Goroka Lahanis have a one point margin with 21 points over Rabaul Guria’s with 20 points to sit on top ofthe Digicel Cup ladder after round 15 matches.
Enga Mioks, Vipers and Snax Tigers are all on 18 points making upthe top five inthe competition.
It’s a must win for bottom ofthe ladder teams to uptheir game to be in contention for the final rounds.
Matches head into round 16 next weekend.
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