Central Dabaris’ second loss

Central Dabaris suffered their second loss for the 2019 Digicel Cup season, going down 10 points to 30 against the Kroton Hela Wigmen.

The Fortuna Online Central Dabaris played their best in Port Moresby yesterday but the Hela Wigmen delivered a strong performance against them.

The Wigmen proved to be the better side while the Dabaris missing key players and regular Captain, Adam Korave, lacked direction and leadership.

The Wigmen raced to a 12-point lead at half-time scoring three unconverted tries, with winger Gilmo Paul bagging a double and Julius Yakopa scoring the other.

The Dabaris got off to a bad start to the second half, allowing the ball to bounce from the kick-restart for a line drop out, putting the Wigmen on the attack. Yues David did not waste the opportunity by diving over in front of the line through soft defense for a converted try. This put the score at 18 – 0.

In the 60th minute, Wigmen Roger David intercepted a pass from Dabaris fullback John Stanley to run 80 metres for a converted try, extending their lead 24 – 0.

Dabaris mountain man Garry Ware responded in the 64th minute, and was unstoppable from five metres out as he scored their first try of the afternoon under the posts for a 24 – 6 score line.

Wigmen’s Junior Manda made a break through the middle, finding support on the right side through Julius Yakopa and then an unmarked Yaksi Kila, to score a converted try, extending their lead by 30 points.

In the 77th minute, John Stanley fought off three defenders to score for the Dabaris from a scrum 15 metres out from the Wigmen line.

The unconverted try left the scores at 30 – 10 at full time.  

Sally Pokiton